• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 2, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR [Post-WrestleMania X-Seven Episode]
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 Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Test & The APA vs. Radicalz
2. Whipping Match: Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs. Trish Stratus
3. Rhyno vs. Crash
4. WWF Hardcore Title: Kane vs. Val Venis
5. Handicap Match: Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle & William Regal
6. X-Pac vs. Billy Gunn
7. WWF World Title – Steel Cage Match: Steve Austin vs. The Rock
• Triple H On Chyna’s WWE Hall Of Fame Induction – “I’m thrilled that it’s this year because finally the time has passed where everything can just happen”
During a recent interview on CBS Sports’ State of Combat podcast, “The Game” Triple H made an interesting comment while talking about Chyna getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 as a member of D-Generation X.
Below is what Triple H said:
“It’s awesome. I’m thrilled for her as the human being that I knew, for her family and for her sister, who I knew. There is probably not a woman who has ever made as big of an impact as she did. Somebody that transcended the business on her own and I’m sure will be in the Hall of Fame sometime on her own. I think it’s fitting she is in there with DX in the beginning because it’s how she started, and I think it’s what it should be.
After she left the business and everything else prevented [her Hall of Fame induction] for a period of time, it’s funny because people look at it and go, ‘Finally, they are putting her in’. But she’s going into a class with Honky Tonk Man. Like, he’s just getting in there and is a generation before. It’s not a time-limit type thing.
I’m thrilled that it’s this year, partly because finally the time has passed where everything can just happen and it can be right for her where the moment of putting her in the Hall of Fame for this manner is about her accomplishments and not about anything else. That was always my bigger point of this. You can’t do it when [the negative] becomes the conversation. The conversation needs to be about her accomplishments and what she did here.”