• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 31, 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 Idaho Center in Boise, Idaho and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. WCW Hardcore Title: Terry Funk vs. Chris Candido
2. Sting vs. Billy Kidman vs. Horace Hogan
3. WCW World Heavyweight Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Shane Douglas
4. WCW World Tag Team Titles: Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo vs. Kronik
5. David Flair & Vince Russo vs. Ric Flair & Reid Flair
6. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner vs. Tank Abbott & Rick Steiner
• SmackDown Writer Was Fired Because Of An Incident With Vince McMahon
WWE SmackDown’s Lead Writer Christopher DeJoseph got released by the company this past Friday.
This was a pretty strange move, as DeJoseph returned to the company just 5 months ago and had also gotten a promotion recently.
The Wrestling Observer reported that he got fired because he got into an incident with Vince McMahon backstage:
“It was a disciplinary thing. I don’t know all the details, but I know it was a disciplinary thing. He had just gotten a promotion very recently.
Something happened with Vince and I don’t know exactly what it was, but he was let go. He was fired on Friday. Everyone got the word on Friday afternoon.”