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RAW Star’s Title Win Cancelled Due To Roman Reigns’ Departure

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• On This Day In WWF History (November 30, 1997) – November To Remember 1997

On this day in Old School Pro Wrestling history on November 30, 1997, ECW aired their annual November To Remember PPV LIVE from the Golden Dome in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

2,000 People in attendance that night witnessed some of the greatest names in Extreme Championship Wrestling history, including the likes of Sabu, Rob Van Dam, The Sandman, Bam Bam Bigelow, Tommy Dreamer, Taz and Shane Douglas.

When Wrestling (and even Hardcore Wrestling) was still AWESOME …

Here are the results:

– Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Tommy Rogers & Jerry Lynn

– Mikey Whipwreck defeated Justin Credible

– ECW World TV Championship: Taz (c) defeated Pitbull #2

– 4 Way – ECW World Tag Team Championship: The F.B.I. defeated The Dudley Boyz, The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks & The Gangstanators

– Flag match: Rob Van Dam defeated Tommy Dreamer

– Tables & Ladders: Sabu defeated The Sandman

– ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Shane Douglas defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (c)

• RAW Star’s Title Win Cancelled Due To Roman Reigns’ Departure

According to WrestleVotes, the original plan for Dean Ambrose’s heel turn was for him to cost Seth Rollins the Intercontinental Championship during a Title defense against Elias.

Elias was set to have a run with the Intercontinental Championship, but the plans got cancelled due to Roman Reigns’ departure.

Elias turned babyface on the same episode of RAW where Reigns announced his departure due to Leukemia. It was also on this episode of RAW that Ambrose turned heel.

So with a top babyface leaving and another top babyface turning heel, Elias was turned babyface to fill the void and his planned heel Intercontinental Title run was cancelled.

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