• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 15, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Perry Saturn vs. Billy Gunn
2. D-Von Dudley vs. X-Pac
3. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Crash Holly vs. Grandmaster Sexay
• Ric Flair Says RAW Wrestler Can Do Some Serious Work In The Ring
During a recent interview on Broken Skull Sessions, two time WWE Hall of Famer praised RAW wrestler Kevin Owens’ in-ring work.
Below is what Flair said:
“The Figure Four, I got it from Jack Brisco, you know. Which is kind of like things I could say to you. So, did you not tell me that Kevin Owens called you about using the Stunner? So, he is a great kid. That kid can work, really serious work.”
Flair then talked about how finishing moves from the past are no longer finishing moves:
“Going back to holds and offense, he does that. But nobody else is doing it. Everybody is using that superkick.
I can even remember sitting at a table, TV and they came down and the guy goes, ‘hey, Mago wants to use the superkick as a high spot tonight’. Shawn goes, ‘absolutely not’. Now if you watch the show… I want to tell the kids what’s up, but you can’t have 27 moonsaults, you can’t have 27 superkicks.”
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