• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 26, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Mercy 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Rob Van Dam vs. Kenzo Suzuki
– Chavo Guerrero vs. Billy Kidman
– Best Of 5 Series – Match #2: John Cena vs. Booker T
– Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
– The Undertaker vs. Orlando Jordan
• Old School WWF Tag Team Of The Day: Doug Vines & Cleo Reed
• Mick Foley On How He Got Ribbed After Every Casket Match With The Undertaker
While speaking to Inside The Ropes, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley discussed what the guys carrying him in a casket used to do every time he was put in a casket.
Below is what he said:
“On one level, I’m living out my dream. I’m enjoying more success than I ever thought possible. I’m shattering that glass ceiling. I’m working with one of the top guys in the history of the business.
But at the same time, I’m going through a series of matches where I end up in a casket, where the goal of the match is putting me in a casket. The Undertaker was king of the casket match, and every night I’d end up in that casket.
And every night they would slam that thing shut, and every night I’d be hyperventilating. And I’m being rolled to the back and hand slamming on the casket, and every night without fail, I’d scream for someone to let me out. And every night they would keep me in for an additional 5 minutes as a rib.
And then the next night I’d go ‘Don’t you dare keep me shut in that casket again!’ Every night they’d assure me they wouldn’t, and every night they did.”
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