• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 7, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR
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 Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1997’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Great Sasuke vs. Brian Christopher
2. Savio Vega vs. Crush
3. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Faarooq & Kama Mustafa
4. Steve Austin vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
5. Brian Christopher vs. Eric Shelly
6. Bret Hart vs. Goldust
• Sheamus Reveals How Triple H Becoming His Mentor Made Things Difficult For Him In His Early WWE Days
WWE SmackDown wrestler Sheamus was the guest on last week’s WWE After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves.
The Celtic Warrior discussed his early days in WWE, and revealed how WWE Hall of Famer Triple H helped him in getting started.
Below is what he said:
“When I first started, Triple H was there and he took me under his wing. I went to a tour in Australia and he said, ‘Listen, you don’t know anybody, so if you want to just come to the gym, work out. You know what I mean? And I’ll just watch your matches and give you any feedback.’ And I was blown away. If you do that now, everybody in NXT does that now, right? And there’s not one thing said about it, right?
When I got, like, help, and I never went out there and pushed it out there, it was like… I went to the gym with him once or twice, maybe two or three times we had our workouts, and apparently I’m ‘Triple H’s workout buddy’.
I got blasted by everybody who was in contact with dirt sheets. It was like, ‘Oh, I’m so far up Triple H’s a$$ and this and this. So no matter what I did in the first couple of years, achievement-wise, it was blacklisted. I was driving to shows, I didn’t have to be there, just to go there and learn. I was going to FCW when I could have been sitting at home and learning. None of that really mattered.”
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