• WWE Set A New Record At MSG With Super SmackDown
This Friday’s episode of Super SmackDown at Madison Square Garden set an all-time WWE record, as WWE made the most money from ticket sales for any episode of SmackDown ever.
This show featured a confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, Edge in action, Becky Lynch – Bianca Belair contract signing, The Usos defending their Titles & more.
Also, John Cena came back for his final match in his current WWE run, after the show went off the air.
Cena’s appearance was advertised for this show for a while, which obviously helped with the ticket sales.
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 13, 2001) – SmackDown *First WWF Show After 9/11*
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
This was the first WWF TV show after the September 11 attacks, where 2,996 people were killed, while more than 6,000 people got injured.
It was broadcasted LIVE from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas and featured matches & interviews, with the overall theme of paying tribute to those who lost their lives, their relatives, and those who were injured.
Here’s the match-card:
1. The Hardy Boyz vs. Hurricane Helms & Lance Storm
2. Rob Van Dam vs. Spike Dudley
3. Chris Jericho vs. Christian
4. The Rock vs. Shawn Stasiak
5. The Acolytes vs. X-Pac & Albert
6. Booker T vs. The Big Show
7. Lita vs. Ivory
8. Test & The Dudley Boyz vs. William Regal & Tajiri & Scotty Too Hotty
9. Kurt Angle vs. Rhyno