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Reason Behind WWF Using Shane McMahon As A Commentator During The Attitude Era

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 2, 1999) – WWF Rebellion 1999

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 2, 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Rebellion 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

This was the inaugural Rebellion pay-per-view, an annual UK event that was continued until the fourth & final one in 2002.

Here are the results:

– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Jeff Jarrett (c) defeated D’Lo Brown

– The Godfather defeated Gangrel

– Val Venis defeated Mark Henry

– WWF Women’s Championship: Ivory (c) defeated Jacqueline, Luna Vachon and Tori

– Chris Jericho defeated Road Dogg

– Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett via DQ

– No DQ: Kane defeated Big Show

– The British Bulldog defeated X-Pac

– Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes and The Hollys

– Steel Cage – WWF Championship: Triple H (c) defeated The Rock

• Reason Behind WWF Using Shane McMahon As A Commentator During The Attitude Era

During a recent edition of Something To Wrestle With podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talked about WWF using Shane McMahon as a commentator during the Attitude Era.

Bruce explained the reasoning behind it:

“Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were behind that because they wanted a young and different look, Shane McMahon was coming into the business. Shane was young and had the look that they were looking for. Young, good-looking guy who grew up in the business; third generation, so why not? Give him a shot man.

It was in his genes and in his DNA, so it was time to teach Shane McMahon that aspect of the business. Shane was doing play by play, he did color and analysis. There was a lot of training that he did for this, but it was a new experiment to get Shane McMahon out there for the audience.”

You can check out Shane O’Mac’s work on the commentary table in the video below:

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