• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 17, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Over the Edge 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Billy Gunn, D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry vs. D-Generation X & Kane
2. The Godfather & Val Venis vs. Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart
3. Test vs. Meat
4. Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. The Rock
5. Michael Hayes & Hardy Boyz vs. The Brood
6. The Big Show vs. The Big Bossman
7. Steve Austin vs. Triple H
• Chris Jericho Says Everyone In WWE Should Thank Him For Their Pay Raise
During a recent interview with TV Insider, Old School WWF Legend & All Elite Wrestling Superstar Chris Jericho said that everyone in WWE should thank him for their recent pay raise.
Below is what Jericho said:
“I’m not surprised. I will say this…everyone in WWE owes Chris Jericho a thank you because the moment I signed with AEW, it became legit.
That’s when everyone started getting these huge raises to not go. It was very similar to what happened to Bobby Hull in the early 1970s when he signed with the WHA (World Hockey Association) for a million dollars. Every other player got a huge raise to not jump with him. My dad [Ted Irvine] went from a $35,000 to a $100,000 a year because they didn’t want him going to the WHA.
It’s the same thing what Vince [McMahon] is doing with WWE. You’re hearing about prelim guys getting $400,000, $500,000 a year deals. Everyone deserves the money they make, but they never would have gotten that before and wouldn’t get it somewhere else.
They can be ones who will never draw a dime. It doesn’t matter. Vince doesn’t want anyone coming to AEW. Doesn’t want there to be a mass exodus whether you are an opening match jobber or a main event Roman Reigns. He doesn’t want anybody to go.”