• “He couldn’t be the man in WWE” – Roman Reigns On AEW Star Jon Moxley
During an interview with Ariel Helwani, Universal Champion Roman Reigns was asked to address John Cena saying that Reigns ran Dean Ambrose (Jon Moxley in AEW) out of WWE.
Here’s what The Tribal Chief said:
“Dean is obviously doing what Dean is doing. You know, I think he’s happy at AEW. But if he could have been the man here, he would have been the man here. But he couldn’t be the man, because I’m the man here.
Seth Rollins is going through the same thing, but he is doing very well. And I can say, as someone who continues to work, that I am doing better than him.
I am the Universal Champion. I am the Head of the Table. It is all mine. This is my company. But he’s still a great talent doing some of the best work of his career.”
Reigns then said the following about his promo battle with Cena on SmackDown:
“You tell me! That’s what I’m saying. There are levels to this game, man. Like, John has skills, right? He is charismatic. He is a great public speaker. He has good energy. He really understands crowd reaction, and it’s like, when you don’t have good stuff to say, let’s just pander to the crowd. That’s what he did.
The whole world may not be as informed. It’s like a professional watching another professional, and I could see that he had nothing for me. So, he is just doing that spin game and then, ‘Oh, they are counting to three with me. Let’s say that over—marketing strategy. Let’s condition them and do it 14 times.
But when it comes down to it, there was nothing that he said, there was no connection, so I don’t have a clue. As I said, it was quite the experience to see him out there. It was just words, just a whole bunch of energetic words.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 20, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR (Milk-O-Mania)
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California and featured matches & segments, only one night after the ‘WWF Unforgiven 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Lita & Jacqueline & Molly Holly vs. Ivory & Stacy Keibler & Torrie Wilson
2. The Big Show, Scotty Too Hotty, Billy Gunn, The APA & Spike Dudley vs. The Dudley Boyz, Hugh Morrus, Sean O’Haire, Chuck Palumbo & Tommy Dreamer
3. Test vs. Chris Jericho
4. The Rock vs. Lance Storm
5. Matt Hardy vs. Christian
6. Tajiri vs. Booker T
7. Sara Calaway vs. Diamond Dallas Page