THINGS AT THEIR WORST; WWE AT THEIR BEST
Despite how much we knock WWE’s current shortcomings (and I, for one, do), I would like to take this day to show my appreciation for everyone who worked that very first post-9/11 Smackdown.
To my knowledge, it was the very first public gathering of its magnitude following the tragedy, which meant a lot of security issues and buckets of collective anxiety.
But the fact that Smackdown went forward really goes to the core of WWE: to entertain, to provide people with a break from their reality which, at the time, was probably at its harshest.
For this chief reason, I can’t think of a future where I have nothing to do with wrestling.
My thoughts also go to all the innocent people who passed that day and their families.
Hopefully, NXT takes over this day to entertain all of us with one more kick-ass show!
Aaron Walker season premiering with one of his heelbook shirts.