• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 30, 1998) – WWF SummerSlam 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 30, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Not only was the event’s Tagline “Highway to Hell”, that was also the name of the PPV theme song by AC/DC.
Here are the PPV results:
– WWF European Championship: D’Lo Brown (c) defeated Val Venis by DQ
– The Oddities defeated Kaientai
– Hair vs. Hair: X-Pac defeated Jeff Jarrett
– Edge & Sable defeated Jacqueline & Marc Mero
– Lion’s Den match: Ken Shamrock defeated Owen Hart
– No DQ – WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws defeated Mankind (c)
– Ladder Match – WWF Intercontinental Championship: Triple H defeated The Rock (c)
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) defeated The Undertaker
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• Major Update Regarding Stone Cold Steve Austin’s RAW Return
According to The Dirty Sheets, WWE officials have asked Austin if he would be open to getting attacked by “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt during this RAW appearance, similar to how The Fiend attacked other Hall of Famers like Mick Foley, Kurt Angle & Jerry Lawler.
While Austin hasn’t agreed to anything yet, WWE officials believe that he’s going to do it because he didn’t shoot down this idea immediately.
Below is what Dirty Sheets’ source revealed:
“This is big. Austin usually sh*ts on everything, however, this time he’s actually talking. Thus far, it is believed that Austin is okay with the idea, as he’s gone as far as discussing the idea.
He has even requested some offense if he goes ahead with it- which obviously isn’t going to be an issue for Bray.
While some may think it’s egotistical for Austin to ask for anything – while Foley and Angle willingly put Bray over – these people don’t understand how protective Austin is over his legacy.
Over the past 3 years, talks between the WWE and Austin have got nowhere near reaching a point where Austin has been willing to take a bump for anyone. So this is major progress.
Austin pretty much gave up on his in-ring return when the WWE squashed a WrestleMania 32 match with Brock Lesnar – a match that both guys desperately wanted.
Prior to this, the WWE also squashed a CM Punk vs. Austin match at WrestleMania 29, not wanting to over-spend on talent, with The Rock and Lesnar (on his original $5 million deal) already on board.
It is believed that Austin wanted both matches, and was also willing to look up at the lights for both.”
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