A while back, we learned that there was an idea in motion to bring some New Japan Pro Wrestling content to the WWE Network, a notion which ultimately didn’t end up taking root. Still no old-school Jushin Liger matches to be found (other than a few appearances in WCW), but here’s a pleasant surprise for all you Ric Flair fans out there. With no fanfare whatsoever, the WWE Network has added four episodes of NWA World Championship Wrestling to their vault of vintage material.
The move was totally unannounced, which is a bit surprising. If you were going to ask me, “Do you want to watch Flair be the coolest guy in the world in the mid-1980s?” my answer would be, “Heck yes, how many hours should I take out of my schedule today?”
The four episodes added so far seem to have a common thread of showcasing The Four Horsemen. Via PWInsider, here are the Network’s descriptions:
11/16/85, main evented by Ric Flair & The Andersons vs. Terry Taylor & Pez Whatley & Ronnie Garvin
1/4/86, listed as “The Four Horsemen vow to get revenge on Dusty Rhodes”
4/12/86, headlined by NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton
9/27/86, featuring Tully Blanchard vs. Gary Royal
That’s our Dusty, always ruffling the Horsemen’s feathers. It’s certainly possible that more NWA could be coming to the Network in the form of the TBS Saturday night flagship show, but as of right now, nothing has been announced. Personally, I’m on board for more. I’ve made it no secret that I was purely a WWF kid growing up, and I jump at any chance to educate myself on what else was going on in the world of wrestling. Let me see more Overly-Trusting Babyface Sting, please and thank you.