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WWF Legend Reveals Vince McMahon’s Reaction To TNA Starting A ‘Monday Night War’ With WWE In 2010

On This Day In Pro Wrestling History - January 4, 2010 - WWE Raw vs. TNA Impact Wrestling

• Daniel Cormier Reveals The One Condition Where He’ll Refuse To Fight Brock Lesnar

During the UFC 226 post-fight press conference, the new UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier revealed the one condition where he’ll refuse to fight Brock Lesnar and that is Lesnar cheating (drug use).

Cormier, who was knocked out by Jon Jones at UFC 214 and later it was revealed that Jones had failed a drug test, made it clear that Brock would have to undergo every drug test in order for this fight to happen (Brock failed the drug tests for his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt).

Below is what Cormier said:

“Brock’s gotta be clean. I’m not gonna fight him if he’s not clean. We’ll do USADA testing and we’ll do other testing. We’ll do testing above USADA to make sure that this man’s clean. I’m not gonna fight him if he’s cheating. I’ve done that on a number of occasions already. I don’t want to fight him if he’s dirty. Do it the right way.

I want him tested all the time. He’s gonna be getting tested even if I gotta pay for it. We’ll get him tested as often as we need to to make sure he’s clean.”

• WWF Legend Reveals Vince McMahon’s Reaction To TNA Starting A ‘Monday Night War’ With WWE In 2010

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline recently appeared on Talk Is Jericho where he discussed several interesting topics with Chris Jericho. An intriguing discussion that came up was the time when TNA (now Impact Wrestling) tried to go head to head with WWE AND start a Monday Night War with WWE. TNA had some momentum during that era because huge names like Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff were working for the company.

Impact felt that it could compete with RAW as it was giving tough competition in terms of ratings to ECW. The decision to air TNA on Monday nights was made on 4th January, 2010. Its first show on a Monday night was pretty entertaining as a lot of major things happened.

Jericho discussed Vince McMahon’s reaction when the WWE CEO got to know that TNA was trying to compete with WWE.

“[Vince] said, ‘take me out of the equation. You can’t compete with WWE at this point. ‘It’s too much of a machine, it’s too much of a brand, it’s just the way it is.’ And he’s right. You’re not gonna [beat] the WWE. You can compete, carve out your own niche, yes. But I also believe that [WWE] has now become entrenched in Americana, pop culture, and the world. It’s not gonna go anywhere.”

The Chairman of WWE was right as Impact couldn’t compete with WWE. They continuously suffered from low ratings on Monday nights. The head to head plan couldn’t last long and Impact went back to their old way.

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