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AJ Styles Gives His Opinion On Who Ruined TNA

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 26, 1999) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Road Wild 1999’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Psychosis & Juventud Guerrera vs. Bobby Duncum Jr. & Kendall Windham

2. WCW Cruiserweight Title: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Vampiro

3. Vincent vs. Stevie Ray

4. Prince Iaukea vs. Lash LeRoux

5. Evan Karagias vs. Ernest Miller

6. Mikey Whipwreck vs. Steve Regal

7. Curt Hennig vs. Bill Goldberg

8. Patty Stone Grinder vs. Madusa

9. Scott Putski vs. Shane Douglas

10. WCW US Title: David Flair vs. Chris Benoit

11. WCW TV Title: Rick Steiner vs. Chase Tatum

12. Hulk Hogan & Sting vs. Kevin Nash & Sid Vicious

• AJ Styles Gives His Opinion On Who Ruined TNA

During his Twitch stream, WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles was asked by a fan to give his thoughts on Vince Russo.

Below is what he said:

“Vince, as a person, I love the guy, and we butted heads as far as him writing, even in TNA, but I realized when we butted heads, it was because he was getting things from Dixie the whole time.

It must have been very difficult to work with this woman who has no idea how wrestling works and wanted everything to be done to it and it didn’t make any sense. We butted heads with him as a writer, but due to Dixie Carter getting involved a lot with creative.”

He was also asked by a fan if Dixie Carter ruined TNA, to which he replied:

“Do I believe Dixie ruined IMPACT? Well, it was TNA back then, and 100%. IMPACT, there was a time when it was really gaining ground. The problem was, Dixie wanted to be WWE-lite and that’s not what people wanted. They wanted to see something else.

All she had to do was let us do what we do, it was really that simple. Had she left it to the writers, I think TNA would still be around and be bigger than what they are, but not knowing what’s best for business, she hurt TNA.”

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