• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 17, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Crash Holly vs. Scoot Andrews
– Kaientai vs. Frank Kazarian & Keji Sakota
– Grandmaster Sexay vs. Essa Rios
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles Is Not A Filler Match At WrestleMania 35 – Says Orton Is Slowly Entering “Top 10 Of All Time”
As we noted before, WWE confirmed last week that Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles will take place at WrestleMania 35.
During a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry had the following to say about this match:
“This is one of those matches that people look at and go, ‘it’s not filler’. These are both stars, both guys have been champion multiple times and as much as we want to see Daniel Bryan and Kofi in the main event, we want to see what’s gonna happen with Charlotte, Becky, and Ronda as a main event, or Seth Rollins and Brock as a main event. AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton is a main event match! It’s a main event match, guys!
Randy Orton, in my opinion, he’s not on Mount Rushmore yet, but he’s slowly entering that top 15 or top 10 of all-time. He is that damn good and then AJ Styles, from the time he was an indie guy, worked his way up, worked down south, to now coming to the WWE.
He did everything at every level that there is to do and he has become an elite champion. Not just a champion, but one of the guy that can carry the load, and he has carried it for the last two years. So why wouldn’t this be in the conversation as a main event match at WrestleMania?”