• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 21, 1999) – WCW Mayhem 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 21, 1999, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Mayhem 1999’ LIVE on PPV from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This was the 1st out of only 2 annual ‘WCW Mayhem’ pay-per-views that aired in 1999 and 2000.
The tagline of the event was “The Night Of Champions”.
The results are here:
– Tournament semi-final: Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Jarrett
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Evan Karagias defeated Disco Inferno (c)
– WCW Hardcore Championship: Norman Smiley defeated Brian Knobbs
– Elimination: The Revolution defeated The Filthy Animals
– Retirement match: Buff Bagwell defeated Curt Hennig
– Tournament semi-final: Bret Hart defeated Sting
– Dog Collar: Vampiro defeated Berlyn
– Meng defeated Lex Luger
– WCW United States Heavyweight & World Television Championships: Scott Hall (c) defeated Booker T
– David Flair wrestled Kimberly Page to a no-contest
– “I Quit”: Goldberg defeated Sid Vicious
– Final – vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit
• Possible Bad News For Brock Lesnar
UFC President Dana White was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports and was asked if UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier’s fight against Brock Lesnar will be his last fight in the Octagon.
Dana then noted that Cormier vs. Lesnar isn’t decided yet and he wants to see a third fight between Cormier and Jon Jones, this time at Heavyweight.
“I’d obviously like to see Jones and Cormier fight again at heavyweight,” White said. “Cormier’s team wants him to retire now. They want him to retire right now. I hope we can get 3 more fights out of him.”
TMZ Sports later caught up with Paul Heyman and asked for this thoughts on this situation.
Below is what Heyman said:
“As long as Daniel Cormier has the balls to step into the Octagon and put the title up against Brock Lesnar and if UFC comes up with the money for Brock Lesnar, I don’t see anything that would keep Brock Lesnar from taking the fight.”
As we noted during our Survivor Series 2018 live coverage, Heyman teased that Lesnar is ready for a UFC return when he announced Lesnar at 265 lbs (the weight that Lesnar makes for a UFC fight).
Cormier has said in interviews that he plans on retiring from MMA on his 40th birthday, which is on March 20, 2019.
After retiring from MMA, Cormier might join WWE as a commentator. During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Cormier noted that WWE called him in for a tryout:
“WWE called me. They reached out to my assistant. It was WWE, not Fox. They called me about going to Orlando, Florida. I had a tentative date, but then I couldn’t make that date. Afterward, they asked me to go back but they were on tour or something for a month, and I was like, I want to do it with the entire commentary team.
I don’t want to do it with one guy here and one guy there because I wanted to see who I can mesh with, and they were like, okay let’s schedule it in November.
But then I took this fight (UFC 230) and then it got pushed back again. We will revisit this. I am going to Orlando to the Performance Center to do my gig to see how it works out.
I am very passionate about pro wrestling. I have watched it my whole life. You can YouTube my reaction to when Seth Rollins won the World Championship at WrestleMania 31. I am very passionate. It is what I like to do. Since I was a kid I liked watching wrestling and is a dream to be able to do something with them in the future.”