• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 3, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1987’.
The card can be found below:
Tony & David announcement
– ROAD WARRIORS vs. FIELDS/FRANKS
– Road Warriors & Paul Ellering post match interview
– TERRY TAYLOR vs. TERRY JONES
– Ron Garvin interview
– ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. FORCE/ANGEL
– Lex Luger w/ J.J. Dillon interview
– Jim Crockett Jr. announces Starrcade 87 & ticket info
– LEX LUGER vs. MAX MacGyver
– Dusty Rhodes interview
– WARLORD & IVAN KOLOFF vs. STIENBORN & RIDDLE
– Ric Flair interview
– NIKITA KOLOFF vs. EL NEGRO
• WWF Veteran Explains Why Some Wrestlers Hated His Gimmick
During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, Old School WWF Veteran Taz talked about some wrestling hating his gimmick because it would require them to take a lot of bumps in the ring.
Below is what Taz said:
“That’s why they hated me for the most part because I acted that character, the Human Suplex Machine, I would show up to the arena three hours before the show and I was the Human Suplex Machine, I couldn’t break that in my mind. I wasn’t trying to work anyone, but to portray that character, I had to live that gimmick.
No one could ever say to me that I was playing wrestler. I believed I was Taz. I believed I was the Human Suplex Machine. I was the Tazmaniac. That’s who I was and that’s important to succeed as a wrestler even to this day today, in 2018, it don’t matter.”