• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 7, 2002) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X8’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Goldust vs. Rob Van Dam
2. Booker T vs. Tajiri
3. The Undertaker vs. Maven & Al Snow
4. Chris Jericho vs. Kane
5. Lita vs. Stacey Keibler
6. The Rock vs. Scott Hall
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• X-Pac Recalls King Kong Bundy Refusing To Tap Out To WWF Legend
During a recent edition of X-Pac 12360 podcast, soon to be WWE Hall Of Famer X-Pac recalled a story of King Kong Bundy (who recently passed away) refusing to tap out to Bret Hart.
Below is what X-Pac said:
“We weren’t like buddies or anything as matter of fact anything but…Like I was critical of Bundy like in his last run when he came to WWF…but King Kong Bundy when I was a kid was just like ‘Holy Sh*t.’
My first memory of King Kong Bundy was on TBS. And he was a member of Legion of Doom.I remember when he turned, Bundy turned babyface, he was over like a motherf***er as a babyface.
He was this big wide dude, it wasn’t like he has this huge humongous gut. He was just a massive human being. And funny story Bundy comes back in the mid 90s, when I am there. I am 1-2-3 Kid, Bret’s champ and their bringing him and they’re pushing him as a heel and trying to get him over.
We’re over in Germany, it was an obscure spot show and it was Bret vs. Bundy and Bundy didn’t want to tap out to the Sharpshooter, he told Bret, ‘I’ve never given up in my whole career. I don’t want to start now.’
Like he’s our f’n champ. [laughs] Rest in peace, King Kong Bundy.”