• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 17, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Crash Holly vs. Scoot Andrews
– Kaientai vs. Frank Kazarian & Keji Sakota
– Grandmaster Sexay vs. Essa Rios
• WWE’s New Plan For NXT TakeOver: Tampa & WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony
After announcing that WrestleMania 36 will take place at the WWE Performance Center on April 5th, WWE issued a statement to PWInsider that NXT TakeOver: Tampa and the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will no longer be taking place.
According to WWE French Commentator Pat Laprade, WWE is expected to do NXT TakeOver on Wednesday before WrestleMania 36 at the Performance Center itself. This would give a solid competition to AEW Dynamite in terms of viewership.
On the other hand, the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020 speeches are expected to take place during RAW and SmackDown.
WWE isn’t doing a lot in-ring wise on their ‘no live audience’ shows from the Performance Center.
Last week on SmackDown, WWE aired the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber match in full length. Then on last night’s RAW, the Men’s Royal Rumble 2020 match was shown in full length.
With the Hall of Fame speeches taking place on RAW and SmackDown, it would help WWE in filling by the 3 & 2 hours of RAW & SmackDown respectively.
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