• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (June 9, 2005) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘ECW One Night Stand 2005’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Carlito Carribean Cool vs. Charlie Haas
– Paul London vs. Akio
– Booker T vs. Kurt Angle
– JBL vs. Chris Benoit
• WWF Legend Says He’d Like To Manage Roman Reigns
During a recent appearance on Pancakes and Powerslams Show, WWE Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat talked about who he would like to face in WWE if he returns for a match, who he’d like to manage & more.
Below are the highlights:
On if Vince McMahon ever wanted to make him the WWF Champion:
“No. Never had that discussion.”
On who he’d like to face in WWE if he were to return for a match:
“I’d like to work with Seth Rollins, and I’d put him over right in the middle.
When I was at the FCW training school and he was there. He already had a number of years under him, but still bringing up psychological or psychology about a match in the ring, when you’d do it, why you’d do it, why it works better to do it in the beginning and don’t do it at the end and vice versa and all that. He was the guy that you’d could see it in his eyes that lightbulbs are clicking on and not giving you the ‘dear in the highlights’ look. He gets it.”
On who he’d like to manage in WWE:
“Me being in a managerial position has never crossed my mind. Even in the twilight of my career. You know, a lot of guys spin off from being an active wrestler to be a manager, right? 20 years of wrestling and now they segue into managing.
If I was ever to do anything in that position, I’m going to throw out a guy’s name that he’s 50/50 with the fans, almost like the way John [Cena was]… and it’s only because I really like the guy as a man and maybe a lot of fans don’t see behind the scenes, and that’s Roman Reigns.”