• WWE HISTORY (February 27, 2003) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania XIX’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Funaki & Torrie Wilson vs. Jamie Noble & Nidia
2. Eddie Guerrero vs. Nunzio
3. Chris Benoit & Rhyno vs. Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore
4. Chuck Palumbo vs. Rikishi
5. Kurt Angle vs. Brian Kendrick
6. Brock Lesnar vs. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
WATCH: Former WWE Star Jack Swagger Wins His MMA Debut:
• Former WWE Star Says Chris Jericho Told Him To Not “F*ck This Up” Before World Title Win
During a recent appearance on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger revealed the backstage discussion before his World Heavyweight Title win via Money In The Bank cash-in in 2010 after WrestleMania 26.
Below is what Swagger said:
“So I got the call. We were in Phoenix [Arizona] the night before for RAW and SmackDown was in [Las] Vegas [Nevada] and I was already going to Vegas. It was after WrestleMania and my wife and I were going to go and have a couple of days there. So they called me after RAW and said, ‘hey, come to SmackDown. We’ve got something for you,’ so I had a clue something was going on [regarding cashing in] then.
So I get to the building at about 3 o’clock and [Johnny] Ace has me just wait in the hallway. ‘Naw, naw, kid – wait right here.’ And I think Edge was standing there at one point. And then, he [Johnny] came out and he pulled you [Edge] in and then I went to go in and they’d close the door and he’d say, ‘no, kid – wait, wait, wait.’ So then, I’m out in the hallway waiting for a little bit. Maybe [Chris] Jericho comes in then or entered the meeting or he was already in there. Then you guys finally pull me in and I thought it was pretty straightforward.
Everybody was being professional and then Chris turns to me and pretty blatantly, to my face, he turns, he goes, ‘don’t f*ck this up! I’ll be watching every move!’ And I was like, ‘Alright. I just want to make everyone better. I’m here.’ And, still, to this day, I don’t know if he was f*cking with me, just seeing how I would react or if he was really serious.”
You can watch Swagger’s World Heavyweight Title win below: