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Reason Behind Controversial Title Change On SmackDown

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 31, 2000) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & segments on the road to the ‘WCW SuperBrawl 2000’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Lash LeRoux vs. Evan Karagias

2. WCW World Tag Titles: Big Vito & Johnny The Bull vs. David Flair & Crowbar

3. Billy Kidman vs. The Wall

4. The Total Package vs. Brian Knobbs

5. Shane Helms vs. Norman Smiley

6. Disco Inferno vs. Diamond Dallas Page

7. Jeff Jarrett, Ron Harris & Don Harris vs. Sid Vicious, Ric Flair & Terry Funk

• Reason Behind Controversial Title Change On SmackDown

As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, R-Truth defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in a controversial fashion (referee’s fault) to win the United States Championship.

You can watch it below:

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials booked this controversial finish to throw a jab at the NFL referees due to the recent controversy in the Saints and Rams game.

What’s interesting here is that WWE has done the same thing with R-Truth before as well, where R-Truth was booked to mock Steve Harvey announcing the wrong Miss Universe in 2015.

You can check it out below:

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