• Return Announced For Tonight’s RAW
WWE has announced that Randy Orton will return on tonight’s RAW. Orton then tweeted that he will kick off tonight’s show:
“Been away for a bit, but tonight, I’m back on #WWERaw … and I won’t keep you waiting, I’m kicking off the show. #ViperIsBack”
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) August 9, 2021
Orton was last seen on RAW on the June 21st episode, where he lost to John Morrison.
He was then scheduled to compete in a Second Chance Money In the Bank Qualifying match, but he was pulled from the match for an unknown reason. Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville called it “circumstances out of their control”.
Current plan is for RK-BRO (Randy Orton & Riddle) to challenge AJ Styles & Omos for the RAW Tag Team Titles at SummerSlam 2021.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 9, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Chris Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Acolytes
2. Perry Saturn vs. Raven
3. Raven vs. Edge
4. X-Pac & Albert vs. Spike Dudley & Tajiri
5. Undertaker & Kane vs. Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire
6. Chris Jericho vs. Hugh Morrus
7. Ivory vs. Jacqueline
8. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Dudley Boyz vs. Kurt Angle & The Hardy Boyz