• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 18, 1996) – WWF SummerSlam 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 18, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
This marks the event, where legendary manager Paul Bearer turned on The Undertaker after managing him for almost 6 years. They did eventually bury the hatchet 2 and a half years later.
Here are the results:
– Free For All
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Yokozuna
– Owen Hart defeated Savio Vega
– Four-way elimination – WWF Tag Team Championship
The Smoking Gunns (c) defeated The New Rockers, The Godwinns and The Bodydonnas
– Sycho Sid defeated The British Bulldog
– Goldust defeated Marc Mero
– Jerry Lawler defeated Jake Roberts
– Boiler Room Brawl
Mankind defeated The Undertaker
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) defeated Vader
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• First Ever Champion Being Crowned At WWE Evolution PPV
The historic first ever all-women’s pay-per-view “WWE Evolution” is just a few months away. WWE confirmed that all championships of the women’s division will be defended at the event.
WWE also confirmed an NXT UK Brand where men, women and tag teams will compete. Now this obviously means that all the divisions on the brand will have their respective championships as well.
According to PWInsider, there were advertisements locally in the New York City area that advertised that the NXT UK Women’s Championship would be decided at the October 28th WWE Evolution PPV.
WWE hasn’t introduced the title on TV yet but there were reports that it is almost done. It is likely that the title will be introduced before the event and the first ever NXT UK Women’s Champion may be crowned at the event.