• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (June 29, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE The Great American Bash 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Ric Flair vs. Carlito
2. Matt Hardy vs. Lance Cade
3. WWE Cruiserweight Title: Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Funaki vs. Jamie Noble
4. Deuce & Domino vs. Cryme Tyme
5. MVP vs. Kane
6. Mickie James vs. Victoria
7. The Great Khali vs. Eugene
8. Batista vs. Edge
• Big E Reveals Vince McMahon’s Reaction To Him & Kofi Kingston Taking A Knee Before A Match On SmackDown
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion Big E was a guest on The Sports Bubble podcast, where he discussed the Black Lives Matter movement.
He also revealed Vince McMahon’s reaction when him and Kofi Kingston took a knee on SmackDown to show support for the movement.
Below is what Big E said:
“So, we’ve done a few things and I think we’re going to continue to use some things like you mentioned, taking a knee, to bring attention to this movement on SmackDown. And the nice thing is, you know, we ran it by Vince McMahon, our boss, and he approved it.
We got no pushback there. We got a lot of support from the company with the podcast and we can’t typically put out video, not the whole video because of the way the contract is with our podcast, but they were so supportive with us putting up the whole conversation because we felt like it was important for people to listen to this hour plus, and to see it and to see our faces and see our expressions.
So we were, we were thankful that we got support from the company too, but we’ve done different things. Like you said, we put the names of the victims – of these people who lost their lives and shouldn’t have. Put them on armbands – Shukri Abdi, Breonna Taylor, Tamla Horsford, Ryan Milton and so many more.”