• Another AEW Talent Recorded A Video For John Cena’s 20th Anniversary, But WWE Didn’t Air It On RAW
On the June 27, 2002 episode of SmackDown, John Cena made his official WWE debut.
On the June 27, 2022 episode of RAW, Cena made his return to WWE programming to celebrate his 20th anniversary.
Video messages from former WWE wrestlers were shown on RAW, where they congratulated Cena.
The following 3 current AEW stars also appeared on RAW via video:
– Chris Jericho
– Big Show
– Daniel Bryan
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE Hall Of Famer & current AEW Personality Mark Henry also recorded a video for Cena, but it did not air on RAW:
“The basic story behind this is that on 6/24, Bruce Prichard called (Tony) Khan and asked about having clips from those 3 guys as well as Mark Henry for RAW for Cena’s 20th anniversary.
Khan felt that it sounded like they were doing a good show and it was a nice deal, and that he and everyone has a lot of respect for Cena.
He said he was fine with it but it was up to the talent if they wanted to do the videos.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 1, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
1. Harlem Heat vs. The Steiner Brothers
2. Disco Inferno vs. Kurasawa
3. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Scotty Riggs
4. Randy Savage vs. Greg Valentine
5. The Giant vs. John Tenta
6. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael vs. Joe Gomez, The Renegade & The Rock & Roll Express