• WWE Is Planning A ‘Passing Of The Torch’ Moment With Brock Lesnar At A Future WrestleMania
WWE recently announced the signing of Olympic Gold Medallist Gable Steveson.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE Officials are planning to bring Gable up to the main roster in May 2022 and have him face Brock Lesnar at a future WrestleMania event:
“They are big behind him for a lot of reasons, but it doesn’t mean he’s going to be a success, either. I mean, it’s like he’s going to have the microscope on him and he’s gonna be up [on the WWE main roster] too soon, for sure.
He’s gonna be in matches too soon as far as to be a good worker, because they’re gonna try to capitalize on it although I think he goes full-time in May 2022 and, you know at that point they’re gonna be grooming him to the top spots, and they signed him to a deal that pretty much wants him there.
It’s already been teased and talked about that (Brock) Lesnar would eventually wrestle him in a passing-of-the-torch type moment at a WrestleMania.”
Gable said the following about Lesnar during his appearance on The MMA Hour:
“I was scared as hell of him. Dude came up and he’s about 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4, he’s put together and he was actually ripped. I was like, he’s bigger than I thought, this was the first time I’d seen him in person.
But honestly, it’s cool to have that mentor, that role model in my life, and have him do everything that I want to do in such a dominating fashion, it’s cool because he can tell me how he did it and things I can do better.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 13, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was LIVE from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Luna vs. Jeff Jarrett
2. Strap Match: D-Von Dudley vs. Faarooq
3. Test vs. Joey Abs
4. The Godfather vs. Chaz
5. Steel Cage Match: Chris Jericho vs. Gotch Gracie
6. No.1 Contenders – Five Way Free For All Match: Kane vs. Mankind vs. The Big Show vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker
7. D’Lo Brown & Val Venis vs. Mark Henry & Steve Blackman
8. WWF World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Steve Austin