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Another Former World Champion Added To Raw 25, One Of The Most Shocking Moments In Pro Wrestling Took Place 47 Years Ago Today

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 18, 1971) – A Shocking New World Champion

On this day in 1971, WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defended his title against “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff in the famous Madison Square Garden.

After Bruno held the belt for almost 8 years at that point, literally no one expected him to lose it that night, so when it did happen, it’s being said that the crowd was even more silent than the WrestleMania 30 crowd after Taker’s streak was broken.

You can watch the match below:

• Another Former World Champion Added To Raw 25

Former World Heavyweight Champion Christian has been added to next week’s Raw 25. It should be noted that Christian’s longtime tag team partner and WWE Hall of Famer Edge won’t be on the show as he’s out of the country.

Below is the list of Divas that are returning for Raw 25 next week:

– The Bella Twins

– Jacqueline

– Terri Runnels

– Torrie Wilson

– Maria Kanellis

– Michelle McCool

– Kelly Kelly

– Trish Stratus

Below is the complete list of male Old School names returning for Raw 25 next week:

– The Undertaker

– DX

– Jim Ross

– Jerry “The King” Lawler

– The Dudley Boyz

– Ric Flair

– Scott Hall

– Kevin Nash

– New Age Outlaws


– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

– Ted DiBiase Sr.

– The Godfather

– Brother Love

– Teddy Long

– The Boogeyman

– John Laurinaitis

– Sgt. Slaughter

– Eric Bischoff

– “Mean” Gene Okerlund

– Chris Jericho

– Brooklyn Brawler

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