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SmackDown Champion Says WWE Prefers Part-Timers Over Full-Time Wrestlers For WrestleMania

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• SmackDown Champion Says WWE Prefers Part-Timers Over Full-Time Wrestlers For WrestleMania

Intercontinental Champion Big E recent spoke on Busted Open Radio, where he discussed WWE frequently using Legends and part-time wrestlers.

He revealed that the company tries to book all of the big names for WrestleMania, and they only give regular talents a chance if they’re unable to book a big name for the Show Of Shows.

“You know how it is, they will go through a list of part-timers, of the big names and big money guys who work once a year.

They will go through that list and if they can’t get all those guys booked for that spot at WrestleMania, then it’s like ‘okay, who actually works here on a weekly basis and has been grinding and now maybe we give him an opportunity.”

Speaking of part-timers, WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg will challenge Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble in 11 days.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 20, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.

It was pre-taped at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. X-Pac vs. Test

2. Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. Kurt Angle & The British Bulldog

3. Matt Hardy vs. D-Von Dudley

4. Rikishi & Too Cool vs. Chris Jericho, Chyna & Hardcore Holly

5. Prince Albert vs. The Big Boss Man

6. Viscera vs. Crash Holly

7. Gangrel vs. Edge

8. Over The Top Rope – Lumberjack Match: Kane vs. Big Show & The Rock

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