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Paige Turns Down New Role In WWE, Jim Johnston Working In Wrestling Again

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 27, 2000) – WCW Thunder

On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.

This episode was pre-taped at the First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 2000’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. Disco Inferno vs. Alex Wright

2. Hardcore Match: Sgt. AWOL vs. Johnny The Bull

3. WCW World Tag Titles: Mark Jindark & Sean O’Haire vs. Jim Duggan & Elix Skipper

4. Handicap Match: Kronik vs. Elix Skipper

5. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera

6. Hardcore Match: Reno vs. Crowbar

7. Scott Steiner vs. Stevie Ray

8. Lance Storm & Jeff Jarrett vs. Lex Luger & Gen. Rection

• Jim Johnston Working In Wrestling Again

After being released by WWE, the legendary Jim Johnston is back to making theme songs in the wrestling business.

Jim wrote a new theme song for ROH wrestler PCO and it’s going to debut at ROH’s Death Before Dishonor event tonight.

WATCH: Paige Shows Off Her Juggs In A New Video:

• Paige Turns Down New Role In WWE

As we noted earlier, WWE announced the following:

FOX Sports announces November premiere for WWE Backstage on FS1

“LOS ANGELES – SmackDown moves from Tuesdays to Fridays beginning Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX, but WWE fans can still get their Tuesday night fix with FS1’s WWE Backstage, television’s only studio show devoted to all things WWE.

The hour-long weekly show offers viewers the latest WWE news every Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, beginning Nov. 5 on FS1.

Longtime WWE broadcaster Renee Young and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T weigh in on the biggest stories in WWE, and are joined by a rotating cast of guests and personalities, including current and former WWE Superstars.

Ahead of WWE Backstage’s Nov. 5 debut, FOX Sports offers a special preview of the show on Tuesday, Oct. 15, following the conclusion of the ALCS Game 3 on FS1. Young and Booker T are joined by special guests to reveal the WWE Backstage set at the FOX Studios Lot in Los Angeles, and to break in their brand-new ring.”

According to Brad Shepard, former WWE Divas Champion Paige was offered a role on this show, but she declined the offer. No word yet on why Paige didn’t want to work this show.

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