• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 9, 1997) – WWF Survivor Series 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 9, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Survivor Series 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the Molson Centre at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The tagline of this pay-per-view was “Gang Rulz”.
The event most importantly featured the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’, that saw Vince McMahon screwing Bret “The Hitman” Hart in the main event.
Earl Hebner, who was in on Vince’s plans to take the belt of Bret Hart, ended the match when “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels had the Hitman in Bret’s very own submission finisher, The Sharpshooter.
When the bell rang, Bret knew right away that he was screwed and eventually knocked out McMahon in the locker room afterwards.
Here are the results:
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Godwinns & The New Age Outlaws defeated The Headbangers & The New Blackjacks
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Truth Commission defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse
– Survivor Series elimination match: The British Bulldog, Doug Furnas, Jim Neidhart & Phil Lafon defeated Goldust, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman & Vader
– Kane defeated Mankind
– Survivor Series elimination match: Ahmed Johnson, Ken Shamrock & The Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Owen Hart (c)
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart (c)
• CM Punk’s New Role In MMA Revealed
Former WWE wrestler CM Punk will now serve as a commentator in MMA promotion ‘Cage Fury Fighting Championships’.
Punk will debut as a commentator for this promotion on December 14 in Atlantic City at CFFC 71. This event will stream on the UFC Fight Pass.
Below is what Punk said about his new role:
“I can’t wait for this opportunity to call the CFFC fights on UFC Fight Pass. CFFC has a long history of putting on exciting fights featuring some of the sport’s up-and-coming athletes. This card is going to be a lot of fun, and I’m really excited to have the chance to be a part of it.”
Punk’s record in MMA is currently at 0-2. No word yet on if he plans to fight ever again.