• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 19, 2000) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. KOTR Qualifying Match: Kurt Angle vs. Buh-Buh Ray Dudley
2. KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Benoit vs. X-Pac
3. KOTR Qualifying Match: Eddie Guerrero vs. Chyna
4. KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho vs. Edge
5. The Undertaker vs. Bull Buchanan & The Big Boss Man
6. KOTR Qualifying Match: Rikishi Phatu vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
7. KOTR Qualifying Match: Kane vs. The Hardy Boyz
8. KOTR Qualifying Match: Crash Holly vs. Hardcore Holly
9. The Rock vs. Test & Prince Albert
• Hall Of Famer Defends WWE’s Scripted Promos
During a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Edge talked about WWE’s scripted promos.
Below is what the Rated R Superstar said:
“It’s interesting, you hear how scripted everything is and da-da-da-da-da and how stifling it can be, and I think there’s probably an argument for both sides. I think there’s an argument, because you’re a publicly traded company; it’s FOX; it’s USA [Network]; it’s all of these things, so I get that side of it.
But I also get the aspect if things were so heavily scripted, you don’t get the Macho Man [Randy Savage] ‘cream of the crop’ promo, I don’t think. You wouldn’t get ‘Austin 3:16’, I don’t think. I get both sides, I guess is what I’m saying.”