• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 9, 2001) – WWF Vengeance 2001
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 9, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Vengeance 2001’ LIVE on PPV from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
“Y2J” Chris Jericho defeated The Rock & “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on this night to become the 1st ever Undisputed WWF Champion. Also on the show, The Undertaker defeated Rob Van Dam to win his 1st and only Hardcore Title.
Here are the results:
– Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert def. Christain & Test
– WWF Intercontinental Title Match: Edge (c) def. William Regal
– Jeff Hardy def. Matt Hardy (Special Guest Referee: Lita)
– WWF Tag Team Title Match: The Dudley Boyz (c) def. Big Show & Kane
– WWF Hardcore Title Match: The Undertaker def. Rob Van Dam (c)
– WWF Women’s Title Match: Trish Stratus (c) def. Jacqueline
– WWF Title Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) def. Kurt Angle
– WCW Title Match: Chris Jericho def. The Rock (c)
– Undisputed Title Match: Chris Jericho (c) def. Stone Cold Steve Austin (c)
• Reason Behind Asuka Getting A Push Out Of Nowhere
Asuka, who won the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year, hasn’t done much since her first loss in WWE at WrestleMania 34.
However, she recently won a Battle Royal and will now compete in the SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat TLC match at TLC 2018 PPV.
According to Fightful, Asuka is getting this sudden push because Vince McMahon was caught “off guard” when Asuka got a bigger pop than Charlotte Flair during the segment where SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch named her replacement for Survivor Series 2018.
There are some rumors going on that Asuka might win the SmackDown Women’s Championship at TLC 2018, but it’s not confirmed by any means.