• Jim Ross Says The Undertaker Might Have Played A Role In Lex Luger Not Becoming WWF Champion
In the main event of SummerSlam 1993, Lex Luger defeated WWF Champion Yokozuna via count-out, which meant that he didn’t win the WWF Title. However, that didn’t stop Luger from celebrating like he won the Title.
During a recent episode of his podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross claimed that The Undertaker might have played a role in Luger not winning the Title on that night.
Good Ol’ JR said Luger could’ve won the WWF Title by not pinning Yokozuna (as that’s what The Undertaker wanted according to JR) if there was a stipulation that Yokozuna would lose the Title via Count-Out:
“Yoko could have done the same thing, took a big old bump, couldn’t have made it back into the ring and Luger wins the title by count-out. That could have happened.
Would it have been ideal? Not really. But if you’re hell bent on not beating Yoko and that may have been some of the influence of The Undertaker as well because Undertaker loved working with Yokozuna. They drew money. They had a great relationship in and out of the ring and they sold tickets.
So it was a matter of where we can’t beat Yoko.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 8, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted LIVE from the Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinatti, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments, one night after the ‘WWF In Your House 17: Ground Zero’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Bret Hart vs. Vader
2. The Headbangers vs. The Godwinns
3. Max Mini vs. Piratita Morgan
4. Owen Hart vs. Goldust