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Reason Behind WWE Doing A Lot Of Charity Work

Vince McMahon

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 26, 1992) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode was pre-taped from the Coliseum in Macon, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Van Hammer vs. Kenny Kendall

– Barbarian vs. Danny Deese

– Shane Douglas vs. Scotty Flamingo

– Rick Rude vs. Masahiro Chono

– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Rick & Scott Steiner

• Reason Behind WWE Doing A Lot Of Charity Work

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, WWE did some major charity work with Connor’s Cure team and awarded a couple of kids championship titles.

You can watch it below:

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, while many people see this as a good deed (which it is), at the end of the day it mainly is advertising.

Below is what Meltzer said (credit to Ringside news for quotes):

“I remember and this would be in 1991 when WWF was getting hammered over steroids. I was on the phone with Vince McMahon and he just goes: ‘We’re gonna do so much charity work! You just watch!’ Like this…and it was just like, I know that you can always tell with timing and things like that when this kind of stuff is done and what it’s done for.

It’s like I know the motive, it is what it is. I don’t cry on these things because I know what it is. You know, it’s advertising designed as charity work. I mean.

To anybody who dealt with a lot of these charities, it’s a weird, really weird subject. It’s a good thing they’re doing, it is. The motives aren’t exactly always pure. They rarely are when they’re big businesses. It is what it is.”

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