HHH on Tonight’s WWE SmackDown, Ric Flair’s Birthday, Former WWE Star Talks Owen Hart Boxing Match
– In the video below, former WWE Superstar and announcer Raymond Rougeau talks about his 1996 boxing match at a WWE live event in Montreal against the late Owen Hart. Rougeau talks about how he retired before his only son was born but his son kept asking when he would get to see him in the ring. Rougeau was never interested in wrestling again but he was a boxing fan and originally approached Vince McMahon with the idea of boxing Shawn Michaels. Owen was suggested and Rougeau agreed, leading to their boxing match that was the main event of the first wrestling event at the Bell Center in Montreal.
– WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair turns 67 years old today while former WWE star Steve Lewington turns 33. Also, today would have been the 45th birthday of Sean O’Haire.
– WWE taped the following for tonight’s SmackDown:
* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H appears
* The League of Nations vs. Neville, Dolph Ziggler and The Lucha Dragons
* WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens vs. Big Show
* D-Von Dudley vs. Jimmy Uso
* Natalya vs. Becky Lynch
* R-Truth vs. Heath Slater
* AJ Styles, Chris Jericho and a partner vs. The New Day
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