• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 25, 1999) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped in Rochester, New York and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Armageddon 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Kurt Angle vs. D-Lo Brown
2. WWF European Title: Val Venis vs. British Bulldog
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Big Bossman vs. Kane
4. WWF World Tag Team Title #1 Contendership Match: Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection vs. The Hollys
5. Rikishi Phatu vs. Joey Abs
6. Turkey Bowl Match: Jacqueline vs. Ivory (Special Referee: Miss Kitty)
7. The Godfather vs. Al Snow
8. WWF World Tag Team Titles – Steel Cage Match: New Age Outlaws vs. Hardy Boyz
9. Triple H & X-Pac vs. Shane McMahon & Test
• Vince McMahon Already Making Moves After News Of All Elite Wrestling Broke Out?
As we noted about a month back, SeScoops reported that Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross have been working with Barry Bloom to start a new wrestling promotion.
This new project is financially backed by the Khan Family.
Shahid Khan of the Khan Family is one of the richest people in this world. He owns NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and English Premiere League’s Fulham F.C.
Shahid’s son, Tony, has been hands-on with this project as he’s a big wrestling fan.
Jim Ross has sent out ‘feelers’ to some WWE wrestlers for this new promotion. On the other hand, Chris Jericho is negotiating with wrestlers from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
As of now, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Hangman Page are all in for this project.
Talks are going on with AXS to get a TV deal for this new promotion.
This new wrestling promotion is expected to launch in early 2020.
With that being said, the promotion’s name could possibly be “All Elite Wrestling“.
In the last week, All Elite Wrestling, LLC filed multiple trademarks and you can check out these trademarked terms below:
– AEW Double Or Nothing
– AEW All Out
– Tuesday Night Dynamite
– ALL OUT
– Double Or Nothing
– All Elite Wrestling
“Double Or Nothing” is rumored to be the name of the next ALL IN pay-per-view.
“Tuesday Night Dynamite” is rumored to be the name of their weekly wrestling show, which could mean that they have a TV deal.
The trademark filings reveal that All Elite Wrestling, LLC is based out of Jacksonville, FL.
All Elite Wrestling, LLC is registered at 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive in Jacksonville. This is the address of Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium, which is owned by Shad Khan.
This kind of confirms the report of Khan Family being involved in this project.
Chris Jericho & Jim Ross have been denying the reports of this new promotion, but obviously something’s cooking.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon is already making moves regarding his future potential competition.
WWE is beginning to acquire more & more Indy talent and are also looking to lock down their current talent to longer deals in order to make sure none of them can work for AEW.
WWE recently acquired some Indy talent (including ACH) that WWE knew about for a long time. This was seen as a sign that Vince has already begun preparing for AEW’s launch.