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Incident That Played A Role In British Bulldog’s Death Took Place 22 Years Ago Today

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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.

“British Bulldog” 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 Davey Boy & the other wrestlers in that match about the situation.

You can watch it below:

This injury led to a severe pain killer addiction, which eventually played a role in his death in 2002.

Below are the PPV results:

– 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

– Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig by 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

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