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Former WWE Champion Pushing To Get More NXT Wrestlers Called Up To SmackDown

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• Former WWE Champion Pushing To Get More NXT Wrestlers Called Up To SmackDown

Former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan has had significant influence over the creative process on SmackDown over the past couple of months, and his main motive has been to give younger talents a chance.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Bryan is pushing for WWE to call up more wrestlers from NXT to the blue brand. He thinks it’ll be a way to freshen up the main roster.

This past week, multiple reports stated that former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest’s debut on last week’s SmackDown was scrapped, and he’s now set to join RAW.

Former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is also set to arrive on the main roster soon.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 8, 2000) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Souled Out 2000’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. Curt Hennig vs. David Sierra

2. Lash Leroux vs. Al Green

3. Kid Romeo vs. Mike Sanders

4. Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn vs. Villanos IV & V

5. La Parka vs. Adrian Boyd

6. The Mamalukes vs. Disorderly Conduct

7. Booker T vs. Chris Williams (“Wildcat” Chris Harris)

8. Disco Inferno vs. Scott Armstrong

9. David Flair & Crowbar vs. Lord Steven Regal & Dave Taylor

        
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