• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 25, 2002) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Al Snow & Maven & Kidman vs. Tajiri & Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo
2. Randy Orton vs. Hardcore Holly
3. Mark Henry vs. Christian
4. Kurt Angle & Albert vs. Edge & Rikishi
5. Chris Jericho vs. Triple H
• Reason Behind Cesaro Moving To RAW This Week
As we noted earlier, WWE moved Andrade, Zelina Vega & Aleister Black to SmackDown this week (after they were moved to RAW last week).
According to PWInsider, FOX officials requested WWE to move Andrade & Zelina to SmackDown because SmackDown lacked Latino stars after the Superstar Shake-Up and FOX is planning to showcase WWE’s latino stars on their Spanish language station, FOX Deportes, once SmackDown moves to their Network in October.
With that being said, WWE officials also decided to move Aleister Black to SmackDown because Black is married to Zelina and WWE officials are trying to keep married (or engaged) couples on the same brand.
With these 3 names (and then Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers also moving to SmackDown as seen on this week’s show) moving to SmackDown, WWE officials decided to put Cesaro on RAW.
With Sheamus currently injured, Cesaro is scheduled for a singles run on RAW. He defeated former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander this week on RAW.
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