When Did WWE Decide to do War Games? 30 for 30 Preview, Pillman
Friday, October 6, 2017
It was announced during the most recent set of NXT tapings that WWE is going to be bringing the WarGames concept back to life at the next NXT Takeover event in Houston, Texas this November. The concept has never been done in WWE before, primarily due to the company's reluctance to recreate concepts created by rival promotion WCW. Dave Meltzer claimed on Wrestling Observer Radio that the decision to bring the match back was made very late, but likely before Triple H recently embarked on a trip to India. The original plans called for Adam Cole to face Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship in the main event, and for Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish to challenge SAnitY for the tag titles. The event was suddenly renamed from NXT Takeover: Houston to NXT Takeover: WarGames, perhaps proving that this was a last minute decision.
Charlotte Flair has been continuing her father's legacy as one of the naturally gifted in-ring performers in history. She and Ric Flair both released a book together recently, and Ric also is about to have his very own ESPN 30 for 30 special air next month. Charlotte took to Twitter recently to praise the new documentary for what it will provide a chance for fans to see. ESPN also hyped up the premiere of the new special by posting about it on social media, and they have also provided a short preview of what fans can expect from the special. Ric Flair's story will be told on ESPN very soon. Be on the lookout for the documentary on November 7th.
Perhaps one of the greatest (and tragic) stars from WWE's 'Attitude Era' was Brian Pillman. He managed to become very controversial in the later parts of his career, but he was still incredibly popular and talented nonetheless. It has been announced that a new book based on the life and career of Brian Pillman will be coming out just in time for the 20th anniversary of the wrestler's passing. Sports and Medical Journal writer Liam O'Rourke will be releasing "Crazy Like A Fox - The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later." The new book will analyze Pillman's life all the way until his death in 1997, and it will feature some interviews from some of his closest friends in the business. The book will be released on Amazon and other online bookstores later this month.