• The Rock Impressed With How Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin Ended
On Friday’s episode of SmackDown, Kevin Owens defeated Baron Corbin. Corbin can no longer beg WWE fans for money due to the stipulation of this match.
During an interview with Kayla Braxton after the match, Owens said the following about using a Sunset Flip to beat Corbin:
“You know, it’s funny. Actually, it felt special tonight, for a funny reason. So, I signed my contract with WWE in August 2014. [WWE] announced it to the world on WWE.com. They announced it on August 12, 2014. So, it was almost 7 years ago to the day.
What makes me proud is the day they announced my signing, it was surreal. So many WWE Legends — I’m talking ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Rock — commented on my signing, which was huge to me. This independent wrestler who just got his dream to come true…The Rock said, ‘Welcome to the club,’ something like that. He said, ‘Have fun. Enjoy the ride.’ And one of the hashtags he used was something about sunset flips.
As Flex Kavana (The Rock’s pre-WWF name), his finishing move was the Sunset Flip. And what did I use tonight to beat Baron Corbin? A sunset flip. It all came together. It was a great time, and I’m very proud.”
The Rock tweeted the following about this:
“Flex. Kavana. F**king. Loves. It.
Very few (if any) will know how historic your ‘well placed’ Sunset Flip here means. Teremana 🥃 on the way to you! (And for Baron too for being a f**king pro!:)”
Flex. Kavana. Fucking. Loves. It.
Very few (if any) will know how historic your “well placed” Sunset Flip here means. Teremana 🥃 on the way to you! (And for Baron too for being a fucking pro!:)
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 14, 2021
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 15, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin and included matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
Here is the match-card:
1. Randy Savage vs. Steve Lombardi
2. Sherri Martel vs. Angie Minelli
3. Jake Roberts vs. Dave Wagner
4. Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo vs. Brady Boone & Sonny Rogers
5. Rick Martel vs. Barry Horowitz
6. Ted DiBiase vs. Jerry Allen