• WWE Made Over A Million Dollars By Using Zombies To Promote Batista’s New Movie
At the WrestleMania Backlash 2021 pay-per-view, Damian Priest defeated The Miz in a Lumberjack Match.
The lumberjacks in this match were “zombies“, who were there to promote Batista’s new “Army Of The Dead” movie.
A fan tweeted the following to Batista about this:
“Hey Dave I love you, but this zombie sh*t on the WWE Backlash show was insulting!”
Batista replied the following:
“Wtf you telling me?!! You think I booked a bunch of f**king zombies. I’m on a damn plane! Shouldn’t you be tweeting Vince?!”
Wtf you telling me?!! You think I booked a bunch of fucking zombies. I’m on a damn plane! Shouldn’t you be tweeting Vince?! 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/Eb8wNdijRI
— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) May 17, 2021
AEW Superstar Chris Jericho also took at a shot at WWE using zombies by tweeting the following:
“Zombies…ZOMBIES? Wow that just set wrestling back 30 years.”
Zombies…ZOMBIES? Wow that just set wrestling back 30 years.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 17, 2021
Jericho’s tweet was in response to a report that recently came out, which stated that WWE Management thought AEW’s Blood & Guts match set the wrestling business back 30 years (tap here to read more).
According to Ringsidenews, Nick Khan (WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer) made the deal with Warner Bros to promote Army Of The Dead on WWE pay-per-view and WWE got paid in 7 figures for this!
While a lot of WWE’s fans complained about this, this segment involving zombies was trending on Social Media, which resulted in Batista’s new movie getting a lot of publicity.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (May 21, 2005) – WWE Velocity
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.
This episode featured matches on the road to the ‘WWE Judgment Day 2005’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Nunzio & Funaki vs. Spike Dudley & Akio
– Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Shannon Moore
– Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro vs. Stevie Lee & Jason Bates