Episode 74: Survivor Series 2002


It goes without saying that 2002 was a crazy year for the WWE. In this episode we discuss the first brand split fizzling, the way the boys felt about it, who created Katie Vick, how the funeral segment was shot, the fallout from the angle, why they got rid of the Intercontinental title, the Lennox Lewis vs. Brock Lesnar PPV, Undertaker missing a PPV main event,



was Kevin Nash milking the quad injury, Stephanie discussing her sex life with Triple H on Howard Stern, Regal’s rep as an office stooge, Terry Taylor coming back in for the 917th time, heat with Test over not cutting his hair, how Nathan Jones got hired, what Vince thought of JR’s BBQ sauce, when the company knew Edge was a top guy, when Bret and Vince started talking again, Vince being “hot and cold” with Mick Foley, how and why the Scott Steiner deal came together, the issue Linda McMahon had with Hogan’s book, Hogan playing the WWE against AJPW in the middle of his book promotion, Jeff Hardy’s “passion” for wrestling, the biggest gate in MSG history, the rumored Lesnar-Hogan main event for Survivor Series, the heat between Brock and Big Show, what the office thought of Chyna and Waltman getting engaged, why the WWE website pulled down Austin’s merchandise, why they brought back the Big Gold Belt, who was for it and who was against it, why the company can’t say the letters “WWF” in some old footage on the Network, a newspaper’s behind the scene’s look at a day at RAW, embezzlement at the WWF New York Club, Shane’s role in the company, rumors that Shane and HHH don’t get along, a theory of why Raven didn’t get more of a push, HHH’s political power, whether or not Steiner was a locker room cancer, how was Shawn in the locker room after his return, the expectations that Jeff Hardy will jump off of stuff, Bruce teaches Conrad about vomitoriums, the craziest opener in Survivor Series history, what made Angle great in backstage skits,



why Kidman changed his look, how underrated Noble and Nidia were, who remembers the F-View camera angle, what kept the Lesnar/Show match short, one of the best matches you probably don’t remember, what kept Chavo from being World Champion, what Vince thought of Chris Nowinski, Matt Hardy Version 1, why Steiner came in as a babyface, the WWE’s relationship with Saliva, why Booker T had more success than other WCW transplants, Shawn’s gear and haircut, the original plan for Shawn’s return, RVD injuring HHH’s throat, whether or not there was heat after the injury, the creation of the cell, who thought of it, who made it, what did the boys think of it, and did the company plan for this to be permanent gimmick match going forward? PLUS details on our new poll for the 12/1 episode, a bonus offer to look at Bruce’s old booking sheets, plus more details about your NEW Thanksgiving Tradition!

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