• Former United States Champion Says The 2001 WCW/ECW Alliance Finally Won
As we reported before, Vince McMahon’s daughter Stephanie McMahon has been appointed as the interim CEO & interim Chairwoman of WWE, at least until her father can return to that position after the ongoing issues are resolved.
Former WWE United States Champion Zack Ryder, who now works for IMPACT Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance under his real name Matt Cardona, took to Twitter to comment about Stephanie’s new job.
Here’s what he tweeted:
“The Alliance got the last laugh”
The Alliance got the last laugh
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) June 17, 2022
The WCW/ECW Alliance was a faction in 2001, led by Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon & Paul Heyman, that tried to put the World Wrestling Federation out of business, but lost the big encounter in the main event of the Survivor Series 2001 PPV and had to disband as a result.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 19, 2002) – NWA-TNA Debut Show – PPV #1
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 19, 2002, NWA Total Nonstop Action! aired their debut show LIVE on PPV from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
This was the first ever TNA event after Jeff Jarrett and his father former Memphis Wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett had founded the company.
Here are the results:
The Flying Elvises defeated AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn & Low Ki
Midget Match: Teo defeated Hollywood
The Johnsons defeated Psicosis & James Storm
The Dupps defeated Christian York & Joey Matthews
Gauntlet for the Gold: Ken Shamrock & Malice (The Wall) won a Battle Royal[Other entrants in the Battle Royal were Brian Christopher, Bruce, Buff Bagwell, Chris Harris, Del Rios, Devon Storm, Gran Apolo, Jeff Jarrett, Justice, K-Krush (R-Truth), Konnan, Lash LeRoux, The Vampire Warrior (Gangrel), Norman Smiley, Rick Steiner, Scott Hall, Slash and Steve Corino]
Vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ken Shamrock defeated Malice