• Major Change In WWE Draft Plans
Despite RAW & SmackDown Superstars appearing on their opposite brands more often as of late, the brand split still exists and the Draft is still scheduled to take place.
At first, it was believed that the Draft (which usually takes place in October) would take place a little earlier this year, likely in September after the Clash At The Castle premium live event, but it looks like that isn’t the case anymore.
Several RAW stars that were booked to appear on the SmackDown after Clash At The Castle have now been unbooked for that show.
Fightful Select added:
“USA Network sources have told talent that the Draft isn’t happening in the immediate future, and have outright stated that after WrestleMania (39) is a likelier landing spot.”
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (August 24, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Rikishi vs. The Goodfather
2. Steve Blackman, Eddie Guerrero & Chyna vs. Val Venis & T&A
3. The Undertaker vs. Road Dogg & X-Pac
4. Perry Saturn vs. Al Snow
5. Chris Jericho & The Hardy Boyz vs. Chris Benoit, Edge & Christian
6. The Rock & Lita vs. Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley