• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 27, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Perry Saturn vs. Chris Nelson
– Essa Rios vs. Scoot Andrews
– Taka Michinoku vs. Vito DeNucci
– Hardcore Holly vs. Mike Sullivan
• AJ Styles’ WWE Contract Status Update
According to the Wrestling Observer, 2 time WWE Champion AJ Styles’ WWE contract expires in April.
While nothing has been officially done yet, people close to the situation noted that Styles isn’t going anywhere (AEW to be specific) and is expected to re-sign with WWE.
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• 3 NXT Stars Possibly Bid Farewell To NXT Fans Last Night
A fan in attendance at last night’s NXT TakeOver: Phoenix event noted that it seemed like Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black and Ricochet bid farewell to the NXT fans.
Below is a photo:
Hey bud if you didn't see this, after takeover was over it has velveteen dream, ricochet and aleister black all giving a farewell from what it seems. pic.twitter.com/rEY90BqVew
— Daniel (@DMendoza87) January 27, 2019
As seen at last night’s NXT TakeOver: Phoenix event, Ricochet dropped the NXT North American Championship to Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black failed to defeat NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa (and thus his NXT TakeOver winning streak of 7-0 came to an end).
Wrestling Observer noted that there has been talks of all 3 men coming up to the WWE main roster for a while now, but no word yet on when that might happen (especially with WWE already debuting 6 NXT wrestlers on the WWE main roster right now).
Speaking of Velveteen Dream, multiple reports have stated that he’s expected to be a surprise entrant in tonight’s Men’s Royal Rumble 2019 match.