• Ad Campaign Featuring Ric Flair Paused After Dark Side Of The Ring Controversy
The latest episode of Dark Side Of The Ring, discussing the “Plane Ride From Hell” from 2002, caused a lot of trouble for Ric Flair, Scott Hall and Tommy Dreamer.
During this episode, one of the flight attendants from that infamous night was interviewed and she accused Ric Flair of sexual harassment.
She said Flair was walking around wearing nothing, but just a robe. He then grabbed her hand and asked her to touch his penis, and he then made her do it.
Scott Hall was also accused of sexual harassment.
Flair was facing harassment allegations from two flight attendants, which he later denied. WWE was forced to settle this out of court.
Not only did Flair & Hall receive major heat on Social Media after this, but Tommy Dreamer received heat too.
Dreamer defended Flair’s actions during this episode and said Flair only does this stuff under character and to make everyone laugh, and that Flair would never force himself on anyone.
You can watch it below:
From tonight's Dark Side Of The Ring episode. pic.twitter.com/mMN9n0hxAs
— WrestleFeed (@WrestleFeedApp) September 17, 2021
Not only are some fans asking Tony Khan to not sign Flair to AEW, the Car Shield commercial campaign featuring Flair has been pulled as well.
Below is a statement from a spokesperson for InterMedia (the advertising agency which is responsible for Car Shield’s commercials) regarding this situation:
“We take these matters very seriously. As of right now, we are pausing the campaign and we will do our due diligence.”
As we noted earlier, the backlash from this episode resulted in Tommy Dreamer being suspended from Impact Wrestling.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 17, 2000) – WCW Fall Brawl 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 17, 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Fall Brawl 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York.
This was the last of out of 8 annual ‘Fall Brawl’ pay-per-views but only one of 2 without a WarGames match on the card.
Below are the results:
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Elix Skipper (c) defeated Kwee Wee
The Misfits In Action defeated 3 Count
First Blood Chain: The Harris Brothers defeated KroniK
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Lance Storm (c) defeated Gen. Rection
Elimination: The Filthy Animals, Big Vito & Paul Orndorff wrestled The Natural Born Thrillers to a no-contest
Scaffold match: Shane Douglas & Torrie Wilson defeated Billy Kidman & Madusa
Sting defeated The Great Muta & Vampiro
Bunkhouse Brawl: Mike Awesome defeated Jeff Jarrett
No DQ: Scott Steiner defeated Goldberg
Cage match – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Booker T defeated Kevin Nash (c)