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Former WWE Champion Says He Was Choked Out By John Cena During Their Match

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 22, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted LIVE from the world’s most famous arena, the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 18: Badd Blood’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Ahmed Johnson vs. Rocky Maivia

2. The Legion of Doom vs. Faarooq & Kama Mustapha

3. Owen Hart vs. Brian Pillman

4. Cactus Jack vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley

5. WWF World Champion Bret Hart vs. Goldust

After this episode of RAW was over on TV, a dark match main event took place, that saw Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker square off in a triple threat match.

You can watch a few highlights of that dark match below:

• Former WWE Champion Says He Was Choked Out By John Cena During Their Match

While speaking on the latest WWE Untold, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge discussed his Tables, Ladders and Chairs match with John Cena at WWE Unforgiven 2006. 

He recalled being choked out by Cena’s STF submission maneuver during the match.

“At one point, John put me in the STF when I was trapped in a ladder. Because the ladder added an extra distance from his arms, he actually choked me out. You can watch me pass out.

I just remember hearing an alarm and thinking I was late for an Air Canada flight. I remember hearing [buzzing sound]. When I came to, it was me making the noise and I was looking up at the Air Canada Center logo. I had never been choked out before. Then it was just, get to the next thing.”

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