• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (February 12, 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 Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero
2. Team Extreme vs. The Radicalz & Terri
3. No. 1 Contenders (Tag Titles) Match: Christian & Edge vs. Kane & The Undertaker
4. Triple H vs. Billy Gunn
5. Scotty 2 Hotty vs. X-Pac
6. Grandmaster Sexay vs. X-Pac
7. Kurt Angle & Raven vs. Big Show & Essa Rios
8. The Rock vs. Rikishi
• SmackDown Star Reveals How He Put His WWE Career On The Line After Conversation With Vince McMahon
During a recent interview with Corridor Cast, SmackDown wrestler Xavier Woods revealed how he put his WWE career on the line by guaranteeing that he’ll have the fans boo Kofi Kingston when The New Day turned heel.
Below is what Xavier said:
“When they let us make the group, we were good guys. For the industry terms, we were babyfaces, and we thought we should be bad guys, heels, and after a while, some things happened and people were chanting, ‘New Day sucks’ and it’s like, ‘Ok, yes. Cool. They’ll let us turn a corner and we can be bad guys now.’
They (WWE Officials) thought that since Kofi had been a babyface for so long that they wouldn’t boo him, and so, to me, I was like, ‘No, we’re in control of that. I guarantee you’. I went to Vince McMahon and I was like, ‘If you give us… if you give me a microphone 4 weeks in a row, I guarantee you that they’ll boo Kofi Kingston, and he was like, ‘You really believe in this that much?’ I said, ‘Yes, I believe that I can do it’, and he goes, ‘4 weeks? And if you don’t do it in 4 weeks then what happens?’
I said if I don’t do it in 4 weeks, you’ve got 60 dudes in developmental that deserve this spot more than I do, [and Vince is like], ‘I can send you home? Get ready’, and I said, ‘You should if I can’t do it. If I can’t make good on this then I don’t deserve to be here’, and he’s like, ‘Alright’.”
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