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Reason Behind WWE Granting The Ascension Their Release

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 10, 2001) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Undertaker vs. Spike Dudley

2. Rikishi vs. Kurt Angle

3. William Regal vs. Kane

4. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Rock & Trish Stratus

5. Handicap Match: Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy & Lita

6. The Big Show vs. Lance Storm

7. Steel Cage Match: Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin

• Reason Behind WWE Granting The Ascension Their Release

The Ascension was released from WWE a few days back. While other wrestlers had to wait a long time to get their release, that wasn’t the case for Konnor & Viktor of The Ascension.

According to Tom Colohue, The Ascension went to WWE officials to request their release from the company in a very professional way, and didn’t say anything about it on Social Media, and this eventually resulted in them getting their release easily:

“[Konnor and Viktor] have been in conversations [with WWE]. They did want to go but they didn’t kick up a fuss about it. They just quietly went about their business.

WWE have decided to essentially honour that on that basis. They like how they’ve gone about it, so nothing is planned in storyline. The WWE believe they simply have better options already, so The Ascension will be moving on.”

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