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Reason Behind Kevin Owens Replacing Kofi Kingston At FastLane 2019

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 27, 2000) – WWF No Way Out 2000

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 27, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘No Way Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

This pay-per-view featured Mick Foley’s official retirement after he lost a Title vs. Career match. He would still return to the ring occasionally as a part timer after this, until he retired for good 12 years later in 2012.

Here are the results:

– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho (c)

– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Dudley Boyz defeated The New Age Outlaws (c)

– Mark Henry defeated Viscera

– #1 Contenders: Edge & Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz

– Tazz defeated Big Boss Man via DQ

– No Holds Barred: X-Pac defeated Kane

– Too Cool defeated The Radicalz

– #1 Contender: Big Show defeated The Rock

– Hell in a Cell – Title vs. Career: Triple H (c) defeated Cactus Jack

• Reason Behind Kevin Owens Replacing Kofi Kingston At FastLane 2019

As seen on last night’s episode of SmackDown Live, Vince McMahon announced that Kevin Owens will replace Kofi Kingston in the WWE Championship match at FastLane 2019.

According to Slice Wrestling, WWE made this change to save the WWE Championship match between Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston for WrestleMania 35.

As we noted before, The Dirty Sheets reported that Vince McMahon is now seriously considering putting the WWE Championship on Kofi Kingston after WWE’s marketing department pitched an idea about how WWE could recycle numerous New Day merchandise items solely for Kofi Kingston and this could turn Kofi into a big time merchandise seller if WWE puts the Title on him.

This is turning into quite an interesting situation as Kofi Kingston now has a chance to become the first-ever black WWE Champion, possibly at WrestleMania 35.

We’ll keep you updated regarding this.

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