• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 12, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1997’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Ahmed Johnson vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
2. Scott Putski vs. Leif Cassidy
3. The Legion of Doom vs. PG-13
4. The Undertaker vs. Savio Vega
5. Rob Van Dam vs. Jeff Hardy
6. Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart vs. The Headbangers
7. New Blackjacks vs. Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon
• Sheamus Could Be Forced To Retire From WWE
It looks like the WWE career of “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus (age 41) could be coming to an end.
Sheamus is currently out of action with a concussion, but that’s not the only issue he’s dealing with. Sheamus has spinal stenosis (the same condition that led to the in-ring retirement of Edge & Paige).
Word going backstage in WWE is that people are impressed with how Sheamus can still go in the ring with such an injury, but people are wondering how long he will last (given the fact that spinal stenosis is a serious issue and WWE takes no chances with serious injuries).
Below is what Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful had to say about Sheamus:
“I had heard last year that there were a lot of people that were surprised that Sheamus could still wrestle as effectively as he could considering some of the injury issues and the pain that he had been in.
The thing I was told by one wrestler was that if he got through WrestleMania  that would be really awesome. Not as if they were hoping that or the company was hoping that, but that wrestler personally was hoping that Sheamus could get through this WrestleMania and he did and that was about it.
A bad neck and then you get a concussion on top of that, that’s not hot.”
Let’s hope his career is not over yet. However, if it is, he’s done enough to secure a future spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Below are Sheamus’ accomplishments during his 10 year career on the WWE main roster:
– 3x WWE Champion
– 1x World Heavyweight Champion
– 2x United States Champion
– 4x RAW Tag Team Champion
– 1x SmackDown Tag Team Champion
– King Of The Ring 2010 Winner
– Royal Rumble 2012 Winner
– Money In The Bank 2015 Winner
– 4x Slammy Award Winner