• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 13, 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 at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE King of the Ring 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. KOTR Qualifying Match: Test vs. Hurricane Helms
2. KOTR Qualifying Match: Hardcore Holly vs. Tajiri
3. Billy Kidman & Val Venis vs. Lance Storm & Chris Jericho
4. Faarooq vs. D-Von Dudley
5. Trish Stratus & Linda Miles vs. Ivory & Jackie
6. Hulk Hogan & Triple H vs. The Undertaker & Kurt Angle
• Interesting Backstage Note About Triple H’s Next Match
As we noted before, Old School WWF Legend “The Game” Triple H will be teaming up with former Bullet Club members AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson to take on the team of Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin and United States Champion Samoa Joe at a WWE Live Event in Tokyo, Japan on June 28.
Brad Shepard revealed an interesting backstage note about this match and you can read it below:
“I spoke to a source in WWE about Triple H teaming with AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson for the WWE show on June 28th in Tokyo, Japan. The source described this as ‘vintage Triple H getting himself in the mix with what will be the hottest act in Japan that night — the guy can’t help himself’.”
Below are the match-cards for WWE’s two Live Events in Japan:
– WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss
– WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics vs. Asuka and Kairi Sane
– RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
– Triple H, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe
– Braun Strowman vs. Robert Roode
– Cesaro vs. Ricochet
– WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley
– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
– RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
– Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Robert Roode
– Cesaro vs. Ricochet
– Appearances by WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe, Kairi Sane, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics