• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 7, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Bradshaw vs. Kurt Angle
2. Edge, Christian & Rhyno vs. Eddie Guerrero & The Hardy Boyz
3. WWF World Light Heavyweight Title: Jerry Lynn vs. Grandmaster Sexay vs. Crash Holly vs. TAKA Michinoku
4. Steel Cage Match: Chris Jericho vs. William Regal
5. Lita vs. Molly Holly
6. Tables Match: The Dudley Boyz vs. X-Factor
7. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rikishi
• AEW Fined $10,000 For Hardcore Match
At last year’s AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega fought in a brutal Unsanctioned Match.
That match featured a lot of hardcore stuff and former WCW Announcer Christopher Cruise ended up sending a complaint about this match to the Maryland State Athletic Commission.
Cruise mentioned in the complaint how Moxley hit Omega with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat across the back three times and Omega used a barbed wire wrapped broom on Moxley’s back and swept him with the bristles.
You can watch the match below:
The Maryland State Athletic Commission is now fining All Elite Wrestling $10,000 for that match.
Cruise wrote the following about this on Facebook:
“Look, the easy thing to say in response to the $10,000 fine levied on AEW by the MSAC is that it is pocket change for a billionaire. I get that. But it ain’t nuthin.
And it is public, or will be on May 20th when the Commission meets and then posts the consent order on its website, and distributes it to all other commissions throughout the country.
And keep in mind that the next violation will result in a revocation of their license in Maryland and possible show stoppage. In the middle of a match. The Commission is on notice now that others are watching its actions.
This puts AEW on notice, as well, and it embarrasses the company. By this time tomorrow the story will have spread far and wide. And it will appear in mainstream publications. This is a black eye for AEW and for the business.”