• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 20, 2006) – WWE SummerSlam 2006
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 20, 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WWE SummerSlam 2006’ LIVE on PPV from the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The PPV theme song of this dual brand pay-per-view was “The Enemy” by the band ‘Godsmack’.
This event includes “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan’s last ever WWE match to date.
Here are the PPV results:
– Chavo Guerrero defeated Rey Mysterio
– ECW World Championship: Big Show (c) defeated Sabu
– Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Orton
– “I Quit”: Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley
– World Heavyweight Championship: Batista defeated King Booker (c) via DQ
– D-Generation X defeated Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon
– WWE Championship: Edge (c) defeated John Cena
• Chris Jericho Reacts To WWE Starting AEW vs. NXT War
During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Old School WWF Legend & current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho gave his thoughts on WWE moving NXT to the USA Network to start a war with AEW.
Below is what Jericho said:
“I think WWE is great but there’s too much WWE as it is. By adding another two hours, that really dilutes the product, it dilutes their mindset, it dilutes the focus. It’s a reactionary move that’s done by a guy who wants to start a war.
We don’t care if you want to start a war, that was never our intention. There’s no war for us, we’re just doing what we’re doing. People there don’t like that and they’re reacting to it, and it just dilutes their own product.
You remember in the 90s, Nitro would start at 7:57 and RAW started at 8:00, and the reason that we started early is because we wanted our pyro to be before theirs. Who gives a crap? What’s the show like? Don’t worry about what the other guys are doing, worry about your own stuff.
I don’t care about any other wrestling company in the world. I want everyone to do good, everyone be the best that you can be, whether it’s WWE, Ring Of Honor, Impact, New Japan, AAA or friggin’ George Swanson’s show at the Armory on a Friday night.
Do your thing. We don’t care, and I think that’s one of the things that makes us cool. It’s a typical thing, the more other people will do, the more it makes us look revolutionary and cool, and we haven’t even started yet. Just wait until we start.”
When asked if NXT will affect AEW, Jericho said the following:
“We still don’t know who our fan base is. I don’t think that there’s a lot of crossover between WWE fans and AEW fans. I think a lot of people that are into AEW are people that maybe haven’t watched wrestling in a while, or maybe are looking for something different. Maybe they don’t like WWE, I don’t know.”
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