• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 21, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando, Florida and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Big Show vs. Spike Dudley
2. Kane & The Hardy Boyz vs. Albert & X-Pac & Justin Credible
3. Kurt Angle & Rhyno vs. Edge & Christian
4. Test vs. Perry Saturn
5. Tajiri vs. TAKA Michinuko
6. The Dudley Boyz vs. Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit
• More Bad News For This Sunday’s WWE Stomping Grounds PPV
WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 PPV will take place this Sunday and things aren’t looking good for this PPV so far.
Not only does most of the match-card for this PPV consist of rematches, but the ticket sales for this PPV are very poor.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer noted that WWE is giving away tickets for very low prices in hopes of increasing the attendance for this PPV:
“Look at the PPV in Tacoma, they’re having to give away tickets. I mean they’re doing 2 for 1 tickets. They’re blocking off all kinds of places [in the Tacoma Dome] so you know, 2 tickets for $20 for a PPV — unheard of. I mean, when’s the last time that happened for a WWE show?”
WrestleVotes is reporting the following regarding how WWE wrestlers feel heading into this PPV:
“Texting with a WWE source, who travels with the crew. Said the vibe going into Sunday’s PPV is similar to the vibe around the ‘In Your House’ shows from back in the day. Lack of meaningful matches, low ticket sales and general feeling reminds them of 1995/1996. Yikes.”
In an update to this, Brad Shepard is reporting the following regarding WWE Stomping Grounds ticket sales:
“According to a source in WWE, Stomping Grounds is the lowest sale for any ‘special event’ since Starrcade on November 25th, 2018.”