• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 2, 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 Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2002’ PPV.
Eric Bischoff awarded Triple H the World Heavyweight Championship on this episode.
Here’s the card:
1. Tables Match: Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus vs. Christopher Nowinski & Molly Holly
2. Booker T vs. William Regal
3. World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Ric Flair
4. Handicap Match: Kane vs. Christian & Lance Storm
5. Big Show vs. Tommy Dreamer
6. Crash vs. Jeff Hardy
7. Lingerie Pillow Fight: Terri Runnels vs. Stacy Keibler
8. Ric Flair & RVD vs. Chris Jericho & Triple H
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (September 2, 1990) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Greg Valentine & Honky Tonk Man vs. Ron Garvin & Glenn Ruth
– Koko B Ware vs. Dale Wolfe
– Haku vs. Mike Pocari
– Big Bossman vs. Mike Williams
– Sgt. Slaughter/Nikolai Volkoff Interview/Segment
– Tugboat vs. Buddy Rose
– The Genius Interview
– Paul Roma & Hercules vs. George Skaaland & Mike Daniels
– Bad News Brown vs. Mike Durham
• Cody Rhodes & Young Bucks Tease ALL IN 2, Reason Behind ALL IN Main Event Ending Abruptly
After ALL IN went off the air, new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks came out and teased ALL IN 2.
Matt Jackson said the following:
“You can feel it, there’s a hunger, there’s a thirst. You guys want good pro wrestling! You guys want good entertainment! What we presented to you in those 4 hours and 57 minutes, oh my God. That was our vision of what we think we can do with pro wrestling. Do you want more of this?”
The fans chanted “ALL IN 2” to Matt’s question.
Cody then said the following:
“I know when you make a bet, sometime you go double or nothing.”
Matt then took back the mic and teased ALL IN 2:
“We have no graphic, we’re not making any announcements. Just something we’re brainstorm, just spit-balling. But if you guys want it, you want more pro wrestling from the cast of Being the Elite. Then my family, my great friends, my cast of bandits, we will give you more of this because we couldn’t of done this without you.”
— Justin Barrasso (@JustinBarrasso) September 2, 2018
Speaking of ALL IN, the 6 man tag team main event (where The Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi defeated Rey Mysterio, Fenix & Bandido) ended abruptly.
This is because a couple of matches ran longer than they were supposed to. The Chicago Street Fight between Adam Page and Joey Janela went longer than its scheduled time. The Kazuchika Okada & Marty Scrull match went 12 minutes over its scheduled time!
This resulted in the main event lasting only 12 minutes. Wrestling Observer noted that the main event was scheduled to be 28 minutes long.
The Wrestling Observer also noted that ALL IN was originally scheduled to end at 10:58 pm ET, but then a deal was made to end the show at 10:59 pm ET. The Young Bucks had to quickly call the finish towards the end and the show went off the air 15 seconds after the main event was over.