• “Flatter Than Pi$$ On A Plate” – WWE Hall Of Famer On AEW
Despite appearing on AEW television in cameos before, former WCW President Eric Bischoff isn’t exactly a big fan of Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling these days.
On a recent episode of ‘Strictly Business’ on AdFreeShows, Eric spoke about WWE’s upcoming return to TV-14 programming (similar to their TV-rating during the famous Monday Night Wars) and was asked whether he feels like that’s a reaction to AEW’s current product.
Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“It’s not like WWE is losing audience to AEW. AEW is flatter than pi$$ on a plate in terms of television ratings.
It is what it is and WWE is not losing market share to AEW, so why would they react to something that’s not affecting them?
I’m guessing there are probably some viewers who are exclusively watching AEW, but I doubt that it matters.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 16, 2000) – ECW Heat Wave 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 16, 2000, Extreme Championship Wrestling aired ‘ECW Heat Wave 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
This was the final ECW Heat Wave event the company produced before they went bankrupt a little over 6 months later.
The thing most people remember this pay-per-view for, was the rival hardcore-wrestling promotion XPW Xtreme Pro Wrestling having ringside seats, which they got from their promoter Rob Black who sent his wrestlers to invade ECW’s PPV, since he felt L.A. was his territory and at that point in time it kinda was.
The XPW invasion was seen on PPV right before the main event when the entire ECW locker room ran out to confront the XPW guys, which resulted in the invaders ultimately being removed from the building by Security.
The real life XPW vs. ECW parking lot brawl that followed wasn’t shown on PPV though and wasn’t taped either, so unfortunately no footage of the fight exists.
The results of the show can be found here:
Sal E. Graziano defeated Balls Mahoney
Kid Kash, Danny Doring & Roadkill defeated Simon Diamond, C.W. Anderson & Johnny Swinger
Jerry Lynn defeated Steve Corino
Chris Chetti & Nova defeated Da Baldies
Four-Way: Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Mikey Whipwreck, Little Guido and Psycosis
ECW World Television Championship: Rhino (c) defeated The Sandman
Rob Van Dam defeated Scotty Anton
Stairway to Hell – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Justin Credible (c) defeated Tommy Dreamer