• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (June 28, 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 Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln, Nebraska and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. WCW Cruiserweight Title: Lt. Loco vs. Cpl. Cajun
2. Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Hare vs. 3 Count
3. Gauntlet Match: Jung Dragons vs. Big Vito
4. General Rection & Major Stash vs. Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo
5. WCW World Heavyweight Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Horace Hogan
6. Lance Storm & Billy Kidman vs. Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr.
7. Paisley vs. Tygress
8. Buff Bagwell vs. Kanyon
9. Mike Awesome vs. Scott Steiner
• Reason Behind Triple H Rejecting Offer To Run SmackDown
Former WCW President Eric Bischoff will now be running SmackDown Live as the Executive Director, but this position was offered to someone else originally.
According to Brad Shepard, WWE Hall of Famer Triple H was offered the position of Executive Director of SmackDown, but the condition was that he’d still have to run NXT as well and that’s what led to Triple H declining the offer.
Below is what Brad posted:
“Triple H was offered Eric Bischoff’s Executive Director role on #SDLive under the condition that he juggle NXT as well, and he declined.”
While everyone eventually reports to Vince McMahon in the end, below are the people that basically run WWE’s various shows now:
RAW – Paul Heyman
SmackDown – Eric Bischoff
NXT – Triple H