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Chris Jericho Reacts To WWE Removing Him From Show Intro, If AEW Wants To Beat WWE

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 17, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania III’ PPV.

Here is the card:

1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Barry O

2. Kamala vs. Don Driggers

3. Demolition vs. Salvatore Bellomo & Mario Mancini

4. Piper’s Pit (w/ Jack Tunney & Hulk Hogan)

5. Hercules vs. Jim Parks

6. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Terry Gibbs vs. The Killer Bees

• Chris Jericho Reacts To WWE Removing Him From Show Intro, If AEW Wants To Beat WWE

As we noted before, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho was removed from WWE’s show intro and his profile was moved to the alumni section of WWE’s website when Jericho signed a 3 year deal with AEW.

During a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho, Jericho talked about the above stated moves made by WWE, if AEW wants to beat WWE & more.

Below is what Y2J said:

“Well, why wouldn’t I be? I’m not in the WWE anymore, I am a WWE alumni and I am a proud WWE alumni, but why would I be on the active roster of SmackDown? I’m not there anymore. This is a 3-year exclusive deal, with the exception of NJPW, which I still intend to work with. We don’t have anything set in stone, but we’re working on it. But other than that, I’m not working anywhere else.

I can’t, contractually, nor would I want to. It’s AEW all the way. And the other thing was, people were saying that I was taken out of the ‘Then. Now. Forever.’ video at the beginning of SmackDown, the beginning of RAW. Once again, why wouldn’t I be? Why would you promote somebody on your show that’s working for another show? That’s obvious. That’s business.

I get that. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s the way it should be. Once again, we can all hold our heads up high and we did things the way it should be. No ill feelings, no ill will. No talking sh*t behind each other’s back. That might happen but not on my end.

I love the WWE. I respect the WWE. They go through ups and downs creatively and stylistic-wise. We don’t want to beat WWE that’s not the mindset. The mindset is to provide an option, an alternative to wrestling fans. Something you haven’t seen before and haven’t seen in a while.”

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