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WWE Books Angle With Brock Lesnar In Hopes Of Increasing TV Viewership

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 20, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.

It was broadcasted from the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2001’ PPV, that took place later on the same day.

The card can be found right here:

1. Raven vs. Val Venis

2. Crash & Hardcore Holly vs. TAKA Michinoku & Sho Funaki

• WWE Books Angle With Brock Lesnar In Hopes Of Increasing TV Viewership

Mr. Money In The Bank Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman opened tonight’s episode of RAW and talked about how Brock Lesnar can get a World Title match anytime and how Universal Champion Seth Rollins has to be afraid at all times now.

Universal Champion Seth Rollins came out and challenged Lesnar to cash-in right now. Heyman then said that Rollins will have to wait, just like he had to wait 7 hours for his girlfriend to main event WrestleMania 35.

Rollins & Lesnar then push each other and this leads to Heyman teasing Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship and this leads to the WWE Champion coming out.

Kofi congratulated Lesnar on winning the MITB contract and said if Lesnar is planning on cashing-in tonight, then he should do it on him because he wants to prove that he’s a worthy WWE Champion.

Heyman says Lesnar is going to be hanging around backstage tonight and could strike anytime.

This was WWE’s way of having the viewers keep watching RAW for the next 2.5 hours and even gain viewers for a better TV viewership.

        
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