• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 16, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was taped at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2000’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Kurt Angle vs. Christian
2. Jeff Hardy vs. Prince Albert
3. D-Lo Brown vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
4. Rikishi & Too Cool vs. Mean Street Posse
• Rocky Johnson’s Autobiography Pulled Due To A Dispute
As we noted yesterday, Old School WWF Legend Rocky Johnson passed away at the age of 75.
Rocky Johnson wrestled for many different territories from his debut in 1964 until his retirement in 1991, but was most famous for his 1982-1985 run with the World Wrestling Federation, where he and Tony Atlas became the first black Tag Team to win a major World Tag Team Championship.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 by his son, The Rock.
Prior to his death, the Wrestling Observer reported a few days back that Rocky Johnson’s autobiography got pulled due to a dispute between Johnson and Scott Teal.
Scott Teal is the person who wrote the autobiography. ECW Press was planning to release it this year and even had a foreword from The Rock. Teal is telling people that Johnson turned on him.
No word yet on what’s the status of this autobiography after Johnson’s death. We’ll keep you updated.