• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 11, 2002) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X8’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. RVD & Hardy Boyz vs. William Regal & Dudley Boyz
2. Test vs. Rikishi
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Al Snow vs. Goldust
4. Booker T & Kurt Angle vs. Edge & The Big Show
5. Christian vs. Billy
6. Jazz & Stacy Keibler vs. Lita & Trish Stratus
7. Handicap Match: The nWo (Hulk Hogan & Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) vs. Steve Austin & The Rock
• WWE’s Main Goal Behind Ronda Rousey Breaking Kayfabe Revealed
The Wrestling word is buzzing about Ronda Rousey breaking kayfabe and that’s exactly what WWE officials wanted with this worked shoot promo.
However, creating a buzz within the Wrestling World wasn’t the main goal of this angle.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE’s main goal with this shoot promo was to create a buzz outside of the Wrestling World and they have succeeded in doing so as this angle is being covered by mainstream media, MMA media, etc.
WWE officials wanted to do this controversial angle with Rousey because Rousey is a mainstream figure and even non-WWE fans know who she is and they felt it’s the right thing to do to get the maximum publicity possible for the first-ever Women’s WrestleMania main event.
WATCH: Ronda Rousey Tells A Fan To Suck It: