• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (December 11, 2003) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Royal Rumble 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rhyno vs. Bradshaw
2. A-Train vs. Shannon Moore
3. Los Guerreros vs. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
4. Battle Rap: John Cena vs. The Big Show
5. Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
• RAW Interviewer Comments On Getting Asked If She Hooks Up With WWE Stars
During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, RAW interviewer Charly Caruso talked about having difficulties in dating, getting asked if she hooks up with WWE stars & more.
Below are the highlights:
On having difficulties in dating:
“It’s so much different with social media and technology, trying to date in this era, especially in New York City, I’m telling you is a trip.
It’s because I think a lot of people in these places are all so focused on ourselves. We’re career driven. We’re trying to get to where we want to be so relationships take a backseat.
Whereas in Middle American people are used to settling down at earlier ages and that’s kinda one of the things that they grow up being ‘Oh, I wanna get married and have kids.’ So that’s one of their primary priorities whereas in these big cities like New York and LA you see people settling down much later, dating is wild.”
On getting asked if she hooks up with WWE stars:
“I’ve had guys I’ve dated and they’re like, ‘So are you hooking up with the wrestlers?’ I’m like, ‘Okay, just relax’ you know. If you’re my boyfriend there’s nothing to worry about.
You shouldn’t have to worry about other people and a lot of people get intimidated because they’re like, ‘You’re around all these attractive people all the time.’ Or when I worked for a news station and I covered the NFL or the NBA, ‘Oh I don’t like you being around those people.’
It’s like, ‘This is my job and you don’t really have a say in it and this is how it’s gonna be.’ It’s just, you need a very strong guy who’s secure in himself and also just supportive in what you’re doing.”
On Paige’s recent breakup:
“The other day I was speaking to someone in the company… oh, it was with Paige because she just broke up with her boyfriend somewhat recently.
I told her, ‘You know every guy says they want this strong confident woman and that’s what they love about you and it’s only a matter of time in a lot of situations where then they start resenting you for that and they can’t keep up with you or they don’t like that you’re so dominant or you know so successful because it makes them feel less secure’.”