• Solo Sikoa Reveals Who Pitched The Recent Umaga Tribute On RAW
WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Umaga passed away on December 4th 2009 at the age 36.
Umaga died due to a heart attack caused by acute toxicity. Toxicology reports revealed that he had the drugs hydrocodone (a painkiller), carisoprodol (Soma, a muscle relaxant) and diazepam (Valium) in his system.
One day after his 13th death anniversary, Bloodline member Solo Sikoa paid tribute to The Samoan Bulldozer by doing a couple of his iconic moves on RAW.
You can watch it below:
Here for Solo Sikoa going full Samoan Bulldozer on Riddle.
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During an interview with The New York Post, Solo revealed that Paul Heyman and WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H pitched this Umaga tribute idea:
“The idea came from Hunter (Triple H). I think it was Paul Heyman’s idea, too, so Hunter wanted to run it by me.
He goes, ‘I know your uncle was a big part of your guys’ family. I know what he meant to you guys. I wanted to ask you if you would be OK using the spike?’
He was like, ‘I know he passed away and yesterday was his anniversary,’ which was a Sunday and the next day was RAW. He goes, ‘I think it will be cool if you pay a tribute to him on TV by using the spike.’
I was like, ‘You know what, man? Yeah, let’s do it.'”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 25, 2000) – WWF RAW IS WAR *Christmas Episode*
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Hardy Boyz vs. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko
WWF Hardcore Title: Steve Blackman vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Raven
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kane
Too Cool vs. T & A
Christian, Edge & Kurt Angle vs. Chris Jericho & The Dudley Boyz
Right To Censor vs. The APA
The Rock vs. The Undertaker