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RAW Wrestler Loses WrestleMania 36 Spot Because Of Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio WrestleMania 35

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 29, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 28: Backlash’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ivory & Tori vs. Jacqueline & Sable

2. Paul Wight vs. Test

3. WWF Hardcore Title: Hardcore Holly vs. Steve Williams

4. The Rock vs. Billy Gunn

5. WWF Intercontinental Title: Goldust vs. Road Dogg

6. WWF World Tag Titles: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart vs. Legion Of Doom

7. X-Pac vs. Triple H

• RAW Wrestler Loses WrestleMania 36 Spot Because Of Rey Mysterio

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials were originally planning on doing a match for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 36, after Rey Mysterio pinned Andrade on RAW.

Then WWE officials decided to not do a separate match and the currently planned RAW Tag Team Championship match was announced.

The original plan for the RAW Tag Team Championship match also had Rey Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo teaming up to face The Street Profits and Andrade & Angel Garza in a triple threat tag team match.

However, after Mysterio went into quarantine due to the current coronavirus situation, Carrillo also got pulled from WrestleMania 36:

“Just last week on RAW, Rey Mysterio pinned Andrade in a non-title match. It was not definite that would lead to a title match, but a title match was scheduled as either a singles match or a multiple person match. Besides Mysterio, names like Black, Humberto Carrillo and Garza were thought of for the match.

Rather than adding a new match to the show, the plan after that decision was made was to have the tag title be in a three-way with The Street Profits vs. Andrade & Garza vs. Mysterio & Carrillo. But with Mysterio being out, Carrillo lost his spot.”

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