• Final WCW PPV Took Place 22 Years Ago Today
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on March 18, 2001, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Greed’ LIVE on PPV from the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
This was the final WCW pay-per-view, as the company was sold to Vince McMahon a couple of days later.
Below are the results from that night:
– Jason Jett defeated Kwee Wee
– Inaugural WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship: Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo defeated The Filthy Animals
– Shawn Stasiak defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
– Team Canada defeated Hugh Morrus & Konnan
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Shane Helms defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (c)
– WCW World Tag Team Championship: The Natural Born Thrillers (c) defeated Totally Buffed
– Ernest Miller defeated Kanyon
– WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Booker T defeated Rick Steiner (c)
– Dustin Rhodes & Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair & Jeff Jarrett
– Falls Count Anywhere – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Scott Steiner (c) defeated Diamond Dallas Page
WATCH: WCW Diva Major Gunns (Tylene Buck) Removes Her Clothes:
• Legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 97th birthday of legendary Old School Wrestling Announcer Lance Russell.
Lance Russel is well remembered as the voice of the Memphis Wrestling territory that during his career changed it’s name from NWA Mid-America to CWA Continental Wrestling Association and later on to USWA United States Wrestling Association.
Russel also worked for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1989 till 1993, as well as for Jim Cornette’s SMW Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1995.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 18, 1926 – October 3, 2017