• Jim Ross Gives A Major Update On His AEW Status
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross has been doing Commentary on AEW programming since the promotion started in 2019.
JR’s contract was set to expire this year, but he has singed an extension.
During a recent episode of his podcast, Good Ol’ JR revealed the length of his AEW contract extension:
“I signed an extension with AEW not too long ago. I appreciate Tony Khan’s confidence and his willingness to keep me on the team and contribute.
We’re not going to go for a long time, but I think I signed for about a year and a half, something like that to stay in the position I’m in.
I’m really pleased at 70 I still have a future and at 70 I’m still loving what I do.”
WATCH: AEW Star Paige VanZant Completely Exposes Her Buns:
• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (May 19, 1996) – WCW Slamboree 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 19, 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Slamboree 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This was the last WCW pay-per-view before the Take Over invasion angle feat. The Outsiders Scott Hall & Kevin Nash started a week later. The rest is history.
This event featured the infamous “Lethal Lottery” tournament, that – as always – ended in a Battlebowl match.
Here are the results from that night:
“Lethal Lottery”: Road Warrior Animal & Booker T wrestled Road Warrior Hawk & Lex Luger to a double-countout
“Lethal Lottery”: The Public Enemy defeated Chris Benoit & The Taskmaster
“Lethal Lottery”: Rick Steiner & The Booty Man defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & Scott Steiner
“Lethal Lottery”: VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan defeated The Blue Bloods
“Lethal Lottery”: Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Disco Inferno & Alex Wright
“Lethal Lottery”: Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Meng & Hugh Morrus
“Lethal Lottery”: Fire & Ice defeated Big Bubba Rogers & Stevie Ray
“Lethal Lottery”: Ric Flair & Randy Savage defeated Arn Anderson & Eddie Guerrero
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) defeated Brad Armstrong
“Lethal Lottery”: Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan
“Lethal Lottery”: The Public Enemy defeated Ric Flair & Randy Savage
“Lethal Lottery”: Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Rick Steiner & The Booty Man
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Konnan (c) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger
Diamond Dallas Page won the Battlebowl match
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: The Giant (c) defeated Sting
On a funny side note, a Rematch of this 1996 WCW PPV’s main event happened 19 years later on WWE Monday Night RAW.
The highlights can be seen below:
Both are currently working for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling.