• “Vince didn’t see anything special in Cena” – Chris Jericho
During his Saturday Night Special, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho talked about facing John Cena at Vengeance 2002, which was Cena’s first-ever WWE pay-per-view match.
The original plan for the match was for Jericho to beat Cena, but Jericho managed to convince Vince to change the finish.
Below is what Jericho said:
“I remember calling Vince [McMahon] a night before that show, and basically telling him that me winning was the wrong finish.
I told him clearly that John should go over. However, Vince didn’t see anything special in Cena.
I told Vince, ‘I’m telling ya, this guy has got something.’ Finally, Vince was like, ‘fine, put him over if you want.’ And that was the beginning of John Cena as we know it.
I’m a big fan of Cena and always excited for all his success both in and out of the ring. I always loved working with him, and love him as a person.”
You can watch the finish of their Vengeance match below:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (October 5, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was broadcasted from the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE No Mercy 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Chuck Palumbo vs. Ace Steel
2. Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Jamie Noble
3. WWE Tag Team Titles: MVP & Matt Hardy vs. Deuce & Domino
4. Kane vs. Kenny Dykstra
5. Jesse & Festus vs Chad Collyer & Mike Tolar
6. Great Khali vs. Rey Mysterio