• Return Of A “Familiar Face” Teased For WrestleMania 38
There are two crazy rumors going on about WrestleMania 38 right now:
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin coming out of retirement after 19 years to wrestle Kevin Owens.
2. Vince McMahon (age 76) wrestling SmackDown Commentator Pat McAfee.
RAW Commentator Corey Graves hinted at the Austin rumor on WWE’s After The Bell podcast and said the following:
“If the rumors do in fact prove to be true, we may have another familiar face back in the fold between now and The Showcase of the Immortals.
This is one of those ones where: if you know, you know. I’m not going to speak to it any longer.
I’m going to feed the rumor mill, that’s what I’m doing, I’m feeding the rumor mill. I’m stoking the flames and I am pouring gas on the fire.
If the rumors are true, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 27, 2000) – WWF No Way Out 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 27, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘No Way Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
This pay-per-view featured Mick Foley’s official retirement after he lost a Title vs. Career match. He would still return to the ring occasionally as a part-timer after this, until he retired for good 12 years later in 2012.
Here are the results:
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho (c)
WWF Tag Team Championship: The Dudley Boyz defeated The New Age Outlaws (c)
Mark Henry defeated Viscera
#1 contenders: Edge & Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz
Tazz defeated The Big Boss Man by DQ
No Holds Barred: X-Pac defeated Kane
Too Cool defeated The Radicalz
#1 contender: Big Show defeated The Rock
Hell in a Cell – Title vs. Career: Triple H (c) defeated Cactus Jack