• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 15, 2000) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Dudley Boyz vs. Al Snow & Steve Blackman
2. Rikishi vs. Kurt Angle
3. Hardcore Holly vs. Chris Jericho
4. Big Show vs. Test & Prince Albert
5. Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn vs. Eddie Guerrero & Chyna
6. Edge & Christian vs. APA vs. The Hardy Boyz
7. Submission Match: Chris Benoit vs. The Rock
• John Cena Reveals The Only Reason He Got A Push In WWE
During a recent interview with The Wrap, 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena talked about his future with WWE, why he got a push in the company & more.
Below are the highlights:
On if he’ll return to WWE soon:
“That literally depends on the immediate future. There’s a few opportunities that have been set in front of me. If they work out — and I hope they work out — they’ll be wonderful challenges in life and for me to grow as a person, so I’ll more than likely take them. It doesn’t mean that my heart doesn’t lie with WWE. I’ve often said that if I’m doing something like [‘Fifth Grader’] then it’s impossible to do something like that.
I’m older now. I just turned 42, I watch WWE on a regular basis and the talent is getting faster and more precise. I think I would have left the WWE high and dry, so to speak, but now they have so much talent and so many definable Superstars. There was a time when I could genuinely say, from a financial standpoint, they needed me — that time is up.”
On why he got a push in WWE:
“I only got a chance to be on television because Brock Lesnar left, Steve Austin left, Dwayne Johnson left, Mick Foley got hurt, Triple H got hurt, The Undertaker got hurt. Vince’s class of the Attitude Era changed and they had to rely on new people. In doing that, they took a tremendous financial hit up front, but in the longterm it ended up going strong for a decade and a half.”
On if WWE is doing better now than it did in the past:
“It’s certainly in a better place now than they were in let’s say 2003, and I know Vince will say on a quarterly call that he needs his stars, but he’s also aware that he’s developing them at a more rapid rate than he did when I started. So I think the future is tremendously bright for WWE.
The WWE does not need me. I need it and I love it, and I love every single moment I’m associated with it. But I felt it the first time this year at WrestleMania: I took a step back and looked at everything and realized it is such a powerful machine.”