• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 13, 1998) – WCW Fall Brawl 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 13, 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the ‘Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum’ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The War Games Main Event had 3 teams instead of the usual 2, as it featured Team nWo Hollywood versus Team nWo Wolfpac versus Team WCW.
Davey Boy Smith hurt his back in the opening match, when he took a bump on a trap door, that was there for The Ultimate Warrior’s secret entrance in the main event, but everyone forgot to tell the Davey Boy & the other wrestlers in that match about the situation.
This injury led to a severe pain killer addiction, which eventually played a role in his death in 2002.
The results are here:
– The British Bulldog & Jim Neidhart defeated The Dancing Fools
– WCW World Television Championship: Chris Jericho (c) defeated “Goldberg” (impersonator)
– Ernest Miller defeated Norman Smiley
– Rick Steiner wrestled Scott Steiner to a no-contest
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Juventud Guerrera (c) defeated Silver King
– Raven’s Rules: Saturn defeated Raven match
– Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig via DQ
– Konnan defeated Scott Hall
– WarGames: Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper & The Warrior defeated Hollywood Hogan, Bret Hart & Stevie Ray, and Kevin Nash, Sting & Lex Luger
• Former WWE Champion Reacts To Not Getting Invited For SmackDown 1000
A fan posted on Twitter that he bought tickets for next month’s historic 1000th episode of SmackDown (SmackDown 1000 on October 16) and hopes that former WWE Champion Batista is a part of the show.
This led to “The Animal” noting that WWE hasn’t invited him and he isn’t surprised either:
Surprise surprise!! I wasn’t invited! And it’s in my hometown.! 😳.. guess by now I shouldn’t be shocked anymore. https://t.co/r1NwUNlRnf
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 13, 2018
Batista has made it clear on multiple occasions now that he would like to return to WWE for one final run.
During a recent interview with Whatculture, Batista was asked about his future in Pro Wrestling and if he wants to return to WWE.
Below is what Batista said:
“It would have to be a few different things and I have to say it’s something I think about daily. I love it. I have a passion for wrestling. I feel like in the core of me that’s just who I am. I’m a physical performer and I miss it every day.
But I think 1) it would have to be the right time 2) it would have to be the right opponent.
That’s pretty much it. It would just have to make sense and then you know the last time I went back was with really good intentions and I felt I wasn’t delivered what I was promised and that’s just creatively.
It would have to make sense when it comes to timing because not only would I have to be free but you also have to factor in there’s a risk that I would be injured and if I would be injured then I would need time to rehabilitate myself so I always have to factor those things in.”