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Reason Behind Randy Orton Rejecting AEW’s Offer

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1998) – WCW Starrcade 1998

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C.!

This pay-per-view is famous for featuring the end of arguably the greatest streak in Professional Wrestling history, when nWo Woflpac’s “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash became the first man to beat the undefeated Bill Goldberg.

Here are the results:

– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Billy Kidman (c) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Juventud Guerrera

– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Billy Kidman (c) defeated Eddie Guerrero

– Norman Smiley defeated Prince Iaukea

– Perry Saturn defeated Ernest Miller

– Brian Adams & Scott Norton (with Vincent) defeated Fit Finlay & Jerry Flynn

– WCW World Television Championship: Konnan (c) defeated Chris Jericho

– Eric Bischoff defeated Ric Flair

– Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Giant

– No DQ – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Kevin Nash defeated Goldberg (c)

• Reason Behind Randy Orton Rejecting AEW’s Offer

13 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton recently signed a new 5 year deal with WWE.

Prior to that, Orton was offered a contract by All Elite Wrestling, according to the Wrestling Observer.

However, Orton wasn’t happy with the amount AEW offered him. The amount was reportedly less than what AEW is paying to their current World Champion, Chris Jericho, and Orton wanted at least as much as Jericho’s pay.

AEW officials weren’t interested in giving Orton what he wanted, so Orton ended up signing a new deal with WWE.

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