• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 17, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Nashville Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 13’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Marc Mero vs. Savio Vega
2. Rocky Maivia vs. Leif Cassidy
3. The Headbangers vs. The Hardy Boyz
4. Owen Hart vs. Flash Funk
5. Bart Gunn vs. Triple H
6. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Bret Hart vs. Sycho Sid
Sycho Sid defeated Bret Hart 22 years ago today to become the World Wrestling Federation Champion once again! pic.twitter.com/F9Qu5LnLVr
— WWFOldSchool.com (@WWFOldSchoolcom) February 17, 2019
• Kurt Angle Reveals Hilarious Response From Brock Lesnar After He Punched Lesnar For Real
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently did a Q&A on his Facebook page. Below are the highlights:
I’m a newly recovering addict. Any advice? What was your biggest obstacle to over come?
“I didn’t have any obstacles. I made sure I had a purpose of why I stayed clean. It was my wife and kids. I wasn’t going to let them down anymore. Find something that will keep you motivated to stay clean.”
I’ve recently been doing some stuff on TV as an Independent Wrestler and I wanted to ask do you have any advice for me for the future?
“Be smart. Learn the psychology and limit your bumps. You only have so many and then your career is over. Save yourself.”
What drives you to be the best at what you do in the ring?
“I’ve always been competitive and I’ve always been a perfectionist. I fell in love with pro wrestling, the same way I fell in love with Olympic wrestling. I always want people to think of me when they talk about who is the best. I usually come up in that conversation.”
I was a big fan of your match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 19 but the only thing talked about is that shooting star press instead of a classic match, does it bother you?
“No, everyone knows how good it was. I’m happy that people talk about the shooting star press, that’s what gets people that haven’t seen the match interested in watching it.”
What was it like behind the curtain 15 years ago when Eddie won?
“Eddie broke the barrier of being undersized and winning the World Title. He and Chris made a huge statement at Wrestlemania 20. It was one of the greatest “feel good” moments I’ve ever seen. Eddie was the most deserving of this prestigious moment. He earned it.”
WWE sets up an open challenge Pie eating contest. Which superstar wins?
“Braun Strowman could down 50 pies in one sitting. I’ve seen him eat. They guy can throw down 10,000 calories in one day. He is truly the monster among pies. ?”
What routine would you recommend to improve weak stamina?
“Get on a treadmill and walk at 4 mph on an incline of 8 degrees. Start out doing it for 5 minutes. Then each day add a minute…. until you get to 30 minutes. It will help stamina tremendously.”
Was there a time that you really felt embarrassed in the segment that you performed on stage?
“There was one time, after I won my first World Title, I had a big booger hanging out of my nose. It was embarrassing.”
Hey Kurt, just wondering, do you have any accomplishments you still are seeking in the wrestling business?? Thanks!
“I have nothing that I feel I need to accomplish other than an amazing retirement match, whenever that is.”
Hey Kurt, have you ever punched your opponent in the face for real?
“Yes. Let me see…. Brock, Cena, Shane, Joe… I’ve done it quite a bit. My punches can be a bit stiff…LOL. One time I hit Brock in the face, and he said to me “Do I owe you money or something?” ???”