• Eric Bischoff Thinks Vince McMahon Is Very Happy Due To Competition From AEW
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which was the “Grand Slam” special, was billed as the biggest Dynamite of all time.
Over 20,000 fans were in attendance at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for Dynamite and Rampage tapings.
Dynamite ended up drawing 1.27 million viewers with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means 627,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group), which is their third-highest viewership number of all time.
However, they still couldn’t top WWE’s RAW and their two-week winning streak over RAW in the 18-49 demo ended as well.
Former WCW President Eric Bischoff tweeted the following after watching AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam:
“In my experience, and getting a glimpse into @VinceMcMahon personality, he’s happiest and most effective when he’s in a fight. Sh*t got real last night. Strap in. This is going to be a fun ride!”
A fan then asked Bischoff the following question:
“Does anyone in [Vince McMahon’s] inner circle simultaneously believe they are in a fight and have the balls to tell him?”
“After last night, they won’t need to.”
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 24, 2000) – WWF Unforgiven 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 24, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Unforgiven 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The pay-per-view featured “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s WWF return after a long absence, trying to find out who ran him over with a car at the previous year’s Survivor Series.
Here are the results from that night:
Right to Censor defeated The APA & The Dudley Boyz
Strap match: Tazz defeated Jerry Lawler
Steve Blackman won a Hardcore battle royal for the WWF Hardcore Championship
Chris Jericho defeated X-Pac
Steel Cage – WWF Tag Team Championship: The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge & Christian (c)
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Rikishi by DQ
No DQ: Triple H defeated Kurt Angle
4-Way – WWF Championship: The Rock (c) defeated Chris Benoit, Kane and The Undertaker