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WWE Announces That SmackDown Will Feature Surprises Because Of Saudi Arabia Issue

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On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was LIVE from the MCI Center in Washington D.C. and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1999’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Road Dogg vs. The Rock

2. Christian & Edge & Hardy Boyz vs. The Hollys & Too Cool

3. Hardcore Tag Match: Al Snow & Mankind vs. Prince Albert & Big Bossman

4. Chyna vs. Stevie Richards

5. Steve Austin vs. Mr. Ass

6. Val Venis vs. Test

7. Kane vs. X-Pac

8. The Headbangers vs. Dudley Boyz

9. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Shane McMahon

• WWE Announces That SmackDown Will Feature Surprises Because Of Saudi Arabia Issue

WWE announced the following:

SmackDown set for surprises with WWE roster delayed returning from Saudi Arabia

“The WWE roster is delayed in its return from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following a historic performance at yesterday’s record-breaking WWE Crown Jewel event.

More than 175 Superstars, production crew and employees boarded a 747 charter flight back to the United States on Thursday. After the door closed, due to several aircraft problems including mechanical issues, all passengers sat on the tarmac for more than six hours. With SmackDown set to emanate live from Buffalo, N.Y., several Superstars felt so strongly that they arranged for their own separate charter in order to make it back to the U.S. for the show. Due to unforeseen issues, that charter will not land until after the live broadcast on FOX.

The remainder of WWE’s Superstars, staff and crew will depart on a charter set to depart Saudi Arabia later tonight.

As always with WWE, the show must go on. Live at 8/7 CT on FOX, SmackDown will feature Superstars, such as Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Carmella, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke — plus, additional surprises.”

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