• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 1, 2001) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Riverside Complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and featured matches, interviews & segments, on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Hurricane Helms vs. Spike Dudley
2. Booker T, Test & Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho, The Undertaker & Kane
3. Handicap Tables Match: The Rock vs. The Dudley Boyz
4. Tazz & Stacy Keibler vs. Tajiri & Torrie Wilson
5. William Regal vs. Lance Storm
6. Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon
• WWE Tried To Scare Brandi & Cody Rhodes When They Decided To Leave
As we noted earlier, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes was asked about Triple H’s reaction to his WWE departure during a recent interview with Bleacher Report and below is what Cody said:
“Hunter [Triple H] took it very personally because he had done so much for my dad at NXT.
There was one conversation where he said, ‘I’m shocked that you feel this way after everything I’ve done for your family.’ But I told him, ‘I’m not my dad. I can’t stay here out of loyalty to you for giving my dad a job in 2005. I get it, and the little boy in me really appreciates what you did for my dad. But I’m not him. He’s not here anymore. I’ve got to be me.’
I think Hunter, he’s been in wrestling long enough that he knew, ‘Oh, this is a real one. He’s not asking for more money. He’s not asking for a title shot. Nothing would matter at this point.’
I let the burn get too bad before I said anything, if that makes any sense.”
Also during this interview, Brandi Rhodes (former WWE ring announcer and Cody’s wife) revealed that WWE tried to scare them when they decided to leave:
“They made an offer. I said, ‘Thank you so much. I really appreciate you wanting to keep me here. But it’s just not in my heart. I’m not going to be able to do what I want to do here.’
And he said, ‘Well, this is what we’re going to do. We’re going to go ahead and pay you through the end of your contract. You’ll see real quick that money is going to go fast.’
They were trying to scare us. Thank God we didn’t listen.”
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