• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 24, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Akeem vs. Juan Valdes
2. Powers Of Pain vs. Joe Cruz & Lanny Poffo
3. Jim Duggan vs. Tony Suber
4. Rick Rude vs. Scott Casey
5. Bad News Brown vs. Bob Emory
6. Ronnie Garvin vs. Barry Horowitz
7. Ron Bass vs. Martin Roy
• WWE’s New Plan To Increase Ratings For NXT After WrestleMania 36
According to Tom Colohue, WWE officials are planning to have NXT as a part of the Draft / Superstar Shake-Up after WrestleMania 36.
This means that wrestlers from RAW and SmackDown will get drafted to NXT as well.
WWE officials believe this will help in increasing viewership for NXT and beating AEW Dynamite in viewership with a big difference.
Colohue noted that NXT officials are only interested in bringing in the wrestlers from RAW & SmackDown that ‘maintain the NXT spirit the fans have come to expect’.
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