• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 23, 2002) – WWE King of the Ring 2002
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 23, 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘King of the Ring 2002’ LIVE on PPV from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
This was the 10th and final annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view that aired since 1993.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2015 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
Here are the PPV results:
– KOTR semifinal: Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Jericho
– KOTR semifinal: Brock Lesnar defeated Test
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Jamie Noble defeated The Hurricane (c)
– Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero
– WWE Women’s Championship: Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus (c)
– Kurt Angle defeated Hulk Hogan
– KOTR final: Brock Lesnar defeated Rob Van Dam
– WWE Undisputed Championship: The Undertaker (c) defeated Triple H
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Undertaker & Goldberg Should Face Smaller Wrestlers
During a recent Q&A session on Facebook, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was asked if he’d ever come out of retirement and his thoughts on Undertaker vs. Goldberg.
Below is what Angle wrote:
“I don’t see any scenario that would force me to come out of retirement, I plan on staying retired. You need to give Goldberg and Undertaker credit for getting in there and doing what they did. Both are big guys and ‘power’ wrestlers.
I believe they both still have the ability to wrestle again if given the right opponents. I believe they both would have great matches with smaller wrestlers. Especially at their age. That’s my opinion.”