• Major WWF Name Is Still Expected To Return For A Match
WWF Legend Lita recently returned on an episode of RAW, to save Becky Lynch from Bayley’s Damage CTRL stable.
The original plan was for Trish Stratus to make her return on this week’s RAW and build a 6-woman tag team match at this Saturday’s Elimination Chamber premium live event:
Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai & IYO SKY)
However, Trish didn’t return this week and this match won’t take place at Elimination Chamber because Dakota isn’t cleared to compete.
WWE is still planning to do this match, and it could take place at WrestleMania 39, which would mean that Dakota & IYO might pull double duty at the Show of Shows (unless they drop the Titles before that), as they are currently scheduled to defend the Women’s Tag Team Titles against Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler.
Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported about it:
“Trish Stratus was at one point scheduled for RAW on 2/13 at the Barclays Center, but it was canceled. The reports were it was due to Kai’s injury.
On paper they were trying to build Lynch, Lita & Stratus vs. Damage CTRL. We were told that the Stratus angle isn’t dead and that the match wasn’t scheduled for Elimination Chamber.
Whether that means Damage CTRL would work twice over Mania or something completely different isn’t known at this point, only that there was a planned angle for this past week to bring Stratus back that was canceled and is still expected to be revisited at some point.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 17, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan vs. Kaientai
– Crash Holly vs. Low-Ki
– K-Kwik vs. Inferno Kid
– Albert vs. Mike Bell