• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 3, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Skyreach Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Test vs. The Big Show
– Steve Blackman vs. Perry Saturn
– Jerry Lynn vs. Stevie Richards
– Billy Gunn vs. Val Venis
• Curt Hawkins On Why He Didn’t Want To Win Matches In WWE
Curt Hawkins was a recent guest on Talk Is Jericho, where he discussed his most recent WWE run.
Hawkins revealed that he wanted the company to continue with his losing streak so that it would become a storyline fans would be invested in.
Below is what Hawkins said:
“What really happened was some, I think some dirt sheet reporter or something wrote some article, like, ‘Curt Hawkins loses 100th consecutive match in a row.’ And it was getting tweeted to me, and sh*t like that. And I was sitting there going, ‘Well, that’s definitely true,’ you know? But I was like, ‘That’s awesome!’ Like, ‘Who cares? Let’s keep it going!’ So I remember I was pitching it to everybody, like, ‘Let me just keep losing! I’m losing anyway, just make sure I keep losing.’
I was supposed to beat Heath on Superstars, or Main Event or whatever, and that was finally when I went to a writer, I made him go to Vince like, ‘Can you tell him I’d rather not?’ It was in Barclays, and he said to me like, ‘Let Hawkins get one in his hometown.’ And I was like, [sucks in breath], ‘Ehhh…I’d rather not, let’s see where this goes.’ And I just knew that kind of organically, if I committed to it something would come of it. And it finally like, I didn’t realize how much I was gonna lose.
But it finally did pick up steam where I truly felt like people were invested in my matches like they had never been before. Whether I was in Long Island, or like, Paducah, people knew I was the guy that was losing all the time, and they wanted to be there to see me actually win. So people were getting in, it felt good.”