• The Undertaker Trained With Former TNA World Champion For A WrestleMania Match After Getting Impressed By Him In FCW
During an interview on SK Wrestling’s The Wrestling Outlaws podcast, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion EC3 recalled his time in WWE’s developmental territory, FCW.
The Undertaker came to FCW one day and EC3 went on to impress The Deadman. Below is what EC3 said:
“I think it was WrestleMania 27 or 28. He came down to FCW, and he was walking around, and we were just practicing, and Taker was here, we didn’t know.
I tagged, and I found the biggest guy, and I just started working a big guy, an aggressive heel, someone I could sell for. And [Undertaker] was watching. I think it was Titus O’Neil, so I can’t believe I got out of that alive. So I’m working a big guy just to show [Undertaker] I can work.
A month later, I get a call, ‘Hey, Undertaker wants to train for WrestleMania. Can you come in on Saturday and work with him?’ And I said, ‘Yes, that would be cool, of course’.
We had about three to four hours of hanging out. A lot of it was just talking to him and getting insight on him on the business. Then occasionally, we’ll run a couple of spots, and then he went on a long tirade of talking. It was just like first-class education.
I’ll never forget, I was sitting under the tree and he got up after talking, he corrects his neck twice and hits two ropes, does a back bump, and he’s like ‘I’m ready for Mania’ and walked out. That was his training.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (November 3, 2006) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Survivor Series 2006’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Brian Kendrick & Paul London vs. Aaron Idol Stevens & K.C. James
The Undertaker & Kane vs. Mr. Kennedy & MVP
Mike Mizanin & Kristal vs. Big Vito & Layla
Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms vs. Jimmy Wang Yang
Bobby Lashley vs. Jamie Noble
Batista vs. Fit Finlay