• Why Rey Mysterio Isn’t In The WWE World Cup As Originally Planned
PWInsider reported that former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio was originally scheduled to be in the SmackDown World Cup.
However, as seen on Friday’s episode of SmackDown, he was replaced by Mustafa Ali.
According to the Wrestling Observer, this was done because Mysterio is dealing with a foot / ankle injury.
This is a short-term injury and Mysterio is expected to make a comeback soon. He was seen backstage on SmackDown in a ‘walking boot’.
Mysterio recently lost to Gunther in an Intercontinental Championship match.
The winner of the SmackDown World Cup will earn an Intercontinental Championship match.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 14, 1999) – WWF Survivor Series 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 14, 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Survivor Series 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the Joe Louis Arena at Detroit, Michigan.
A car ran down “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in a storyline segment, which is why he was replaced with The Big Show in the Triple threat match for the WWF Championship.
Here are the results:
Survivor Series elimination match: D’Lo Brown, The Godfather & The Headbangers defeated The Acolytes & The Dudley Boyz
Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Stasiak
Survivor Series elimination match: Gangrel, Mark Henry, Steve Blackman & Val Venis defeated The British Bulldog & The Mean Street Posse
Debra, The Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young & Tori defeated Ivory, Jacqueline, Luna & Terri Runnels
Kane defeated X-Pac via DQ
1-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match: Big Show defeated Big Boss Man, Mideon, Prince Albert & Viscera
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Chyna (c) defeated Chris Jericho
Survivor Series elimination match: The Hollys & Too Cool defeated Edge & Christian & The Hardy Boyz
WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated Al Snow & Mankind
WWF Championship: Big Show defeated Triple H (c) and The Rock