• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (January 22, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the CajunDome in Lafayette, Louisiana and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF European Title: Test vs. William Regal
2. The APA vs. Hardy Boys
3. Chris Jericho & The Rock vs. Chris Benoit & Big Show
4. WWF Women’s Title: Ivory vs. Molly Holly
5. Kane vs. Rikishi
6. WWF World Tag Titles: Lo Down vs. Dudley Boyz
7. WWF Hardcore Title: Al Snow vs. Raven
8. Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley & Triple H vs. Kurt Angle & Trish Stratus
• John Cena Reacts To Getting “Injured” Ahead Of Royal Rumble 2019, Future Plan
As we noted earlier, WWE announced that 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena has suffered an ankle injury. Below is what WWE posted:
John Cena’s Royal Rumble Match status questionable following ankle injury
“John Cena’s status in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match is in question following an apparent left ankle injury sustained during the main event of last week’s edition of Raw, WWE can now confirm.
In that match, The Cenation Leader faced Finn Bálor, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre for the right to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble event. As seen in the video above, the injury seemingly occurred when McIntyre trapped Cena in the ankle lock submission hold. Cena can then be seen favoring his left ankle while leaving the ring after Raw went off the air.
The injury was exacerbated earlier today as Cena was training his legs at the gym, which has cast doubt on whether he will be able to compete in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match this Sunday.”
Below is what Cena posted regarding this:
Setbacks are a large part of life. People often say “what a bad time to get hurt” or “I can’t believe this happened to me now” ask yourself, is there a good time to get hurt? Or be setback? Setbacks are just another chance to find triumph! Never give up!
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 22, 2019
According to The Dirty Sheets, WWE officials have dropped plans for John Cena vs. Lars Sullivan at WrestleMania 35.
WWE officials are strongly considering John Cena vs. Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 35 now. As a matter of fact, WWE has already begun this feud with the above announcement of McIntyre being the reason for Cena’s injury.
This is a kayfabe injury (not a real injury) and was done to build towards this feud.
While Cena vs. McIntyre looks to be WWE’s final choice, some WWE officials are suggesting to bring The Velveteen Dream up to the WWE main roster from NXT and book him in a match against Cena at WrestleMania 35.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
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