• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 13, 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 Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Crash Holly vs. Essa Rios
– K-Kwik vs. Donovan Morgan
– Too Cool vs. Robert Thompson & Boyce La Grande
• Chris Jericho Gives An Update On Roman Reigns’ Health
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Old School WWF Legend & AEW Superstar Chris Jericho talked about signing with All Elite Wrestling, having a conversation with Vince McMahon about his AEW signing, Roman Reigns’ health & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why he decided to sign with AEW and the length of his contract:
“As the past year progressed, going from New Japan to All In to The Cruise, and kind of seeing how life was on the other side, I realized, like The Young Bucks, like Kenny Omega and these guys, you can make a good living outside the WWE. Then when you have a billionaire getting involved, suddenly you have the biggest offer of my career – by far – I couldn’t say no. For the next three years, it’s AEW. That’s where I’m signed, and that’s the contract that I have.”
On if CM Punk would sign with AEW:
“CM Punk’s not so much a free agent as he is a retired wrestler, from what I understand. Of course we’d love to have Punk come in there.”
On the possibility of Kenny Omega going to AEW:
“Once I signed, the last remaining huge free agent is Kenny Omega. Jericho and Omega were the two. Where’s he gonna end up? I hope it’s with AEW, I really do. I guess we’ll find out, because his contract ends very quickly.”
On if he asked for Vince McMahon’s permission before signing with AEW:
“I spoke to Vince before I signed, and he knew it. The words we exchanged were very amicable, and it wasn’t like it was a surprise. Business is business. Vince McMahon is my friend; I respect him, I love the guy – no ill will whatsoever, just the business road took me this way. I would’ve been crazy not to do it because I might insult somebody. I think the first guy who would agree with that is Vince.”
On how Roman Reigns is doing:
“He’s doing his treatment, and I think things are going really well. I don’t really know much about leukemia. I don’t know what the endgame is as far as when you’re ‘cured’ – when it goes into remission, when you can do physical matches or travel or whatever it is. But we talk to him quite a bit.
I’ve got a group text with him in it, and I text him on the side quite a bit. He always seems to be doing pretty well and in good spirits…We love him, and I think it’s just a matter of time before he comes back. But more importantly – that he stays healthy for his family, for sure.”
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