• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 12, 2002) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE UNFORGIVEN 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Brock Lesnar vs. Hardcore Holly
2. Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero vs. Edge & John Cena
3. Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
4. Chris Benoit vs. Rikishi
5. Torrie Wilson vs. Nidia
6. The Undertaker vs. Matt Hardy
• Impact Wrestling Star Says He Became A B*tch In NXT, Calls Out Chris Jericho
During a recent interview with The Mirror, Impact Wrestling star Sami Callihan (f.k.a Solomon Crowe in NXT) talked about being a heel, his time in NXT, wanting a match with Chris Jericho & more.
Below are the highlights:
On wanting to face Chris Jericho:
“Jericho, if you’re listening to this, I’m calling your ass out. Whenever you’re ready to do it, let’s f***ing do this. Sami Callihan versus Jericho, one on one. I know I wanna see it, I know the people wanna see it, and I know you wanna see it. He’s one of the guys that I truly tried to base myself on when I was younger, but I’ve become a whole new animal now. He’s one of the last dream matches that I actually have as a professional wrestler.”
On his time in NXT:
“I don’t hate on my time there, I just wasn’t who I am today. For lack of a better term, I became a b*tch. I walked on eggshells, I became someone I wasn’t. I will never allow that to happen again.”
On if playing a heel is tough on him personally:
“It is, but I’ve started having fun with it at this point. At this point, I like pissing people off, I like getting under people’s skin. People are more worried about selling merchandise, more worried about not offending somebody that they neuter themselves and give away their magic trick of professional wrestling to anyone that wants to hear about it.
I don’t wanna give away my magic trick. I don’t go to a David Copperfield show, and say ‘You know what? How in the hell did you make the Statue of Liberty disappear? Tell me!’ And then he says ‘No, I’m not gonna tell you’, ‘well you’re a d***head! How dare you not tell me how you did your trick?!’ Professional wrestling is the only thing in the world that’s like that.
If I don’t apologize for hitting Eddie Edwards in the face with a baseball bat, I’m a d*** because I want to keep some sort of mystique to my character.”