• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 20, 1997) – WWF In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 20, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker’ LIVE on PPV from the Rochester Community War Memorial in Rochester, New York.
This was the 14th out of the 28 WWF In Your House pay-per-views, that aired between 1995 and 1999.
Below are the results:
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Legion of Doom defeated Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (c) by DQ
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Savio Vega defeated Rocky Maivia (c) by count-out
– Jesse James defeated Rockabilly
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Undertaker (c) defeated Mankind
– #1 Contender Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Bret Hart by DQ
• Old School WWF Referee Passes Away
We are saddened to learn that Old School WWF referee Jack Lotz has passed away at the age of 86.
The Korean war veteran was a professional wrestling referee for many years, most importantly working for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation and later also for the World Wrestling Federation, even after Vince Jr. had taken over the company.
Some of you will remember him as the referee of the Hulk Hogan vs. Iron Sheik match, as well as the WrestleMania 2 (worked) Boxing match between “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Mr. T.
After his career as a wrestling referee was over, Jack Lotz appeared in a few episodes of the famous TV series “The Sopranos”.
We extend our condolences to Lotz’s family, friends and fans.
REST IN PEACE JACK LOTZ