• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (August 1, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.
It was pre-taped in California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Marc Mero vs. Dustin Runnels
– INTERVIEW: Undertaker
– Droz’s world
– INTERVIEW: The Rock
• Original Plan For Gauntlet Match On RAW Revealed
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, Ricochet defeated Andrade in the finals of the Gauntlet match to earn a United States Title match against AJ Styles at SummerSlam 2019.
According to Fightful, the original plan was for Ricochet to battle Rey Mysterio in the finals of the Gauntlet match, but the end result would’ve been the same – Ricochet picking up the win.
• This Week’s SmackDown Was A Mess Backstage
According to Fightful, this week’s episode of SmackDown Live was a mess backstage:
“I was told this week’s SmackDown was one of the messiest creative situations in recent memory with a couple of re-writes and constant miscommunication between WWE and their social media department.
Ryan Ward, who is the lead writer, was effectively reduced to a typist.”
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