NWA Starrcade 1985 The Gathering North Carolina Atlanta Georgia

NWA Starrcade 1985 Takes Place in Two Locations – North Carolina Edition – November 28th, 1985 – Today in Wrestling History

National Wrestling Alliance’s (NWA) Starrcade 1985 was one of those events that took place in two locations. This was on the same night, in two separate arenas, nowhere near each other. This is also the first live wrestling event to be broadcast from two separate locations. Do not worry, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) would copy it for Wrestlemania 2 the following year. Not to be outdone though, the WWF would hold their event in THREE locations at once. I am going to cover the North Carolina location of Starrcade 1985 in this article.

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Happy Birthday Erick Rowan – November 28th, 1981 – Today in Wrestling History

Joseph Ruud, known as Erick Rowan in WWE, was born on November 28th, 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He debuted on December 12th, 2012 on WWE’s NXT brand. At that time, NXT was the WWE’s developmental program and not aired on television. Erick Rowan would be a follower of Bray Wyatt in the Wyatt Family for most of his WWE career.

30 Minute Midas Touch Podcast Golden Boy Greg Anthony

30 Minute Midas Touch Podcast Debuts on YouTube, More Platforms Coming

The 30 Minute Midas Touch podcast has just debuted on YouTube. The host, “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony, is old school as it gets. Greg Anthony has held probably every position you can in wrestling, in and out of the ring. He is now adding podcasting to his resume. As with all debut productions there are some rough edges but what is here is golden, if you will pardon the pun.

Survivor Series 1990 WWE PPV

Survivor Series 1990 Sees Undead Walk – November 22nd, 1990 – Today in Wrestling History

Survivor Series 1990 is an incredibly special event for fans of wrestling. Even if you are not a follower of WWE, you know who the Undertaker is. He made his WWE debut at this event in Hartford, Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center. Undertaker was billed as the mystery partner for The Million Dollar Team, led by Ted DiBiase. I do not want to take away from the other matches on this card because it was quite a stacked event. Fans in attendance probably did not realize how special this event was though.

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WWE Release Zelina Vega from Contract, More to it

Zelina Vega is one of those under the radar talents. She is not someone that had multiple championships in WWE. She is mostly known for being a manager to Andrade. Vega only recently seriously started pursuing a singles career on Smackdown on Fox on Friday nights. She is also one that hinted at support on Twitter for unionizing wrestlers. The question is, why was she released early from her contract? Especially at a time when WWE is protecting anyone and everyone they can with extended “stay at home” contracts? Was it the unionizing idea or something else?

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All Elite Wrestling Video Game Announced

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) came to life in 2019 promising a “new league” for wrestling fans. Whether they achieved that goal or not is up to you, the fans. My intent here is to discuss the AEW videogame that was recently announced. The developers behind it are well versed with videogame wrestling so at least there is that. It is no secret that some of the higher ups at AEW are videogame fans. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega being prominent. Aubrey Edwards, AEW referee, is also a former videogame producer.

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Matt Riviera Makes Jerry Lawler Retirement Offer at USA Championship Wrestling #102

Matt Riviera and Jerry Lawler are locked in a feud that rivals the old territory days. These two have been going at each other’s throats for years now. This feud has carried over to many states and many partner promotions over the years. Most recently, Jerry Lawler beat Matt Riviera for the CWA Championship in Maumelle Arkansas. In the USA Championship Wrestling promotion, Matt Riviera has made an offer to The King to retire.

Chris Jericho Monday Night Raw Debut

Chris Jericho Makes Monday Night Raw Debut – August 9th, 1999 – Today in Wrestling History

By the time Chris Jericho had made his debut on Monday Night Raw, he had been off television year or two. At least in North America due to his wrestling in Japan. Between his leaving World Championship Wrestling and debuting in the WWF, Jericho wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. His debut in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) was punctuated with a several weeklong build up.

WCW Road Wild 1998 Sturgis South Dakota

WCW Road Wild 1998 Invades South Dakota – August 8th, 1998 – Today in Wrestling History

WCW Road Wild 1998 was just one of several annual showcases of just how wild World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was. WWE did not have anything to compare to outrageous sets and locations that WCW would make use of in the wrestling war. Road Wild was one of a couple “destination” Pay Per Views WCW put on. In 1998 they returned to the Sturgis Rally & Races venue located in Sturgis, South Dakota. Over 8,000 people were in attendance for this event. In the main event we saw Jay Leno, former host of The Tonight Show now, team with Diamond Dallas Page. They would take on Eric Bischoff and Hollywood Hulk Hogan.

Shayna Baszler WWE NXT MMA UFC

Shayna Baszler Punches Her Way into the World – August 8th, 1980 – Today in Wrestling History

Shayna Baszler is a cross sport star, having started her career in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She would see a final mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 15 wins and 11 losses. Most of those wins being via submission. She would begin her wrestling career with a loss before becoming a force in the WWE.

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