• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 29, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Fully Loaded 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rikishi & Eddie Guerrero vs. Val Venis & Chris Benoit
2. Kurt Angle vs. Hardcore Holly
3. Bull Buchanan vs. The Godfather
4. Edge & Christian vs. Kane & The Undertaker
5. WWF Hardcore Title: Steve Blackman vs. Crash Holly
6. Triple H, Road Dogg & X-Pac vs. The Dudley Boyz & Chris Jericho
• WWE Investors Concerned About All Elite Wrestling, WWE Planning To Make A Major Move Ahead Of AEW’s TV Show Debut
During a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed WWE Investors being concerned about All Elite Wrestling:
“The stock market is starting to figure out that things aren’t good. I mean in their minds Vince is the guy, he knows everything about wrestling and he knows what to do and they got this great television deal obviously and when they go on Fox it’s going to be a boom period and now there’s concern.
There’s concern about AEW, but the big concern is the falling numbers from the last quarter started a concern, I mean the stock price did drop.
Now people are watching closer and they’re kinda seeing that it looks like it’s falling even more and you know you need new stuff to tell the stock people. That’s why they’re bringing in guys.”
With AEW’s TV show expected to debut in October, Brad Shepard is reporting that a huge number of NXT wrestlers are scheduled to be called up to the WWE main roster in the coming months:
“This fall will have the biggest exodus of NXT call-ups to the main roster to date. I’m told the week of the changeover to FOX will effect RAW just as much.
Also, this means that a few names in NXT will be on the chopping block to control the flow. They’re going to be more open to letting non-essential talent go.”