• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 1, 1995) – ECW Hardcore Heaven 1995
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 1, 1995, ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling held ‘Hardcore Heaven 1995’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This event is most remembered for the infamous Taipei Death match between kayfabe brothers Ian & Axl Rotten, as well as ECW World Champion The Sandman defending his Title against Cactus Jack.
Here are the results from the entire show:
– The Dudley Brothers defeated The Pitbulls
– Dino Sendoff & Don E. Allen fought Chad Austin & The Broad Street Bully
– Hack Meyers defeated Big Malley
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Taz
– ECW World Tag Team Championship: Raven & Stevie Richards defeated Tommy Dreamer & Luna Vachon
– Taipei Death match: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten
– ECW World Heavyweight Championship: The Sandman defeated Cactus Jack
– The Public Enemy defeated The Gangstas
• Ric Flair Denies AEW Double Or Nothing Rumor
There was a report that two time WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was originally scheduled to unveil the AEW World Title at AEW Double Or Nothing PPV, but the plans were dropped due to Flair recovering from a surgery.
The AEW World Title was then unveiled by another two time WWE Hall of Famer, “The Hitman” Bret Hart.
During a recent interview on WINCLY podcast, Flair was asked about this and he said the following:
“No. Absolutely not. I heard that too and I’ve never discussed that with anybody. I’m flattered that I was under consideration but I was never approached for that deal.”