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You've have probably already read several posts about September 11, 2001 and it's impact on our country. So thank you for reading another. Your support is important to us.
For those who don't remember or weren't fans back then, WWE aired a live version of SmackDown! on 9/13/01. The show was to be taped on the evening of 9/11, but obviously those plans had to be scratched. The show on the 13th was the largest public assembly after the attacks.
Two days after the attacks we didn't know if there was more to come. Then filling a building with more than 12,000 people instantly put a bull's eye on the building. Luckily nothing happened and the show went off without a hitch.
Personally, I'm glad the WWE went ahead and did a show. It was a welcomed break from all the non stop news coverage that had consumed me for more than 48 hours. I couldn't stop watching the network news reports, or the local stories about the people in my own community (West Lafayette, Indiana at the time) who had been impacted.
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What are your memories of 9/11? Do you think WWE should have done a show so soon after the tragedy? Share your thoughts here or on Facebook or Twitter.
God bless the USA and all the lives lost on 9/11/01.