• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 21, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Grandmaster Sexay & Steve Blackman vs. Damian & Seven
– K-Kwik vs. Race Steele
– Haku vs. Doug Basham
– Essa Rios vs. Chris Michaels
WATCH: CM Punk Returns To Wrestling Under A Mask (April 2019):
• Jim Ross Doesn’t Think Christian Will Get A Stand-Alone WWE Hall Of Fame Induction
During a recent edition of the Jim Ross Report podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross discussed this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony, Christian’s future Hall of Fame induction & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Sue Aitchison getting the Warrior Award at WWE Hall of Fame 2019:
“I thought the star of the Hall Of Fame was Sue Aitchison, I really did. Sue Aitchison, man. She’s the best. Over 6,000 Make-A-Wish [wishes] granted, executed, planned for, pulled off. It’s absolutely amazing, the kind of work she [has] done making kids happy that are dying.
Guys like [John] Cena that have done a lot of these things and a lot of other talent, but Sue Aitchison is involved in all of them. So she got the Warrior Award. I’m not really sure of exactly what that means, but she got recognized. Why couldn’t it be the Sue Aitchison Award? So congratulations Suzy!”
On wondering how WWE will manage WrestleMania weekend events next year with SmackDown being on Friday:
“I’m wondering next year, how they’re going to do that because Friday night next year is going to be the night that SmackDown airs on Fox, so next year, Friday night will be their time on the Fox network, so you know they’re not going to screw that up. It’s WrestleMania weekend. You can’t!
Fox is going to want a big show, a show that’s going to be a reason to tune in, not an elongated informercial. That’s going to be interesting how they handle that next year.”
On this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony:
“The Hall Of Fame, it seemed to me, I don’t want to say it was a throwaway because it was not a throwaway. It just seemed to not have as much sizzle this year as it has in previous years. Well, I think those ensemble casts are…like DX certainly should have gone in and I don’t have an issue with anybody going in. It’s not my call, but the bottom line is that one predominant headliner that stands above the pack did not exist this year, in my opinion.”
On Christian’s future WWE Hall of Fame induction:
“I would think that Edge & Christian would be a Hall Of Fame team, wouldn’t you? I know [Edge is already in the WWE Hall Of Fame]. I’m wondering if they’re going to give Christian the respect of going in as a single when his biggest success in WWE was with his partner. And I don’t have a problem with Edge getting two rings. It seems like that’s not a bad thing anymore.”