• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 8, 2006) – WWE No Mercy 2006
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 8, 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WWE No Mercy 2006’ LIVE on PPV from the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This pay-per-view featured the Superstars of the WWE SmackDown! brand.
Here are the PPV results:
– Matt Hardy defeated Gregory Helms
– WWE Tag Team Championship: Brian Kendrick & Paul London (c) defeated K.C. James and Idol Stevens (Damien Sandow)
– Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Marty Garner
– Mr. Kennedy defeated The Undertaker via DQ
– Falls Count Anywhere: Rey Mysterio defeated Chavo Guerrero
– Chris Benoit defeated William Regal
– 4-Way – World Heavyweight Championship: King Booker (c) defeated Bobby Lashley and Batista and Finlay
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• Jon Moxley Says WWE’s Schedule Is Stupid, Reveals Who Was The First Wrestler To Know About His WWE Departure
During an interview with Cageside Seats, AEW wrestler Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose in WWE) revealed that WWE wrestlers are getting more money now because of AEW and then called WWE’s scheduled ‘stupid’.
Below is what Moxley said:
“I think everybody’s going to start doing better than they’re doing right now. You’re seeing wrestlers who are getting more money from WWE because they are trying to lock everybody down.
Which is great – it should have been like that all along! I think they’re gonna start reducing their schedule too, which is good, because their schedule’s stupid. Makes no sense.
So I think you’re gonna see a better quality of life for the guys in the competition so to speak, just because of the existence of AEW.”
During a recent New York Comic Con appearance, Moxley had the following to say when asked why he joined AEW:
“No scripts. Hey, you know how many writers were backstage for the two-hour television — the very successful two-hour television show we had the other night? ZERO!
To answer your question for me, it was all just crazy timing. I had been planning on leaving where I was before for a few months and the first guy I told, other than my wife who knew, the first guy who knew was Chris [Jericho]. This was before I knew this was happening, I said, ‘Dude, I’m outta here.
I said ‘I’m gone’, he said, ‘Do you know what you’re gonna do? You’re gonna go with us.’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ Not five minutes later probably I got a call from my friend Cody Rhodes.”