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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 16, 1994) – Heatwave 1994

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On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 16, 1994, ECW hosted “Heatwave 1994: The Battle for The Future” in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The debut edition and first ever annual Extreme Championship Wrestling Heatwave event saw 2 main events including a Heavyweight Title defense and a Barbed Wire Tag Team match.

Shane Douglas had to defend his ECW Heavyweight Championship (not yet considered a “World Title”!) against #1 contender “The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death–Defying Maniac” Sabu, while Old School NWA Legends & former NWA World Heavyeight Champions Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. wrestled Public Enemy in a brutal Barbed Wire match.

Here are the complete results from that night:

Axl Rotten & Ian Rotten def. Hack Meyers & Rockin’ Rebel

ECW Television Championship
Mikey Whipwreck def. Chad Austin via DQ

Tommy Dreamer def. Stevie Richards

Mr. Hughes def. Tommy Dreamer

Sabu & Tazmaniac def. The Pitbulls

Dueling canes match
The Sandman def. Tommy Cairo

ECW Heavyweight Championship
Shane Douglas def. Sabu via Countout

Barbed Wire match
Public Enemy def. Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk

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