• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 19, 2003) – WWE No Mercy 2003
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 19, 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WWE No Mercy 2003’ LIVE on PPV from the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
This pay-per-view featured the Superstars of the WWE SmackDown brand.
Here are the PPV results:
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Tajiri (c) defeated Rey Mysterio
– Chris Benoit defeated A-Train
– Zach Gowen defeated Matt Hardy
– The Basham Brothers defeated The APA
– “I Quit” – Loser Gets Fired: Mr. McMahon defeated Stephanie McMahon
– Kurt Angle defeated John Cena
– WWE United States Championship: Big Show defeated Eddie Guerrero (c)
– Biker Chain – WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) defeated The Undertaker
• WWE Planning A Big Title Change At WWE Crown Jewel To Distract Fans?
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials might book a major title change like Daniel Bryan defeating AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship at WWE Crown Jewel PPV in order to distract the fans who aren’t happy with them doing a show in Saudi Arabia after the recent Jamal Khashoggi controversy.
While this is not confirmed in any way, this is just based on speculation as WWE does tend to do things like this as desperate times call for desperate measures.
As we noted before, Dirty Sheets reported that Saudi Arabia officials are paying WWE over $60 million for next month’s WWE Crown Jewel PPV.
Out of this $60 million, $40 million is for putting the show and $20 million for expenses (which also includes pay for talent).
WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia is a HUGE deal business wise and they don’t want to back out of the deal under any circumstances.