• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 22, 2000) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Prince Albert & Test vs. The Hardy Boyz
2. Eddy Guerrero vs. D’Lo Brown
3. Edge & Christian & Kurt Angle vs. Too Cool & Rikishi
4. Chris Benoit vs. Val Venis
5. The Dudley Boyz vs. Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan
6. Bradshaw vs. Crash Holly
7. Perry Saturn vs. Essa Rios
• Reason Behind Dolph Ziggler Returning For A WWE Title Match
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown, Dolph Ziggler returned to WWE programming and attacked WWE Champion Kofi Kingston.
Ziggler then announced that he’s going to face Kingston for the WWE Championship at next month’s WWE Super ShowDown 2019 PPV in Saudi Arabia.
According to the Wrestling Observer, the original plan for WWE Super ShowDown 2019 was for Kevin Owens to get another shot at Kofi for the WWE Championship.
However, we noted earlier that Owens doesn’t want to work the WWE Super ShowDown PPV (tap here for the reason) and this led to WWE using Dolph Ziggler as a last minute replacement for Owens.
Ziggler was booked for a WWE related appearance in Australia during the weekend of the WWE Super ShowDown PPV, so WWE had to pull Ziggler from that appearance.
Below is the updated match-card for WWE Super ShowDown 2019:
– The Undertaker vs. Goldberg
– Triple H vs. Randy Orton
– Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon
– Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
– WWE Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
– Intercontinental Championship Match: “The Demon King” Finn Balor (c) vs. Andrade
– 50 Man Battle Royal