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Brock Lesnar’s WWE Salary Will Be Affected By AEW’s TV Ratings

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 28, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.

It was broadcasted from the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Invasion 2001’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Edge & Christian vs. X-Pac & Billy Gunn

2. Albert vs. Kane

3. Tables Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz

4. Spike Dudley & Molly Holly vs. Crash Holly & Jacqueline

5. Big Show vs. Perry Saturn

6. Chris Jericho & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Tajiri & William Regal

• Brock Lesnar’s WWE Salary Will Be Affected By AEW’s TV Ratings

According to the Wrestling Observer, Mr. Money In The Bank Brock Lesnar’s current WWE contract is set to expire in June 2020.

With UFC out of the picture for Brock now (as he’s retired from MMA once again), his salary in WWE will now depend on how All Elite Wrestling’s TV show performs.

Below is what Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer had to say about this:

“If AEW [TV show] ratings are stronger than expected, his leverage is astronomical. If they are weaker than expected, and their drawing has fallen, his leverage would be lessened greatly.”

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