• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 6, 1997) – WWF In Your House 16
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 6, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede’ LIVE on PPV from the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
It was the 16th edition of the In Your House pay-per-views that aired between 1995 and 1999.
Almost the entire Hart family was sitting in the crowd during the show and got into the ring to celebrate after the main event.
The results were:
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley wrestled Mankind to a double count-out
– The Great Sasuke defeated Taka Michinoku
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Undertaker (c) defeated Vader
– The Hart Foundation defeated Ken Shamrock, Goldust, The Legion of Doom & Stone Cold Steve Austin
• Original Plan For Legends Segment At WrestleMania 32 Revealed
During an appearance on Talk Is Jericho, former WWE Champion Batista talked about bugging Vince McMahon about wanting a retirement match with Triple H.
During the conversation, Batista revealed that he was originally pitched to be a part of the legends segment at WrestleMania 32 along with Stone Cold Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels.
Below is what Batista said:
“I kept bugging Vince for it. I actually bugged him about it, I saw him we were both having surgery. I had like a hamstring repair a few years back and he was down getting I think his knee repaired. I talked to him about it and he said he was gonna call and he never called and I ended up talking to Hunter later about it and I was a little upset, you know because I told him this match, what about this match at Mania?
He said, ‘Yeah we’re really starting to put some thought into it.’ Then I asked Hunter about it and he said Vince didn’t remember the conversation which is fair because he may have been on something because he just had surgery, but then there was another time before that when they were gonna do something on another pay-per-view when they had Stone Cold, Mick Foley, and Shawn Michaels come out and they may have done something with The New Day or I can’t remember what it was.
Originally it was supposed to be me and not Mick and I said, ‘I don’t think so man, that doesn’t sound like what I want.’ Hunter was there and I said, ‘When are we gonna start talking about me and Hunter at Mania?’ Again, Vince was like, ‘Yeah, yeah we’re thinking about it, we’ll talk about it’ they just never showed any interest in it.
So the SmackDown 1000 was when it started. Originally I wasn’t invited back to the SmackDown 1000. So I was asked about it on Twitter and I said, ‘Yeah, I wasn’t invited, shocker,’ so a couple of weeks before [the show] and the very next day after I tweeted that I got a call from guess who? [laughs]”