18. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 13, 1996) – Heatwave 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 13, 1996, ECW hosted ‘Heatwave 1996’ in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 1996 edition of Extreme Championship Wrestling’s annual Heatwave event saw World Heavyweight Champion Raven compete in a 6-man Steel Cage main event, while TV Champion “Lionheart” Chris Jericho had to defend his title in a 4 corners match.
Sabu & Mikey Whipwreck were working twice that night, once together, challenging for the Tag Team titles and then later on in singles matches against different opponents.
Here’re the full results from the show:
The Gangstas fought Samoan Gangstas Party to a no contest
Mikey Whipwreck defeated Paul Lauria
ECW World Tag Team Championship
The Eliminators defeated Sabu & Mikey Whipwreck
The Dudley Brothers defeated The F.B.I.
Tarzan Goto defeated Axl Rotten
ECW World Television Championship
Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho, 2 Cold Scorpio & Pitbull #2
Sabu defeated Louie Spicolli
Steel Cage match
The Sandman, Terry Gordy and Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven, Brian Lee and Stevie Richards