• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 25, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Undertaker vs. Rikishi
2. Bradshaw & Jeff Hardy vs. Faarooq & Matt Hardy
3. The Big Show vs. Chris Jericho
4. Tazz vs. K-Kwik
5. Hardcore & Crash Holly vs. The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan
6. Kurt Angle vs. Kane
• Possible Surprise Entrant From NXT In The Royal Rumble 2020 Match
According to Tom Colohue, former Universal Champion Finn Balor (who is currently a part of NXT) is being considered as a surprise entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 match from NXT.
Below is what Colohue said:
“Triple H is teasing a few obvious choices. In his words, he has suggested people who can have big moments. The obvious one that he described was Matt Riddle, another person who is being teased is Finn Balor, being teased by himself on Twitter if you catch it recently.
Finn Balor has a lot of casual appeal, I reached out and asked about this one to see if they were thinking of. He’s definitely a name they are thinking of, would like to have involved.
Mostly because there are a lot of people who would be watching the Royal Rumble who don’t necessarily watch NXT. They are probably wondering where Finn Balor is, so I think it would be a good moment there and it could be exciting even for viewers of NXT.”
At Royal Rumble 2019 last year, Finn Balor faced Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship and lost.
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