• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 31, 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 Skyreach Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Kane vs. Edge
2. Hardcore Holly vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
3. Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle
4. Rhyno vs. Raven
5. X-Pac, Justin Credible & Albert vs. The Hardy Boyz & Eddie Guerrero
6. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Benoit
• Rhea Ripley Reveals An Angle She Pitched Where She Was Supposed To Get A Tattoo From Her Opponent During The Match
Former NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley was a guest on Flash Morgan Webster’s podcast, where she revealed that she pitched an idea to NXT officials where she would have gotten a tattoo from Bianca Belair in a match during their feud.
However, the idea wasn’t approved by them.
Below is what Ripley said:
“I wanted to plan a spot with Bianca [Belair]. I didn’t know how it was going to work, but I wanted to make it work.
I wanted to get a battery-powered tattoo gun and I wanted Bianca to rip the fishnet in my pants and I wanted Bianca to tattoo lips on my leg while everyone held me down. I wanted it so bad. They were like, ‘I don’t know if that’s hygienic.’ Yeah, true.”