In the 2020 WWE Draft, former WWE Champion Seth Rollins was drafted to SmackDown for the 1st time ever (since the Draft’s return in 2016).
According to the Wrestling Observer, AJ Styles not wanting to work Friday nights because of his son’s football games and Paul Heyman resulted in Styles being drafted to RAW and Rollins being drafted to SmackDown (as WWE usually trades keeps an equal amount of top stars on both brands, and Rollins & Styles are considered equal in terms of top guy status).
“Styles in particular was expected since he publicly complained about missing his son’s high school football games on Friday nights, just months after complaining about wanting to get off RAW because he blamed Heyman, who was in charge at the time, for Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows being fired.
Rollins was his replacement and to keep his angle going, that meant the Mysterio family and Murphy had to go to SmackDown with him.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 17, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mecca in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
Here is the card:
1. Brutus Beefcake vs. Van Horne
2. Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo vs. S.D. Jones & Rick Gantner
3. Paul Orndorff vs. Chris Curtis
4. The Islanders vs. Jim Evans & Tony Parks
5. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rick Renslow
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