• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 24, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. X-Pac vs. Eddie Guerrero
2. Kurt Angle vs. Spike Dudley
3. Dean Malenko vs. Raven
4. Grandmaster Sexay, Steve Blackman & Trish Stratus vs. The Goodfather, Bull Buchanan & Ivory
5. Kane vs. Rhyno
6. Fatal 4 Way Tag Team TLC Match: Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz
• Cause Of Stardom Wrestler Hana Kimura’s Death Revealed
As we noted before, 22 years old Stardom wrestler Hana Kimura committed suicide on Friday night as she became a target of massive cyber bullying.
The Wrestling Observer reported that by the time Jungle Kyona got to Hana Kimura’s house at 4 AM, she had passed away. Her cause of death was ingestion of hydrogen-sulfide.
Her mother requested to not release any further information.
Before passing away, Hana shared the following note on Twitter:
“Nearly 100 opinions every day. I couldn’t deny that I was hurt. I’m dead. Thank you for giving me a mother. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I love it. I’m weak. I’m sorry. I don’t want to be alive anymore. It was a life I wanted to be loved. Thank you everyone. I love you. Bye.”
F4WOnline explained that she was bullied by a lot of people after an incident on the Netflix series called Terrace House:
“In an incident on Terrace House filmed in early January, a male housemate named Kai washed his clothes while her outfit that she wore at the Tokyo Dome was in the washer and then threw it in the dryer and ruined the outfit. She lost her temper and slapped him hard.”
The costume was the one she had a lot of memories with, and she even wore it in the Tokyo Dome.
The mails contained messages from people telling her to kill herself, as they considered her to be too sensitive about a costume.