• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (January 26, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania XX’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Handicap Match: Ric Flair & Randy Orton & Batista vs. RVD & Chris Jericho
2. Molly Holly & Jazz vs. Victoria & Lita
3. Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Kane
4. Rico vs. Rob Conway
5. No DQ: Goldberg vs. The Coach
• Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Takes A Shot At CM Punk At Bellator 214
Prior to Jack Swagger’s MMA debut tonight at Bellator 214 event, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (who faced Brock Lesnar on two occasions in UFC) was asked his thoughts about Pro-Wrestlers having MMA fights.
Mir went on to take a shot at former WWE wrestler CM Punk (who has a 0-2 record in UFC) when he said there are some pure entertainment guys like CM Punk, who aren’t good, and then there are guys like Brock Lesnar who are legit.
For those who don’t know, Brock Lesnar faced Frank Mir in his UFC debut back in 2008 and lost. Lesnar dominated Mir early in the fight, but made a rookie mistake and was forced to submit.
Brock later became UFC Heavyweight Champion and avenged his loss to Mir by brutally defeating him in a rematch at UFC 100 (which drew 1.5 million PPV buys – previous UFC PPV record).
Speaking of Swagger, he defeated J.W. Kiser in a Heavyweight bout by making Kiser submit in the very first round.
You can watch it below:
In the post-fight interview, Swagger said this is his career for the next decade.
WWE also went on to congratulate Swagger. Below is what WWE posted:
Jack Swagger wins in his professional MMA debut
“The All-American American has found a new home in MMA!
Jack Swagger, fighting under his real name, Jake Hager, defeated JW Kiser by submission in the first round on Saturday night. Hager looked impressive in his Bellator MMA debut, showing a wide array of skills and channeling his University of Oklahoma amateur wrestling background. In a special moment before the big victory, Hager was played out to the cage by R-Truth!
Hager, who was a two-sport athlete in college (wrestling and football), set a record for most pins in Oklahoma school history, en route to being named an All-American during his collegiate career. Hager, of course, also compiled an impressive resume during his time in WWE, winning the World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship and ECW Championship.
Hager will now look to parlay all of that success into his time in Bellator, starting strong in his defeat of Kiser, now boasting a 1-0 record.”