• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 17, 1999) – WCW Souled Out 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 17, 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘WCW Souled Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.
The main event saw Bill Goldberg getting his revenge when he wrestled the name who helped ending his streak, Scott Hall, in a stun-gun ladder match.
Here are the results:
– Chris Benoit defeated Mike Enos
– Norman Smiley defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
– Fit Finlay defeated Van Hammer
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Wrath
– Lex Luger defeated Konnan
– “Loser must wear a dress”: Chris Jericho defeated Perry Saturn
– 4-Way – WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Billy Kidman (c) defeated Rey Misterio Jr., Juventud Guerrera and Psychosis
– Ric Flair & David Flair defeated Curt Hennig and Barry Windham
– Stun Gun Ladder match: Goldberg defeated Scott Hall
• News On The Undertaker’s Next Match & WrestleMania 36 Status
The Undertaker is set to make his in-ring comeback at next month’s Saudi Arabia pay-per-view on February 27.
However, just like last year, The Undertaker is currently NOT scheduled to work WrestleMania 36.
This doesn’t come as a surprise at this point, as we have previously reported that WWE is planning to have The Undertaker wrestle at Saudi Arabia PPVs only, so that they can get more longevity out of him at his age.
The reason behind this move is that The Undertaker is a very important part of WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia (as Saudi Arabia officials like Old School Wrestlers and Undertaker is the #1 active Old School Legend in the business today), and this deal played a major role in Vince McMahon convincing Taker to come out of retirement after WrestleMania 33.
WWE makes more money from just one Saudi Arabia PPV than they do from WrestleMania. The fans might consider the Saudi Arabia PPVs as “glorified house shows”, but the financial stats show otherwise.
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