The First WWE Live Show After 9/11, 13 Years Later

Pro Wrestling Editor
09.11.14 15 Comments

One of WWE’s greatest entertainment claims to fame is being the first sports-entertainment event (or large gathering of people, really) to happen after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It began with a speech from Vince McMahon and one of the most emotionally stirring performances of the Star-Spangled Banner ever. Thirteen years later it still kinda gets to me.

We’ve moved so far beyond how we felt on 9/11 and the weeks and months after it that it’s impossible to get back, but it’s important to go back and remember sometimes, even if it’s just for the opening of a Smackdown.

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