• Mickie James Announces Her Return To The Ring
Former Women’s Champion Mickie James was released from her WWE contract this past April and is currently still under a 90-day non-compete clause.
There were rumors that she could actually go back to IMPACT Wrestling, but now she has announced that the NWA 73 PPV will feature her return to a professional wrestling ring.
Here’s the announcement:
— Ella Jay (@itsellajay) June 22, 2021
Mickie James is the real-life wife of current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis (fka Magnus in TNA).
Mickie is also scheduled to produce the first-ever all-women’s NWA PPV this year.
WATCH: Mickie James Kisses Melina:
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 25, 2000) – WWF King of the Ring 2000
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 25, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘King of the Ring 2000’ LIVE on PPV from the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
This was the 8th annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view out of 10 that aired from 1993 till 2002.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015 & 2019 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
Here are the PPV results:
– KOTR Quarter-Final match: Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit by DQ
– KOTR Quarter-Final match: Crash Holly defeated Bull Buchanan
– KOTR Quarter-Final match: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho
– Fatal-4-Way elimination – WWF Tag Team Championship: Edge & Christian defeated Too Cool (c), The Hardy Boyz and T & A
– KOTR Semi-Final match: Rikishi defeated Val Venis
– KOTR Semi-Final match: Kurt Angle defeated Crash Holly
– WWF Hardcore Championship: Pat Patterson (c) vs. Gerald Brisco ended when Crash Holly defeated Patterson
– Handicap tables Dumpster match: D-Generation X defeated The Dudley Boyz
– KOTR Final match: Kurt Angle defeated Rikishi
– WWF Championship: The Rock & The Brothers of Destruction defeated The McMahon-Helmsley Faction