• RAW Star Has Now Taken Jeff Hardy’s Spot In WWE
Before his release from WWE last year, Jeff Hardy (age 44) was putting over a lot of the up-and-coming wrestlers in WWE.
Now, former Universal Champion Finn Balor (age 40) has taken Jeff’s spot to take the losses on WWE programming.
After ending his second run in NXT, Balor lost a Universal Title program to Roman Reigns (even when he competed as The Demon), lost to Xavier Woods in the King Of The Ring finals and most recently lost to Austin Theory.
Below is what Wrestlingnewsco reported about Balor’s status:
“Yea, Finn was moved into the spot that Jeff Hardy had. He’s just there now to help get over the younger guys.
There was a pitch to make him heel but that was weeks ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then.
Vince never saw Finn as more than just a mid-card guy. Heyman would have pushed him to the moon but Vince just never saw it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (January 23, 2003) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Way Out 2003’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Chris Benoit vs. Charlie Haas
2. Rikishi vs. Bill DeMott
3. The Undertaker vs. A-Train
4. Edge vs. Shelton Benjamin
5. Nunzio vs. Shannon Moore
6. Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio