• New WWE NXT 2.0 Gimmick Causes Controversy & Gets Mainstream Media Attention
On this week’s episode of NXT 2.0, Joe Gacy introduced a “woke” gimmick.
Gacy cut a promo and talked about how the ring is a safe space. He then said he doesn’t need to use his “male privilege” to resolve a conflict and get what he wants because he knows life isn’t fair.
He then said he will show everyone how to achieve unity, tolerance and peace for all in the safe space – the wrestling ring.
Gacy then lost a match to Cameron Grimes. After losing the match, Gacy was still smiling and offered a handshake. Grimes shook his hand and this led to Gacy pulling him in for a hug.
This gimmick received mainstream media attention. Below are the headlines that a couple of big sites used:
FOX News: WWE pins woke left with controversial new wrestler
The New York Post: WWE pokes fun at the woke left with new wrestler
After this, WWE deleted all the tweets and videos related to this new gimmick, although this segment and match is still available to watch on Peacock / WWE Network.
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 24, 1995) – WWF In Your House 3: Triple Header
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 24, 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 3: Triple Header’ LIVE on PPV from the Saginaw Civic Center in Saginaw, Michigan.
“The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith replaced his brother-in-law Owen Hart in the main event, where all the Titles were on the line.
Here are the PPV results:
Savio Vega defeated Waylon Mercy
Sycho Sid defeated Henry O. Godwinn
The British Bulldog defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
Dean Douglas defeated Razor Ramon
Bret Hart defeated Jean-Pierre Lafitte
WWF World Tag Team Championships / WWF Intercontinental Championship / WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Two Dudes with Attitudes defeated The British Bulldog & Yokozuna