• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 24, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, 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 WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Billy Gunn vs. Gary Stenstrum
– The Acolytes vs. Dave Danger & JP Black
– Haku vs. Jeff Starr
– Essa Rios vs. Low-Ki
• Booker T Responds To Dave Meltzer Criticizing Stevie Ray’s WWE Hall Of Fame Induction
10 Time WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019.
Dave Meltzer wasn’t a fan of this decision and said the following:
“It’s hard to take it seriously. Stevie Ray is going into the Hall of Fame…and Torrie Wilson is going into the Hall of Fame! How seriously do you want to take it?”
This led to Stevie tweeting the following:
In Dave Meltzer's opinion, I'm not worthy of the #WWEHallOfFame. That's fine because that's his opinion, but I was voted in by my peers. I got respect in this business which is more than I can say for him. When the HOF is over, fans will get to hear what I really think of Dave.
— Stevie Ray (@RealStevieRay) March 12, 2019
Soon to be two time WWE Hall of Fame Booker T said the following about Meltzer criticizing his brother’s Hall of Fame induction:
“We have dirt sheet writers talking about my brother shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame. People who haven’t done anything for this business talking about who should or shouldn’t get into the Hall of Fame.
My think is this: if you’ve done nothing and contributed zero as far as taking one bump on the road, you don’t know who should get in and who shouldn’t get in the Hall of Fame.
For me as a tag team, who didn’t even get a chance to work in WWE with my brother, my brother and I, we paved the way for so many other young African American wrestlers that watched us and said, man if Booker T and Stevie Ray can do it, we can do it too.”