• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 3, 1997) – SummerSlam 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 3, 1997, WWF SummerSlam 1997 PPV aired from the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. At this PPV, Stone Cold Steve Austin broke his neck during his match with Owen Hart, but still managed to win the match and become the new Intercontinental Champion.
In the main event of the show, Bret Hart defeated The Undertaker to win the WWF Championship. Shawn Michaels was the special guest referee for this bout and smashed The Undertaker with a Steel Chair during the ending moments of the match and Bret took advantage of this to win the match. Below are the results from the PPV:
– Steel Cage Match: Mankind def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– Goldust def. Brian Pillman
– The Legion of Doom def. The Godwinns
– WWF European Championship Match: The British Bulldog (c) def. Ken Shamrock via DQ to retain the Title.
– Los Boricuas (Savio Vega, Miguel Pérez Jr., Jose Estrada Jr., and Jesús Castillo) def. The Disciples of Apocalypse (Crush, Chainz, 8-Ball, and Skull)
– WWF Intercontinental Championship Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart (c) to win the Title.
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship Match With Shawn Michaels As Special Guest Referee: Bret Hart def. The Undertaker (c) to win the Title.
You can watch the highlights from SummerSlam 1997 below:
• RAW Star De-Pushed After Having Poor Feud With Roman Reigns
According to the Dirty Sheets, former WWE Champion and current RAW Superstar “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal has been de-pushed after having a poor feud with “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns.
Reigns & Mahal faced each other in a match at Money In The Bank 2018 PPV and Reigns picked up the win.
During a post-Money In The Bank PPV meeting, WWE officials weren’t happy with the match not turning out the way to wanted it to be and blamed Mahal for it.
Mahal got blamed for not being a believable threat to Roman Reigns and that he failed to establish himself as a top heel despite the company putting the WWE Championship on him for 170 days.
This is the reason why Mahal (who last year won the WWE Championship and then won the United States Championship earlier this year at WrestleMania 34) hasn’t been involved in any meaningful feud as of late.
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