• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 15, 1995) – Heatwave 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 15, 1995, ECW hosted “Heatwave 1995: Rage In The Cage!” in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 1996 edition of Extreme Championship Wrestling’s annual Heatwave event saw a total of 3 Main Events, including 2 Steel Cage matches at the end of the card and one World Heavyweight Championship match in the middle of the card.
ECW World Champion The Sandman defended his Title against Axl Rotten, while Stevie Richards faced Luna Vachon in a rare intergender steel cage match, plus the Gangstas and Public Enemy collided in the second cage match of the night, which was also the last match on the card.
Below are the results:
– Mikey Whipwreck def Mike Norman
– ECW World Tag Team Championship
Tony Stetson & Don E. Allen def Raven & Stevie Richards via countout
– Hack Meyers def Val Puccio
– The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer def Raven and The Dudley Brothers
– ECW World Heavyweight Championship
The Sandman def Axl Rotten
– Dean Malenko & 2 Cold Scorpio def Eddie Guerrero & Taz
– Steel Cage
Luna Vachon def Stevie Richards via submission
– Steel Cage
The Gangstas def The Public Enemy
• Daniel Bryan Signs A New Deal With WWE – Full Details About His New Deal Revealed
According to DirtySheets.Net, SmackDown Live Superstar Daniel Bryan has signed a new deal with WWE. This new deal is a 3 month extension which will allow Bryan to work the Super Show-Down event in Australia, another show in Saudi Arabia and Survivor Series 2018 PPV.
This new contract extension begins on September 1st and ends on December 1st. Negotiations regarding a long term deal are still going on.
Bryan and WWE have almost come to terms regarding a long term deal. While Bryan hasn’t been granted creative control (which he asked for as a part of his new deal), a ‘right to refusal’ clause has been agreed upon and a lighter schedule has also been granted.
Bryan already gave a hint regarding this during a recent interview. He recently spoke to The Business Times where he discussed his WWE Status and also revealed that the chances of him re-signing with WWE are high.
Below is what Bryan said:
“The wrestling world is an interesting world right now. But I love working with WWE, and my wife [Brie Bella] is a part of WWE and so there’s a good chance I’ll re-sign.
It’s weird. We actually don’t have many young guys on SmackDown. Most of them are in their 30s. Almost everyone with the exception of Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas are in their 30s and Andrade has been wresting since he was 15 years old. When you wrestle with people, you learn from wrestling with them and when you talk to people, you’re learning without specifically coming up to somebody and saying, ‘Hey, what do you think about this?’ Just within the process of wrestlers talking, we’re learning about each other’s ideas, about what we are doing, and doing matches with each other. I think everyone is constantly learning within our industry.”
Speaking of Bryan, he’ll team up with Old School WWF Legend Kane (together known as Team Hell No) to take on The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles tonight at Extreme Rules 2018 PPV.