• One Of The Most Dominant Wrestlers Of All Time Made His WWF Debut 19 Years Ago Today
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2002’ PPV.
This was the post-WrestleMania X8 episode of RAW, and it featured the official WWF debut of “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Intercontinental Title: Rob Van Dam vs. Christian
2. Lita vs. Trish Stratus
3. Edge & Kane vs. Booker T & Kurt Angle
4. Hardcore Title: Al Snow vs. Maven
5. WWF World Tag Titles: Billy & Chuck vs. The Dudley Boyz
6. Hulk Hogan & The Rock vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Hall
You can watch Lesnar’s debut below:
WATCH: Trish Stratus Strips Down To Red Lingerie (Part 1):
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• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend “The Model” Rick Martel (Real name: Richard Vigneault) celebrates his 65th birthday today.
After being the AWA World Heavyweight Champion for most of 1984 & 1985, Rick Martel returned to the World Wrestling Federation in 1986 and started teaming with Tom Zenk as The Can-Am Connection, before Zenk left and Tito Santana became Rick’s new partner in a Tag Team named Strike Force.
Martel turned heel on Santana at WrestleMania V and became known as “The Model”, a character he portrayed till he left the promotion in 1994.
He then returned for one night as an entrant in the 1995 Royal Rumble match, before joining Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1997 until 1998, and then retired from professional wrestling.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK MARTEL!