• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 30, 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 TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Hurricane Helms vs. Test
2. Billy Gunn vs. Albert
3. Big Show vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
4. The APA vs. Crash Holly & Funaki
• Darren Young Was One Of Undertaker’s Druids At WrestleMania 20, Says His Head Trainer Got Caught On Fire During Undertaker’s Entrance
During a recent edition of The Rosser Rewind with Fred Rosser (fka Darren Young in WWE), Young talked about being a Druid during The Undertaker’s entrance at WrestleMania 20 and how one of the druids got caught on fire during that entrance.
Below is what Young said:
“I’ve had a lot of experiences with WrestleManias, at WrestleMania 20 I was actually a druid. WrestleMania 20 was at MSG, I was a druid and one of the guys that were carrying the big stick of fire had got caught on fire and you actually can see it live when you watch it back, but they panned to the crowd and they extinguished the guy that was kind of lit on fire by accident from the flames coming from the torch.
So that was my first WrestleMania being a part of it and I was a part of it as an extra, I wasn’t even hired by the WWE.
You don’t want to mess up The Undertaker’s entrance. People travel all over the world to see his entrance and his entrance is something special, something you don’t want to mess up.
And those sticks, those sticks that you carry with all the fire coming out of it, those things are freaking heavy and like I said, being a druid at WrestleMania 20 is something that I’ll never forget.
Seeing it live and in-person that, as you said it, this is what I want to do and I’m going to do it, that laser-like focus of seeing controlled chaos at its finest and you say to yourself, ‘I definitely want to be a part of this’.
I think it was actually my head trainer that got caught on fire. He wasn’t injured or anything but just like the gowns, the black gowns we wore, it got caught on fire, and they just kind of had to extinguish out and they panned to the crowd or panned to a different camera angle. But you do see it, you do see it for a couple of seconds.
So yeah, it’s controlled chaos that comes along with live combat theatre.”
You can watch The Undertaker’s WrestleMania 20 entrance below:
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