• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 2, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It was pre-taped in Ames, Iowa and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Rebellion 2000’ PPV, which aired later on the same day.
The card can be found right here:
– Tazz vs. Essa Rios
– Raven vs. Justin Rochelau
– Al Snow vs. Rodney
– Dudley Boyz vs. Just Joe & Funaki
• Stone Cold Steve Austin On His Reaction To Getting His First Scripted Promo In WWF
During a recent edition of the Steve Austin Show podcast, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin recalled getting his first scripted promo in WWF and his reaction to it.
Below is what Austin said:
“I’ll never forget when I came back from getting my neck fused, C3 and C4, in ’99 or whenever it was. And when I left, we were cutting promos just like I told you, man, you kind of go out there and it was what it was.
You might have a bullet point or two, or someone might say, ‘hey man, remember this’ or whatever, but you go out there and you cut a promo.
When I came back, that’s when the papers started coming around. And all of a sudden, man, I’ll never forget – I’ve told this story many times, but I was in a room with Vince, and, well, somebody had to track me down. I was watching matches.
‘Hey man, Vince wants to go through this promo with you’ and so, just like this piece of paper here, and I said, ‘Vince…when I get my hands on you…I…am…going…to…tear…you…limb…from…limb…’
He goes, ‘goddamn it, Steve! Give me your A-promo!’ And I’m like, ‘I’m not going to give you my A-promo here because I can’t give you my A-promo here because I’m not ‘Stone Cold’ in here!’
I’m ‘Stone Cold’ when I get out there and that’s when I turn that sh*t on and that’s when I’m in a whole different universe. And that’s when, dude, when the red light’s going, if it’s a TV taping, or especially if it’s live, that’s when I’m really on.”
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