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Ladder Match With Major Stipulation Added To SmackDown’s Debut On FOX

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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (September 24, 1995) – NWC Slammin’ TV

On this day in 1995, the National Wrestling Conference (NWC) aired an episode of their short-lived weekly TV Show NWC Slammin’ TV.

This pre-taped episode stood out for a controversial angle, that saw Old School WWF Veteran Virgil being attacked by fellow Old School WWF Veteran Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart as well as NWC Wrestler The Thug, with both of the heels wearing Ku Klux Clan outfits.

Before anyone gets offended or anything, please keep in mind that this is just a professional wrestling storyline, similar to actors playing KKK members in a movie. Same thing.

Of course neither Jim Neidhart nor The Thug were legitimately supporting the Clan. Duh!

Here’s that episode’s card:

– Jim Neidhart (dressed in a KKK outfit) attacks Virgil

– Jim Neidhart interview

– NWC update (on Johnny Psycho Paine)

– Power Twins vs. Dreaded Paine

– Powers of Pain interview

– Johnny Paine interview

– Powers of Pain vs. Aerial Assault (Rob Van Dam/Bobby Bradley)

– Ultimate Warrior interview

• Ladder Match With Major Stipulation Added To SmackDown’s Debut On FOX

Next week’s premiere of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX is going to be PPV worthy!

Not only are we getting a WWE Championship match and appearances from multiple legends, we are also getting a Ladder match with careers on the line!

Below is the announcement from WWE:

Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon to put careers on the line in Ladder Match

“Kevin Owens hasn’t been able to escape the ire of Shane McMahon during his SmackDown tenure, and it’s continuously put his WWE career in jeopardy.

As a last resort, Owens threatened Shane-O-Mac with a massive lawsuit and set out to hit him where it hurts most: the wallet. Presented with the possibility of an ongoing court battle, KO offered McMahon an alternative settlement for their dispute.

The rivals agreed to put their careers on the line in a Ladder Match on the FOX Friday Night SmackDown premiere with the loser fired from WWE.

Will Owens get the chance to hand “The Best in the World” his walking papers, or will McMahon get rid of his most insubordinate employee once and for all?

Tune in to the Friday Night SmackDown premiere on Oct. 4 on FOX at 8/7 C.”

Below is the current match-card for next week’s episode of SmackDown on FOX (which will also be SmackDown’s 20th anniversary show):

WWE Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Brock Lesnar

Career vs. Career Ladder Match: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens

– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks & SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley

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