• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 22, 1995) – Sunny As A WWF Announcer
On this day in 1995, hours before the Rumble PPV, during an episode of WWF Wrestling Challenge, Tammy Lynn Sytch worked as an announcer called Tamara Murphy.
She would become famous as WWF Diva Sunny later that year.
• Raw Star Says She’s The Greatest Women’s Wrestler Ever
During a recent interview with talkSPORT, Raw Superstar Sasha Banks talked about her feud with Bayley, who she would like to see in the Women’s Royal Rumble match, her favorite Raw moments & more.
Below are the highlights:
On her feud with Bayley and thinking she’s the greatest women’s wrestler ever:
“Over the past year I’ve been told if I was going to be heel or face and we kept going back and fourth on it. But that rivalry with Bayley is something I’d love to pick right back up because she actually has my number, which pisses me off because in my heart I know I’m the greatest women’s wrestler ever.
It’s about showing her and the world that I’m the best and it would be great to pick up that rivalry again with her. I’m in no rush; I plan to be with WWE for a very long time so we can tell that story anytime. Sasha Banks is all about being me and it’s not arrogance it’s confidence, I am the very best at what I do.”
On who she would like to see in the Women’s Royal Rumble match:
“I would love to see Trish and Lita, of course. Beth Phoenix, Molly Holly, Jazz, Jacqueline. Just all the women I grew up watching – Medusa, that would be amazing. Even girls from NXT would be amazing too. But the potential to see who’s going to be in it is endless because we only have about thirty girls across the brands, so we do need those little extra for the Rumble.
If I was the first entrant and I was waiting for opponent I would love to hear Trish Stratus’ music. Not only would I mark out as a fan, but also it would be something really cool. Her music is so iconic, she’s such a legend in this business that would be an amazing way to start off the Rumble.”
On her favorite Raw moments:
“There’s so many! I loved everything ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin did to Vince McMahon, everything ‘Stone Cold’ and Kurt Angle did, and The Dudley Boyz putting Mae Young through a table. I remember my Mum saying ‘Oh my god, they can’t be doing this!’ because we were watching it together and she was horrified!
And I was like this is what I want to do with my left, but now she’s my biggest fan. There are so many memories and so many memories I got to create myself too, winning the Women’s Championship in LA was a huge highlight for me.”
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (JANUARY 22, 1996) – WCW PRIME
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Prime’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & segments, building storylines on the road to the upcoming ‘WCW SuperBrawl 6’ PPV. The show was hosted by Dusty Rhodes & Chris Cruise.
Below is the match card:
1. Dean Malenko vs. Johnny Swinger
2. Superbrawl VI Control Center
3. Prime Cut “Moo Match” of the Week:
Brian Pillman & Chris Benoit vs. Armstrong Brothers
You can watch the show below: