• Jeff Hardy Teases Bringing “The Willow” To WWE
The first match on tonight’s RAW was a United States Championship match between Damian Priest and Jeff Hardy.
Priest won the match and left the ring to Hardy as a sign of respect.
Hardy was then interviewed in the ring and he talked about being drafted to SmackDown on Night 1 of the WWE Draft. Hardy said going to SmackDown will give him a chance to show a new “ego”, a different side of him.
This was Jeff teasing the WWE debut of his alter-ego character “The Willow”, which he used in TNA Impact Wrestling.
Austin Theory then came out and said he’s a big fan of Jeff and wants a selfie with him. They clicked a selfie and then Theory laid out Hardy with a Clothesline.
Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville then announced the Draft picks for Round 2:
Damian Priest (United States Champion)
Shinsuke Nakamura (Intercontinental Champion) & Rick Boogs
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 4, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Edge & The Acolytes vs. Christian & Albert & X-Pac
2. Spike Dudley & The Big Show vs. Mike Awesome & Hurricane Helms
3. Rob Van Dam vs. Kurt Angle
4. Booker T. vs. Kane
5. Tazz vs. Maven
6. Bikini Contest: Torrie Wilson vs. Stacey Keibler
7. The Rock & Chris Jericho & Mike Chioda vs. The Dudley Boyz & Nick Patrick