• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 08, 2001) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 2001, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota and featured matches, interviews & segments on the road to the ‘WCW Sin’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
– Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Shannon Moore
– Ron Harris vs. The Cat
– Billy Kidman vs. Lance Storm
– Sid Vicious vs. Shane Douglas
– Bill Goldberg & The Sarge vs. Kronik
– DDP & Kevin Nash vs. Mike Sanders & Palumbo & Sean O’Haire
– Scott Steiner vs. Jeff Jarrett
• WWE Change Their Mind Regarding Banning Fans Who Wore AEW Shirts
All Elite Wrestling held a rally today at Jacksonville (which is also the site for tonight’s SmackDown Live) and announced wrestlers that are going to be a part of the company.
You can check out their roster so far below:
– Cody Rhodes
– The Young Bucks
– “Hangman” Adam Page
– Brandi Rhodes
– Britt Baker
– Christopher Daniels
– Scorpio Sky
– Frankie Kazarian
– PAC (f.k.a Neville in WWE)
– The Good Hearts
– Joey Janela
– Penelope Ford
– Billy Gunn (Producer)
– Chris Jericho
A fan noted on Twitter that he was banned from attending tonight’s SmackDown Live because he was wearing an AEW shirt.
Below is what the fan tweeted:
Was just turned away from attending Smackdown for wearing @AEWrestling merchandise. Was told I would NOT be allowed in or to purchase a ticket per @WWE. @MattJackson13 @NickJacksonYB @CodyRhodes you guys wouldn’t turn me away from an AEW show would you?
— Scrump_1 (@scrump_1) January 8, 2019
More fans then came forward with this issue:
— Benjamin Unbutton (@BensideOut) January 9, 2019
— Miike787 (@Mike52509) January 8, 2019
@CodyRhodes they won’t let us in smackdown with the AEW Shirts!!!
— Anthony (@Amp0930) January 8, 2019
However, WWE later changed their mind and allowed fans wearing AEW shirts to attend SmackDown.
Below is a fan noting on Twitter that WWE changed their mind:
Security is now allowing in AEW shirts after tossing me out for wearing one. I even offered to buy a WWE shirt and they wouldn’t allow me to. I was able to get back in through another entrance after changing pic.twitter.com/TRhGoLlWDD
— Graham (@thagreenlizad) January 9, 2019
Cody Rhodes & Brandi Rhodes said the following regarding this:
Cody: “I mean, we like blew up the whole sky right across the street from their building (with the pyro).But you can’t throw people out. If people part with their money to get tickets, you can’t turn them away.
I bet it’s isolated. I can’t see them going full-court press: no AEW merch inside and if they did that’s a mistake because Jacksonville, for WWE and the shows I’ve been, it’s been a soft market. It’s not a market that they’ve regularly sold out, so if you’ve got fans parting with their money, you’re an idiot to turn them away.”
Brandi: “I’m happy if they got back in. I know a procedure a lot of times is if there’s something that you can’t show on your shirt, they turn it inside out or you put it down. As long as they comply, I hope they stay in and enjoy the show.”
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