NEWS, HISTORY AND ANALYSIS THAT MATTER TO THE SERIOUS WRESTLING FAN
15 YEARS AGO - TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK 11.07.05
Published Saturday, November 05, 2005 by DEVELOPMENTALspotlight | E-mail this post
In a weekly feature at The Pro-Wrestling Chronicle, we examine the top stories making their way around the wrestling world 15 years ago. Sources for the stories include Herb Kunze, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter and The Pro-Wrestling Torch Newsletter.
TOP NEWS STORIES for the week of: November 7, 1990.
The National Wrestling Alliance returned to Toronto in a much hyped event, headlining with Lex Luger vs. Sid Vicious. Also scheduled on the card was El Gigante vs. Nick Dicarlo and Brian Pillman vs. The Black Scorpion. The show only saw 600 fans attend, and El Gigante didn't make it as he was detained at the border.
The Ultimate Warrior is scheduled to undergo a major makeover in appearance. He is set to recieve platinum blonde locks. He meets Randy Savage for the first time for the title on Saturday as the WWF is running a big show in Chicago on the same day, at the same time that the NWA is running Halloween Havoc down the street. The World Wrestling Federation has just announced the return to the ring of Roddy Piper and an appearance by Chicago's own Legion of Doom to fill out the card.
Robert Gibson is out of action with a pretty bad knee injury until at least 1991. The Rock n' Roll Express are on hiatus, with the Freebirds injuring Gibson in storyline. Look for Ricky Morton to spend the rest of the year teaming with Tommy Rich.
Shane Douglas, who had spent the better part of his WWF tenure losing matches on syndicated television, actually won this week. Could a push be in store?
Rumors are abound that Demolition may start wearing masks, possibly to differentiate themselves from the Legion of Doom.
Jim Neidhart, The Honky Tonk Man, Paul Diamond, Lanny Poffo, Greg Valentine and Jim Brunzell were all given releases by the World Wrestling Federation. The Survivor Series is expected to be their last date with the company.
Jake Roberts was blinded by Rick Martel on syndicated television over the weekend. After being blinded on the set of The Brother Love show, Roberts gasped for air and managed to DDT Brother Love.
Saturday Night's Main Event was taped on Tuesday. The Hart Foundation dropped the tag team titles to The Rockers. The WWF is considering moving Saturday Night's Main Event to the FOX Network due to falling ratings.
Master Blaster Steel (Kevin Nash) is trying out for a role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
Paul Orndorff is rumored to be on his way back in to the WWF.
As we draw closer to the Survivor Series, the giant egg continues to appear at many live events. Though the original rumor had King Kong Bundy being inside of the egg, and hatching at Survivor Series to possibly feud with Kerry Von Erich, the latest rumor has Mark Callous being inside of the egg and set for a super push.
Jim Cornette hit a fan in the face with his tennis racket when the fan jumped the rail and confronted him.