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WWE Officials Reportedly Know How Bad Their SmackDown Live Product Is, NXT Star Hates Indy Wrestling

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 25, 2001) – WWF No Way Out 2001

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 25, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘No Way Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This pay-per-view featured 2 main events, first the famous Three Stages of Hell match between Stone Cold Steve Austin & Triple H, and then also The Rock’s chance to regain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle.

You can find the results below:

WWF Hardcore Championship
Big Show def. Raven (c)

4-Way – WWF Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho (c) def. Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, and X-Pac

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley def. Trish Stratus

Three Stages of Hell
Triple H def. Stone Cold Steve Austin

Steven Richards def. Jerry Lawler

Triple threat – Tables match – WWF Tag Team Championship
The Dudley Boyz (c) def. The Brothers of Destruction and Edge and Christian

WWF Championship
The Rock def. Kurt Angle (c)

• NXT Star Hates Indy Wrestling

NXT Star The Velveteen Dream has been showing his hate for indy wrestling as of late on Twitter. His recent tweet about how he hates indy wrestlers got covered on WWE’s website.

Below is his latest tweet about hating on indy wrestling:

• WWE Officials Reportedly Know How Bad Their SmackDown Live Product Is

During a recent edition of WWE Backstage with Brad Shepard & Jon Fisher podcast, Brad Shepard discussed SmackDown Live struggling with its low attendance and noted that a WWE source informed him that WWE officials know how bad their SmackDown Live product is.

Below is what Brad said:

“A source in WWE told me that basically everyone that works there knows it’s not good.”

Brad then talked about how WWE brags about record revenue, but can’t sell tickets to their shows:

“Hey, record profits though or record revenue, whatever it is. But you can’t get f***in tickets sold to these shows. Everyone keeps saying how great wrestling is doing and I just don’t agree.”

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