• Tony Khan Took Multiple Shots At WWE During Recent Interview
During a recent appearance on 1010XL/92.5 FM’s XL Primetime, AEW President Tony Khan took multiple shots at WWE, ranging from WWE’s writing team, advertising, match booking & more.
Below is what he said:
“I don’t have 27 Hollywood writers sitting around writing sketch comedy for the show.
We do great wrestling matches. It’s the wrestling that a lot of people here in Jacksonville and the southeast grew up on and that’s the wrestling I grew up on too. I love it. We’ve got a really great opportunity now to bring that to fans all over the world.
So, for me, it starts at the top, and because I am a big wrestling fan I try to put on the matches that I believe all of you, the fans, want to see.
I try not to screw over the fans. I don’t advertise matches that aren’t gonna happen. We don’t false-advertise stuff. We try to give fans the matches they want to see.
We try not to just do the same matches every week – rematch, rematch, rematch. I know some of you are familiar with that, where you know the wrestling company is still around and it’s the same guys wrestling each other every night and the same girls wrestling each other every night, over and over.
It’s not like that here. We have fresh matches, fresh stories, and really try and make it about the wrestling and not about the sideshow. And I think that’s what a lot of the fans have really gravitated toward.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 31, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Steve Blackman vs. Crash Holly
2. Taz vs. Taka Michinoku
3. K-Kwik vs. D-Lo Brown
4. Perry Saturn vs. Hardcore Holly
5. Test vs. Val Venis