• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 16, 1999) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Shane McMahon vs. Joey Abs
2. WWF European Title: Mark Henry vs. Steve Blackman
3. Curtis Hughes vs. Ken Shamrock
4. Five Man Royal Rumble
5. Chyna & Mr. A$$ vs. The Hollys
6. Pepper On A Pole Match: Al Snow vs. Big Bossman
7. WWF Intercontinental Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Test
8. WWF World Title: Triple H vs. Mr. McMahon (Special Referee: Shawn Michaels)
• WWE’s Latest Strategy To Take Away Attention From AEW
AEW’s TV show will debut on October 2nd. Not only did WWE put NXT on the USA Network on Wednesday nights for two hours to compete with AEW’s TV show, they’re doing another thing to take attention away from AEW.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE has invited several members of the wrestling media community to tour the Performance Center on October 2nd.
This move was made to ensure that wrestling journalists don’t have time to report on AEW’s inaugural episode on TNT as they’ll be busy at the Performance Center.
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