• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (December 10, 2001) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. The Undertaker vs. Spike Dudley
2. Rikishi vs. Kurt Angle
3. William Regal vs. Kane
4. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Rock & Trish Stratus
5. Handicap Match: Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy & Lita
6. The Big Show vs. Lance Storm
7. Steel Cage Match: Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin
• RAW Star Says All WWE Mics Smell Like Bad Breath
During a recent edition of “Regular Girls” podcast, RAW announce team member Renee Young talked about how bad the WWE microphones smell.
Below is what Renee said:
“Usually I’m wearing a headset like Britney Spears style. It usually just hovers close to my mouth, but I don’t like how close it actually has to be to my face so I’m constantly adjusting it and then during commercial breaks, our audio guy has to run in to readjust it. It’s a real problem.
Then during PPVs and Tuesdays we’re doing Mixed Match Challenge so I have to, as soon as SmackDown goes off the air, we swap out announcer and start doing Mixed Match Challenge so I take Byron Saxton’s headset which people told me that it’s sweaty, but it’s not so, thank you Byron for that.
There’s no time for it not to be intimate. There’s no time to clean stuff and swap it out, you just gotta go.
When I’m doing like a backstage interview or something, first of all, all mics smell like bad breath cause people are like telling their deepest, darkest secrets into this microphone from the guttural part of their belly — it’s disgusting.
There’s like fur on it like hair bits, it’s disgusting. I’m constantly trying to like clean it and like better the situation of the mic, but I’m a one-woman show. I can only do so much.”