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Old 10-17-2020, 11:26 PM   #5051
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Re: **WWE NETWORK THREAD**

Ahmed Johnson turns heel to join NOD. Within a few months, the NOD kicks him out, seemingly making him a face (the worst type of face turn). They return to feuding over the next couple of months. Now he's out on the 11/3/97 Raw doing a promo battle with Steve Austin and threatening to kick his ass, to the predictable boos of the crowd.

I don't exactly sympathize with Ahmed - he was too awful to sympathize with - but this booking would destroy anyone. I have to think this was now near the end of his WWF run.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:01 AM   #5052
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Then Ahmed comes out in another segment and gets obliterated by Kane.

I guess he was a tweener? Yeah, without looking it up, I don't think he was around long after this.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:21 AM   #5053
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Re: **WWE NETWORK THREAD**

Had no idea of this about Ahmed. I just assumed that he got fired cause he had so many damn injuries. From Wiki:
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While still in Texas, Johnson was booked to appear in a segment with The Truth Commission where he was to be beaten and dragged up the entrance ramp.[21] Unbeknownst to WWF management, Johnson's sister - an avid fan of WWF - was battling cancer. Johnson knew his sister watched WWF each week and didn't want her to have the image of her brother being beaten and dragged by the neck while she was gravely ill.

According to Johnson, 15 minutes before he was scheduled for the match which would end in his being attacked, he received a call that his sister was "doing really bad" and that he should come immediately to her hospital in Florida. Johnson then met with Vince McMahon and told him he "had some things to deal with" and immediately left WWF and flew to Florida, where his sister died the following week. Johnson has stated subsequently that he did not tell WWF management the reason for his departure at the time because he "didn't like to burden people with his problems" and didn't want to give the impression that he was "telling them something for sympathy".
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:26 AM   #5054
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Huh. Obviously had no idea either. Guess it wasn't the case that they were just booking to sabotage him on the way out the door, since that story was apparently over four months later.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:20 AM   #5055
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Re: **WWE NETWORK THREAD**

Wow I am very surprised Rusty Brooks is still alive after watching a match between him and SD Jones
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Lawler hyping the Bret/Shawn match at the start of Survivor Series '97: "Each one of these guys refuses to lose!"

Yep.
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New Age Outlaws win the first Survivor Series match after Billy completely misses a move and scores the pinfall after it gets sold anyway. They have no entrance music at this point, so there's just an awkward dull crowd heat at the end.
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