• WWE Gets Heat For Not Doing A 10-Bell Salute For Luke Harper On RAW
Tonight’s RAW kicked off with an “In Memory Of” graphic for Jon Huber (Luke Harper / Brodie Lee), who passed away two days ago.
Thank you, Jon. pic.twitter.com/HZSW5QIIsz
— WWE (@WWE) December 29, 2020
After that, RAW commentator Tom Phillips said “It’s Monday, you know what that means”. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre also said the same in his promo in the opening segment. For those who don’t know, it’s a line that Jon used to use everyday on Twitter.
WWE got heat for only doing this, as fans were expected a 10-bell salute with wrestlers standing on the stage.
You can read some comments from fans on Social Media below:
“Unacceptable could of done a video Package or something more.”
“No moment of silence? No bells? Smh… lost alot of respect at that.”
“Be happy they acknowledge him at all despite being in a different company. Others like Umaga and Viscera did not.”
“Absolute embarrassment of a tribute. Not even a single mention at the start of Raw from any of the commentators at least. Joke.”
“I really hope it’s more than just a picture.”
“No 10 bell salute? Just a screen? The disrespect. Jon deserves something more respectable than a little 10 second screen.”
“This man deserves more than that, AEW definitely has more class than WWE, smh.”
“This was nice but was completely expecting a 10 bell salute as well. I typically back most of what WWE does but this disappointed me. @TripleH @VinceMcMahon @StephMcMahon you all could’ve done better.”
“Such bulls**t that they couldn’t give him more respect.”
“Sad they couldn’t ring the bell 10 times turned it off.”
It should be noted that WWE could still air a video tribute for Jon later in the night.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 28, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to ‘WWF WrestleMania 2’.
You can find the card below:
1. The Junkyard Dog & Dan Spivey vs. Steve Lombardi & Gino Carabello
2. Don Muraco vs. Gary Starr
3. Tito Santana & Pedro Morales vs. Barry O & Mr. X
4. The Hart Foundation vs. Tony Mateo & Sal Gee
5. Paul Orndorff vs. Butcher Vachon
6. King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd vs. Jose Luis Rivera & S.D. Jones