• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (July 9, 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 Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Invasion 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Undertaker vs. Diamond Dallas Page
2. WWF World Tag Titles: The A.P.A. vs. The Dudley Boyz
3. Albert vs. Rhyno
4. The Big Show vs. Jeff Hardy
5. Booker T vs. Kurt Angle
6. Kane & Chris Jericho vs. Lance Storm & Mike Awesome
7. X-Pac vs. Scotty Too Hotty
8. Team WWF vs. Team WCW/ECW Alliance
• Paul Heyman Isn’t The Executive Director Of SmackDown Because Of Brock Lesnar
As we all know by now, Paul Heyman is the Executive Director of RAW and Eric Bischoff is the Executive Director of SmackDown.
According to The Dirty Sheets, Heyman has been working under a creative consultancy role since last August and he was heavily involved in the booking of the Brock Lesnar – Roman Reigns storyline heading into SummerSlam 2018. Heyman’s role was considered a success and he was then offered the RAW Executive Director position.
On the other hand, FOX chose Bischoff to run SmackDown. WWE originally considered Heyman to be the one to run SmackDown, but since there are plans for Brock Lesnar to become WWE Champion later this year (via Money In The Bank cash-in) and be on SmackDown, WWE officials thought there would be heat on Heyman as he runs SmackDown and also manages Lesnar.
WWE then thought of giving the SmackDown Executive Director role to Bruce Prichard, but then FOX officials stepped in and made it clear that they want Bischoff to be in charge.
It should be noted that Triple H still has a higher position in WWE than Heyman & Bischoff.
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