• Roman Reigns & Nia Jax Had A Disagreement Backstage At Survivor Series 2020
During an appearance on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, former WWE Superstar Lana talked about the original plan for her at Survivor Series 2020.
Nia Jax was supposed to put Lana through the announce table at the start of the Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown match (to continue the storyline of Nia putting Lana through the announce table). The ending was supposed to be Lana pinning Bianca Belair to win the match for her team.
However, Universal Champion Roman Reigns had a backstage argument with Nia regarding the Table spot, as an announce table spot was booked for the Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre match as well (which was the main event match).
Roman thought the table spot should be kept special for this PPV and should be saved for his “Champion vs. Champion” main event match, and that’s what happened.
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Later, Vince McMahon changed his mind and decided to book Lana to win the match by not pinning anyone (Nia Jax & Bianca Belair got counted-out and Lana was the last woman left in the match, so she won), as he thought that would be hilarious.
Here’s what Lana said:
“We were supposed to do this whole table spot on the show. And then Roman did not want it, because he had a table spot with (Drew McIntyre). So there was some major pushback. The Samoans, Nia and Roman, you know, that whole thing.
Like, oh my god I’m caught in the middle of this drama. And so, we had a huge spot. Like I was supposed to be laid out in the very beginning. I was supposed to get in the ring and Nia snatch me, because the whole point was everyone on the team were heels and I was the only ‘babyface’ and they’re gonna be all against me, and she was gonna lay me out.
Then at the end, I had this whole sequence with Bianca, and Bayley was supposed to get involved. Bayley was supposed to get involved and cheat, so I prove myself and I win. We were all so excited about it. I was excited I was gonna get to wrestle, you know. So then, there was the whole Samoan rivalry that happened, so the whole table spot got taken out.
And then Vince thought it would be hilarious if I didn’t get in the match at all. That Nia would tell me, not let me get in at all, and then I win because everyone gets eliminated. And he thought that was the most hilarious thing. Shane McMahon thought it was hilarious. They were like, this has never been done before.
And in many ways I understand, because Undertaker was retiring that day, and I understand let’s give something different on this show. I understand that. I get that business side of it all. But it was really dramatic.
Bayley and Bianca, there was all this stuff happening, I’m crying in a corner, because I’m like ‘I just want to wrestle, I just want to wrestle’. I’m like, calling Nattie. I’m like, ‘Nattie I’m hiding in this corner, I’m crying, I just want to wrestle, I want to prove myself.’ And Nattie’s like ‘you’re still winning, who cares?’ And I’m like, ‘I wanna prove myself!’”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Veteran “Scotty 2 Hotty” Scott Taylor (Real name: Scott Garland) celebrates his 48th birthday today.
After working as a jobber on WWF TV during the early & mid 90s, Scott finally became a star during the Attitude Era as one half of the famous Tag Team ‘Too Cool’ (originally called ‘Too Much’), alongside Jerry Lawler’s son “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher.
He then wrestled for the – now renamed – World Wrestling Entertainment until 2007, including another successful Tag Team run with Rikishi in 2004.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTTY 2 HOTTY!