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AEW-NEW JAPAN, NIKOLAI VOLKOFF, WHERE IS MICKIE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-01-02 10:00:00

Do you think the Hiroshi Tanahashi-Chris Jericho stuff at Wrestle Kingdom is the start of an AEW-New Japan relationship?

No, I don't.  I think it was something said by Tanahashi and Jericho to add some intruige to the match at Wrestle Kingdom, but not as something that will lead to a full-fledged working agreement between the two sides.

I have a question - WWE often said Nikolai Volkoff was from Russia, then later said he was from Lithuania.  Where in Russia where was he really from?

Neither.  He was actually from what is now known as Croatia.

Where did Mickie James disappear to?

Mickie James suffered a torn ACL and is out of action while she recovers.

Today, Vince McMahon is in everyone's ear as they do live commentary.  My question is this - how did they handle commentary back in the 1980s before the shows were live?

Back in the days of the syndicated shows, WWF would lay down the commentary in a studio.  The commentary wasn't recorded live.  Vince would likely direct the flow of traffic, just as he does now.

Why did MLW release Teddy Hart?  I thought he was one of the highlights of the show every week.

Hart requested his release as he and the company had been butting heads over a number of issues, including Hart not showing up to do pre-tapes and matches not being executed as they had been laid out.  I agree that Hart was a great fit for MLW and it's a shame it didn't work out.

 

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