• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 08, 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 San Jose Arena in San Jose, California and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Chris Jericho & Hardy Boyz vs. The Radicalz
2. Lumberjack Match: Billy Gunn vs. Val Venis
3. Jack Doan, Teddy Long & The Rock vs. Kane & Rikishi
4. WWF Hardcore Title: Raven vs. Steve Blackman
5. Handicap Match: Albert & Trish Stratus vs. Test
6. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle
• Mandy Rose Comes Out In A Towel On SmackDown, Shane McMahon Getting A Title Shot At Royal Rumble 2019
During tonight’s tag team match between The Usos and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar, Mandy Rose came out in a towel and distracted Jimmy Uso by saying that she left her trunks and top in Jimmy’s hotel room.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 9, 2019
WATCH: Mandy Rose In Bikini:
This resulted in The Bar defeating The Usos after that distraction.
After this, The Miz came out and proposed The Bar vs. The Best Tag Team In The World (Shane McMahon & The Miz) for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Royal Rumble 2019.
This resulted in Sheamus delivering a Brogue Kick to The Miz and then they accepted the challenge.
Then in a backstage segment, Mandy Rose removed her towel and revealed that she was wearing her gear underneath. Naomi then showed up backstage and a brawl broke out which ended with Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose laying out Naomi.
— WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2019
Prior to tonight’s SmackDown Live, Hideo Itami defeated Cedric Alexander during 205 Live tapings to qualify for the Fatal 4 Way WWE Cruiserweight Championship match at Royal Rumble 2019.
Below is the updated match-card for the Royal Rumble 2019 PPV:
– Men’s Royal Rumble Match: John Cena, Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Bálor, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Baron Corbin, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Bobby Lashley, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Apollo Crews & R-Truth (#30 entrant)
– Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Natalya, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega & Carmella (#30 entrant)
– Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Braun Strowman
– WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Sasha Banks
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (c) vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami