• RAW Wrestler Was Originally Scheduled To Defeat Brock Lesnar In 2018
During a recent appearance on “Say Less with Kaz, Lowkey and Rosy” podcast, former WWE writer Kazeem Famuyide revealed that Braun Strowman was originally scheduled to defeat Brock Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel 2018 to win the Universal Championship.
However, the plan got changed at the last minute and Lesnar ended up winning the match and the vacant Universal Championship.
Here’s what he said:
“There was one time where we all thought a match was going — this was — man, f**k it, I’m not working there anymore.
It was in Saudi [Crown Jewel 2018] and Braun [Strowman] was supposed to beat Brock [Lesnar]. This is right after Roman [Reigns] announced he had cancer, right?
So, Brock and Braun were supposed to fight for the World Title and we had a whole Monday Night RAW written with Braun Strowman as Champion and then sike, Brock Lesnar wins and then as soon as Brock wins, we all had to go back into the office, rewrite the whole show.
I just thought it was some sh*t where it’s just like oh, they’re just kind of keeping us on the D.L. [down low], whatever but I didn’t know they could change like [that].”
While Strowman didn’t win the Universal Title on that night, he eventually ended up winning the Title a year & a half later at WrestleMania 36 in 2020, by defeating WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 4, 1985) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches & interviews on the road to the “WWF The Wrestling Classic” PPV.
You can find the card below:
1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Dave Barbie
2. King Kong Bundy vs. Mario Mancini
3. Paul Orndorff vs. Charlie Fulton
4. The Hart Foundation vs. Jim Londos & Jim Powers
5. Magnificent Muraco vs. Joe Mirto
6. The British Bulldogs vs. Rusty Brooks & AJ Petruzzi