• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 8, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. King Of The Ring – Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho vs. Test
2. Too Cool vs. The Godfather & Dean Malenko
3. Chris Benoit vs. Jeff Hardy
4. The Dudley Boyz vs. Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian
5. Women’s Battle Royal
6. Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley vs. Lita
7. King Of The Ring – Qualifying Match: Eddie Guerrero vs. Matt Hardy
8. Rikishi vs. Val Venis
9. The Undertaker, The Rock & Kane vs. Triple H, Road Dogg & X-Pac
• Triple H Trying To Save NXT Champion Adam Cole From Vince McMahon
As seen at NXT TakeOver: XXV, Adam Cole defeated Johnny Gargano in the main event of the show to capture the NXT Championship.
According to Slice Wrestling, Triple H is trying to save Cole from Vince McMahon as Vince has asked for Cole to be brought up to the WWE main roster multiple times, but HHH has managed to keep him in NXT as HHH is already concerned with how some of the recent NXT call-ups are being treated on the main roster.
Triple H wants the Undisputed Era to stay as a stable in NXT and only be brought up to the WWE main roster when the time is right.