• RAW Champion Now Working As A Tweener?
According to the Wrestling Observer, the LIVE fans who appear on the ThunderDome screens always get instructed whether to cheer or boo a wrestler, and they were told to cheer current RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley on this week’s RAW.
This comes as a surprise, as she has been working as a heel ever since she was called up from NXT to the main roster, even bringing up Charlotte Flair’s COVID-19 situation in a recent promo on RAW, which is obviously far from acting like a babyface.
Also, she teamed up with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler on this week’s RAW (and they are heels as well).
Until it’s clear whether she keeps working as a heel or fully turns babyface, it’s safe to say that Rhea is now some sort of a Tweener.
As much as we hate that word (‘Tweener’), that’s the closest thing to describe her current TV character.
WATCH: Rhea Ripley’s Big Buns:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 29, 2001) – WWF Backlash 2001
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 29, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘Backlash 2001’ LIVE on PPV from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
This was the 3rd annual Backlash event held by the WWF/WWE from 1999 till 2009 and again since 2016.
Here are the PPV results:
– X-Factor defeated The Dudley Boyz
– WWF Hardcore Championship: Rhyno (c) defeated Raven
– Duchess of Queensbury Rules: William Regal defeated Chris Jericho
– 30-minute Ultimate Submission: Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle
– Last Man Standing: Shane McMahon defeated Big Show
– Triple threat – WWF European Championship: Matt Hardy (c) defeated Christian and Eddie Guerrero
– Winner Take All: Stone Cold Steve Austin (WWF Champ) & Triple H (IC Champ) defeated The Brothers of Destruction (Tag Team Champs)