• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (July 4, 2002) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Vengeance 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Lance Storm vs. Rikishi
2. D-Von Dudley & Deacon Batista vs. Randy Orton & Val Venis
3. Edge & Hulk Hogan vs. Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo
4. Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
5. Bra & Panties Match: Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Keibler
6. The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle
• WWE Hall Of Famer Thought Undertaker’s Streak Was Going To Go Until He Retired
While speaking on The Jerry Lawler Show, WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler discussed Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania 30 and Taker’s Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Below are the highlights:
On The Undertaker’s winning streak ending at WrestleMania 30:
“Everybody has their opinion about the streak. My own personal opinion, and I said it to a lot of people, nothing against Brock in any kind of way, but I’ve never agreed with that. I never thought the streak should have been broken. Calling that match, I went out there, and never, ever expected that to happen.
I just thought the streak was going to go until The Undertaker retired, whenever he wanted to. You know the guy that they showed his picture a hundred times with his eyes as big as saucers? That’s the same look I had on my face when that three count went down. I was so totally shocked. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t think it was good. But, I mean, who’s to say ‘If he was going to lose, he couldn’t have lost to a better Superstar than Brock’. That made the most sense of anybody. The funny part of that question is, if he were going to lose. I would love to have been sitting around and be a part of how that conversation came up and who’s idea that was.”
On the Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36:
“I really enjoyed that and I think the way that match was put together, and the way the match was shot and filmed that I think that opened the door for, at least for me when I saw that, and realized how that was shot, Undertaker could have a match anytime he wanted to like this.
Just change the situation and not do it in a wrestling ring again. Change wherever the match is going to take place and he could be like Sylvester Stallone. He could keep coming back and coming back. The match would be like a movie, but yeah, it was still really good. I think most people bought that as being a fitting final match for The Undertaker.”
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