• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 9, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from Tulsa, Oklahoma and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Mercy 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Charlie Haas
– WWE Tag Team Titles: Billy Kidman & Paul London vs. Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki
– Spike Dudley vs. Rey Mysterio
– The Dudley Boyz vs. Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam & Hardcore Holly
– Lumberjack Match: Kurt Angle vs. Eddie Guerrero
• Indy Promotion Issues Statement On Wrestler Attacking Referee (Video)
At a recent Revolution Pro UK event, Referee Aaren Wilde was attacked by wrestler Sha Samuels in an unscripted segment.
You can watch it below:
Samuels addressed this situation and posted the following on Twitter:
“I’m going to address this once, and that’s it. A mistake happened during our match last week. As a performer, thinking on my feet, I scoop slammed the referee (as safely as possible) and cut a promo saying it was a “stitch up”
I got kicked in the face to the pleasure of the audience for my trouble and hoped the mistake was forgotten about. At the time I was only concerned about the integrity of the match. We spoke afterwards, and all seemed well.
I can only apologise for what happened
I genuinely believed I had done nothing wrong, but have now had my eyes opened and educated to the fact that regardless how safe you are, you should never assume it is ok to get physical with a non-wrestling member of the crew on the fly. I guess I have been too comfortable with
I would never endanger anyone in a professional environment, no matter what the issue.
My peers know how safe and professional I am and can only apologise again to anyone who has been affected.”
Revolution Pro UK issued the following statement regarding this:
Official statement regarding incident with referee Aaren Wilde. pic.twitter.com/fbGSQkvhIA
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) September 8, 2019
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