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“Vince was pushed to do this to keep up with AEW” – Matt Hardy On Non-WWE Stars In The Royal Rumble

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• “Vince was pushed to do this to keep up with AEW” – Matt Hardy On Non-WWE Stars In The Royal Rumble

As we all know, IMPACT Wrestling’s Knockouts World Champion Mickie James will compete in the Women’s Royal Rumble 2022 match.

She will even bring her IMPACT Title on WWE programming when she competes in this match.

During an appearance on the Wrestling Perspectives Podcast, current AEW Superstar Matt Hardy said that Tony Khan bringing non-AEW wrestlers to compete in All Elite Wrestling has pushed WWE CEO Vince McMahon to take this step.

Here’s what Hardy said:

“I feel like Vince was pushed to do this because now he has to continue to keep up with AEW and how they are unpredictable and how you never know who is going to show up.

I feel if there’s no AEW, if there’s no forbidden door, Vince doesn’t do that and doesn’t bring outside talent into the Royal Rumble. It’s great for the business in general because it has pushed Vince to change.

I feel most people would agree with me on this. Vince and WWE became stagnant over all those years where there was no competition and he wasn’t pushed.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (January 28, 1989) – NWA World Wide

On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Chi-Town Rumble 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Clip: Eddie Gilbert & Kendal Windham vs. JJ Dillon & Barry Windham

– The Midnight Express vs. Mike Justice & Mike Jackson

– Interview: Jim Cornette & The Midnight Express

– Interview: Barry Windham & JJ Dillon

– Barry Windham/Kendall Windham vs. Tim Holiday & Scrub

– Butch Reed vs. Max MacGyver

– Interview: Butch Reed & JJ Dillon

– Michael Hayes & The Junkyard Dog vs. Russian Assassins

– Interview: Michael Hayes & The Junkyard Dog

– Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda vs. Eddie Swift & Scrub

– Interview: Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda

– Interview: Ric Flair

– Al Perez vs. Agent Steel

        
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