• WWE’s Original Plan For Survivor Series 2012 (Instead Of The Shield’s Debut)
The Shield debuted at Survivor Series 2012 to help CM Punk retain the WWE Championship in a Triple-Threat match against John Cena and Ryback.
On Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Punk recalled the event, and revealed that WWE had very different plans for who would protect him during the last few months of his WWE Championship reign.
Below is what he said:
“They were like we want to have some guys with you to protect you so you can be a chickensh*t heel, I was like ‘great’ and they said ‘Daniel Bryan and Big Show’.”
Punk suggested WWE that they should use “guys that nobody has seen before instead of guys who have already had this on-screen history who, for better or for worse, had already been beat by everybody, probably even me at that point.”
His suggestion was approved, and Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose showed up to help Punk.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 9, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 12: It’s Time’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Sycho Sid vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
2. Goldust vs. Bart Gunn
3. Jesse James vs. Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw
4. The Undertaker vs. Mankind