• Hall Of Famer Defends WWE’s Decision To Book Karrion Kross To Lose To Jeff Hardy
On last week’s episode of RAW, NXT Champion Karrion Kross made his in-ring RAW debut and lost to former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy.
Hardy used the ropes to pin Kross.
During his Hall Of Fame podcast, two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T defended this booking and said the following:
“What was the internet set ablaze for? What do they have to do with the show? Guys, it’s not about the match most of the time, it’s about the story.
Karrion Kross is a guy who’s the NXT Champion and he’s undefeated down in NXT. But one thing you have to realize is that it’s still NXT…losing to Jeff Hardy in a match that everybody in the world thought Karrion Kross making his debut is a match that he’s supposed to win, but Jeff Hardy is still a veteran to the game. Jeff Hardy didn’t go out there and beat him with the Whisper in the Wind either. Jeff Hardy stole the match from Karrion Kross.
When they’re doing this, they’re doing it for a reason. When they did that, it was all for a reason. You gotta understand what the reason is opposed to just trying to analyze it and think you know exactly the way it should have went because you didn’t get what you thought you should’ve got at that moment.
I just think people jump the gun so much because it’s like instant coffee. They want it right now. They want instant gratification. I just don’t think you can book the wrestling business around what the fans want on any given night. It would be booking yourself into a corner every week. You just can’t do it.”
Kross went on to defeat Keith Lee on this week’s RAW.
WATCH: Scarlett Bordeaux (Karrion Kross’ Girlfriend) Shows Off Her Super Sexy Buns:
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 26, 2000) – WCW Thunder
On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.
This episode was pre-taped at the Wheeling Civic Center in Wheeling, West Virgina and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW New Blood Rising 2000’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
1. Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Shannon Moore & Shane Helms
2. Elix Skipper vs. The Artist
3. Smooth vs. The Jung Dragons
4. Arm Wrestling: Ms. Hancock vs. Major Gunns
5. Great Muta & Vampiro vs. Sean O’Haire & Mark Jindrak
6. Judy Bagwell vs. Kanyon
7. WCW US Title & WCW Hardcore Title – Canadian Rules: Lance Storm vs. Big Vito
8. Bunkhouse Brawl: Jeff Jarrett vs. Booker T