• Chris Jericho Reveals The Problem With His Reign As The Undisputed Champion
At the WWF Vengeance 2001 pay-per-view, Chris Jericho defeated The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night (in separate matches) to become the Undisputed Champion.
During an appearance on the Swerve City podcast, Jericho noted that he wasn’t ready to be the top star at that time and it was too early for him to be the #1 champion in the #1 wrestling company.
Below is what Y2J said:
“Timing really is everything. I try to tell some of our younger guys this: you can’t have it all, it takes time.
It takes time for the story to be right, it takes time for the audience to be intrigued and hooked by it. Also, it takes time as a performer.
You look back to when I was Undisputed Champion? ‘Oh, you beat The Rock and Steve Austin?’ Was I really ready for that? It was as good a time as any but it wasn’t like if it was now!
It was the first taste of being a main event guy, a champion, but I wasn’t really the champion. I wasn’t the top guy in the company, that didn’t happen until 2008.
It was too early for me, but I was the best guy for the job when Triple H was hurt. But it wasn’t killer.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 19, 2002) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Hardcore Title – Six Minute Challenge
2. Bra And Panties Mud Match: Trish Stratus vs. Stacy Keibler
3. Christian, Lance Storm & Test vs. Booker T, Goldust & The Undertaker
4. Big Show vs. Rob Van Dam
5. No DQ Match: The Rock vs. Triple H