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By Mike Johnson on 2019-09-10 19:41:00

Much smaller crowd for Smackdown in Madison Square Garden.  Sections tarped off for half of the upper levels.

They had Bruno Sammartino's Championship belt on display in the lobby:


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They aired a Wrestlemania music video to open the show.

 The dark match is Ali vs. Buddy Murphy.  Very good back and forth match with Ali winning.  Lots of near falls.

There was talk of doing a Battle Royal to determine Chad Gable's new opponent but the last word we received is they likely will not go in that direction.  There was also a pitch for it to be Shane McMahon.

They aired a music video of WWE moments from MSG.


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