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WWF Writer Wanted APA To Be All About Being A Mixed Race Tag Team

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 4, 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 in Duluth, Minnesota and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

1. Rick Rude vs. Tim Yates

2. The Bolsheviks vs. Billy Bowman & Riki Ataki

3. The Ultimate Warrior vs. Steve Lombardi

4. Ted DiBiase vs. Buck Zumhofe

5. Dino Bravo vs. Frank DeFalco

6. Brutus Beefcake vs. Tom Stone

7. Greg Valentine vs. JT Thomas

• WWF Writer Wanted APA To Be All About Being A Mixed Race Tag Team

As the Black Lives Matter movement is making waves all over the USA, WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020 inductee JBL took to Twitter to reveal a WWF writer’s pitch in the past, where he wanted the APA to be a big deal for being a mixed race Tag Team.

JBL is a white guy and Ron Simmons is a black guy, which is why the writer wanted to show that WWF represents diversity.

However, Simmons didn’t approve of the idea and said that the team is about being friends and not about different races.

Below is what JBL posted on Twitter:

“A writer suggested one time in @WWE that we would make a big deal out of Ron and I being one of first mix raced teams in a major promotion. Ron killed it immediately – he said this is about best friends, not about race. It just didn’t matter to us. It never should.”

        
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