• “Undertaker has kept an eye on me since Day 1” – Former Universal Champion
WWE RAW wrestler Braun Strowman recently spoke to Scott Fishman of TV Insider, where he discussed a variety of topics.
When asked about The Undertaker’s Final Farewell coming up at Survivor Series later this month, Strowman said:
“I met The Undertaker when I came to the Performance Center. Taker has kept an eye on me since Day 1. I didn’t know what I did to get in his good graces, but I’m thankful that he was willing and able to bring me under the learning tree.
There are no more giants in this industry that are full-time working like I am. I feel like I am walking into some immense footsteps. I’m carrying this torch and want to represent it to the fullest.
Taker is such an amazing man behind the scenes and such an amazing performer. One of the big behind-the-scenes stories with me and Taker was him, Roman Reigns and myself were in the main event of a live event at Madison Square Garden. It was unbelievable being out there with ‘The Deadman’ in the most famous arena in the world.
We get done with the match and he is talking with me and Roman. He goes, ‘It’s yours now, boys. Enjoy it.’ Just hear those words and having him look me in the eye and shake my hand is, words can’t describe it.”
The Monster Among Men also recalled his encounter with Goldberg for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 36, and said:
“You never know what’s going to happen in WWE. That’s one of my favorite things about the job that keeps you on your toes.
Opportunity blew the door off the hinges for me at that moment. It was a little more difficult than I think in normal times; [having] no crowd and being under the microscope without being able to hide behind the cheers or the boos and the animation of the audience, I feel like we all had to step our level of performance up.
I put my head down and went to work. In my opinion, I think I did a damn good job. I think we made the most of it. I think we did an awesome job, everyone I had to work with, and behind the scenes and storytelling. The whole aspect of it in the middle of a pandemic, I thought we hit a home run.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 9, 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 Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF Intercontinental Title: Billy Gunn vs. Eddie Guerrero
2. Hardy Boyz vs. Christian & Edge
3. No.1 Contender: The Undertaker vs. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane
4. WWF World Tag Titles: Right To Censor vs. Dudley Boyz
5. Hardcore Match: Crash & Steve Blackman vs. T&A
6. Rikishi & Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock