• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 19, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Tag Team Battle Royal
– Steve Blackman vs. Tazz
– Steven Regal vs. Al Snow vs. Perry Saturn
– Road Dogg vs. Raven
– The Hardy Boyz & Chris Jericho vs. Edge, Christian & X-Pac
– Lita vs. Trish Stratus
– Kurt Angle vs. The Rock vs. Triple H vs. Chris Benoit
• RAW Star Most Probably Missing WrestleMania 35
Former Universal Champion Kevin Owens underwent a double knee surgery recently. It was previously expected that Owens would be cleared to return by December, but that’s not the case.
According to the Wrestling Observer, the damage in Owens’ left knee is worse than expected and his return date is now pushed back to sometime in March 2019.
This would most likely mean that Owens would miss WrestleMania 35 as WWE doesn’t like to put their injured guys back into storylines just one month before WrestleMania.
Expect WWE to save Owens’ return for the post-WrestleMania 35 edition of RAW.
It should be noted that Owens has begun rehabbing and is on the road to recovery.