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WWE News: WWE Superstars reflect on 9/11 after 16 years

716   //    11 Sep 2017, 22:02 IST

Superstars gathered on the stage to pay homage to those lost in the hands of terror
Superstars gathered on the stage to pay homage to those lost in the hands of terror

What's the story?

16 years after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, which changed the world forever, WWE stars reflected on the tragedy on Twitter, and the effect it had on the United States of America.

In case you didn't know....

After the tragedy of 9/11, SmackDown was the first public gathering of its size and was broadcast live. It started with a speech by Vince McMahon as he talked about a united, proud nation. The soul stirring anthem was sung by Lilian Garcia on the show, and it drew many goosebumps and tears as she herself almost broke down while singing the song.

The heart of the matter

16 years after the tragedy WWE Superstars paid their respects to the those that were lost with the message of "Never Forget". They took to twitter to express their feelings on a day that changed the way everyone travelled and thought about the world.


Vince McMahon gave a speech on the episode of SmackDown post 9/11 to respect the fallen heroes and spread the word of a nation unbroken and united.


Lilian Garcia sang the National Anthem for the first time after the tragedy, as her voice cracked with emotion spreading goosebumps and tears as the superstars stood by.

Author's take

WWE had a responsibility after the tragedy to show the nation and the world a strong America and that is what they did admirably.

The stars expressed their feelings on Twitter on a matter close to the heart of every American and every human all around the world.

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