• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (May 18, 1997) – WCW SLAMBOREE 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 18, 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Slamboree 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This was the 5th WCW Slamboree pay-per-view out of 8 that aired between 1993 and 2000.
It had the tagline “The Tradition Continues…”.
The results can be found here:
WCW World Television Championship: Lord Steven Regal defeated Ultimate Dragon (c)
Madusa defeated Luna Vachon
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Yuji Yasuraoka
Glacier defeated Mortis by DQ
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett
Death Match: Meng defeated Chris Benoit
The Steiner Brothers defeated Konnan and Hugh Morrus
Steve McMichael defeated Reggie White
Ric Flair, Roddy Piper & Kevin Greene defeated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Syxx
• Former WWE Wrestler Gone Missing
Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard has gone missing after getting caught in a strong rip tide at a beach.
TMZ reported that Gaspard and his son were part of a group of people at the Marina Del Rey beach who were caught in a strong rip tide yesterday around 4pm.
Lifeguards rushed to help the people, and Gaspard instructed them to help his son first. While his son was successfully rescued, Gaspard was crashed down by a larger wave which may have submerged him under water. He was searched until 7:30 p.m according to CBS, and now rescuers are hoping to find him on land in a surrounding area.
Gaspard is best known for his time in WWE as a part of Cryme Tyme alongside JTG.