• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (June 6, 2002) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE King of the Ring 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. 20 Man Battle Royal
2. Chuck & Billy Gunn vs. Rikishi & Rico
3. KOTR Qualifying Match: Val Venis vs. Christian
4. Faarooq vs. D-Von Dudley
5. Lance Storm vs. Billy Kidman
6. Triple H vs. Hulk Hogan
• Angel Garza Reveals If Eddie Guerrero Had Any Influence On His Character
While speaking to Planeta Wrestling, WWE RAW wrestler Angel Garza discussed his current run on the main roster, and if the late WWE Hall Of Famer Eddie Guerrero had any influence on his character.
Below are the highlights:
On him & Andrade parting ways with Austin Theory:
“No, I think we are fine without Austin Theory. Andrade and I have got very similar personalities and very different styles. We can do a lot of things together, but if we call-up a third member, I think that Andrade and I, we won’t do as the way we are doing now. If someone wants to join us, it’s welcome. However, we must keep an eye on the consequences, Austin Theory is an example of that.”
On if Eddie Guerrero had any influence on his character:
“Zero influence. Absolutely nothing. I watched Eddie, Rey and Psicosis matches, a lot of them, but I followed my uncle too. But trust me, the things that Eddie did in the past hasn’t got any relation with my character. When you are authentic, when you make a character like what you want, I think is when you start to climb and achieve some success.
When you start to imitate something that someone did or is doing, that is the moment when a superstar doesn’t give his 100% because he’s thinking what the other superstar is doing.
I’m enjoying my character so much. I haven’t been influenced by Eddie, but if I’ve been influenced by someone, it has been by my uncle. I do several things paying tribute to him, like my trousers’ reference or my moonsault. There are two or three details that I do paying tribute to my uncle, but I think that nobody has influenced on how I have built my character.”
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