• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (February 1, 1997) – ECW Crossing the Line Again
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 1, 1997, ECW hosted ‘Crossing the Line Again’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This event included the Extreme Championship Wrestling debut of former SMW wrestler Lance Storm, as well as the announcement of their very first PPV later that year in April.
Below are the results:
Louie Spicolli defeated Mike Awesome
Lance Storm defeated Balls Mahoney
Big Stevie Cool defeated Ricky Morton
“Dr. Death” Steve Williams defeated Axl Rotten
ECW World Heavyweight Championship
Raven (c) defeated “Dr. Death” Steve Williams
The Sandman defeated D-Von Dudley
ECW World Tag Team Championship
The Eliminators (c) defeated Rob Van Dam and Sabu
Terry Funk defeated Tommy Rich
The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer defeated The Triple Threat
• Possible New Intercontinental Title Match For WrestleMania 34
It was previously reported how Braun Strowman was in line for an Intercontinental Title shot at WrestleMania 34, but it looks like that’s not the case anymore.
With Strowman possibly being involved in a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 34 with Ronda Rousey, WWE officials are discussing former Universal Champion Finn Balor facing The Miz for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 34.
With that being said, The Balor Club (Finn Balor, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) taking on The Miztourage (The Miz, Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas) in 6 man tag team matches might take place at upcoming WWE Live Event matches.
Finn Balor lost his opportunity to get a chance of main eventing WrestleMania 34 when he lost to John Cena in the main event of this week’s Raw. With that win, Cena qualified for the Men’s Elimination Chamber match – Winner of this match will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 34.