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The Man Who Officially Killed WCW Passes Away

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Below are a couple of top news stories of the day, involving WCW and Chad Gable.

• We are saddened to report that Jamie Kellner, a prominent television executive, passed away at the age of 77 on Friday, June 21st.

For wrestling enthusiasts, Kellner is often remembered as the executive who made the pivotal decision to cancel World Championship Wrestling. Taking over as Head of Turner Broadcasting after Ted Turner in 2000, Kellner terminated WCW’s TV contracts due to the company’s financial losses, aligning with AOL Time Warner’s strategic shift.

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Beyond the wrestling world, Kellner’s impact on television was significant. He played a crucial role in launching and steering Fox and The WB to profitability.

Under his leadership, Fox introduced iconic shows such as “The Simpsons,” “Married… With Children,” “Cops,” “In Living Color,” and “21 Jump Street.” At The WB, he oversaw the premieres of beloved series like “Dawson’s Creek,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “7th Heaven.” Additionally, Kellner was instrumental in launching Fox Kids, further cementing his legacy in the television industry.

Kellner’s contributions to television have left a lasting imprint, influencing both the landscape of wrestling entertainment and mainstream TV programming.


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• After Chad Gable was attacked by The Wyatt Sick6, he got pulled from next week’s Money In The Bank qualifying match on RAW and was replaced by Ilja Dragunov.

On Friday night, RAW General Manager Adam Pearce announced that Gable has been medically cleared and added back to the MITB qualifier.

You can watch Pearce’s announcement below, which featured glitches from Uncle Howdy:

Pearce later tweeted the following:

“Chad Gable being medically cleared after last Monday is a testament to his tenacity and fortitude, despite the many, MANY dopes illogically saying he was ‘shot in the head’. #dumb”

Below is the card for Monday’s RAW:

– Braun Strowman vs. Chad Gable vs. Bronson Reed in a Men’s Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

– Lyra Valkyria vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane in a Women’s Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

– Karrion Kross vs. Kofi Kingston

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