• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 23, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF Hardcore Title: Rhyno vs. Spike Dudley
2. Kaientai vs. RTC
3. Submission Match: Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle & William Regal
4. The Big Show vs. Test
5. The Radicalz vs. Grandmaster Sexay, Raven & Steve Blackman
6. Trish Stratus vs. Ivory
7. Christian, Edge, Steve Austin & Triple H vs. Kane, The Hardy Boyz & The Undertaker
WATCH: Natalya Kisses Ronda Rousey’s Bum On RAW:
• Ronda Rousey Says Her WWE Run Was Supposed To End In November, Reveals Why She Stayed Till WrestleMania 35
Former RAW Women’s Champion & UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey posted a new video on her YouTube channel where she revealed that her WWE run was originally supposed to end last year in November.
Rousey also revealed what resulted in her staying in WWE till WrestleMania 35 and you can read it below:
“Originally we approached them, or I approached them, I thought I’d only be able to wrestle from WrestleMania until November because we already wanted to start a family.
We came to the WWE as, ‘Hey, before we have a baby, I just want to come do this for a couple of months because it’s something I always wanted to do.’ It just kind of snowballed. Instead of being like a small detour in my life, it became my whole life for an entire year and I completely fell in love with it.
As time went on, we were kind of playing it by ear, I loved it so much and I ended up getting the title. When it became a real possibility that women could be the main event of WrestleMania if I stuck around, I decided to stick around. We decided that after WrestleMania, me and my amazing husband would go off and start trying to start our family.
As for WWE plans in the future, we want to have a baby first. I don’t know what it’s like to have a baby. I could look down at this beautiful child and be like, ‘f*ck everything, I don’t care about anything else other than this baby’ and you’ll never see me again.
Or I could be like my mom, she trained while she was 8 months pregnant and then won the US Open 6 weeks after giving birth, which was unbelievable. I don’t think I’m going to try and aspire to her level. But I’m just saying, you never know.
I don’t want to make any promises about the future when I don’t know how I’m gonna feel in the future. So thank you everyone for your support, I had the most amazing time this year! I am also looking forward to a little bit of a rest and some mommy – daddy time.”