• Roman Reigns Showed Fans The Middle Finger On Last Night’s SmackDown (Video)
In the opening match of last night’s SmackDown, Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Usos defeated SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio) and Edge.
Jey Uso pinned Rey by holding his tights. A brawl broke out after the match, which ended with Edge spearing Roman and applying the Crossface with lead pipe across his mouth, and Roman tapped!
When SmackDown went on a commercial break after this match, Reigns showed the middle finger to the fans on his way to the back.
You can watch it below:
• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (July 17, 1994) – WCW Bash at the Beach 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 17, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1994’ LIVE on PPV from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This was the 1st out of 7 annual Bash at the Beach pay-per-views the WCW aired from 1994 to 2000.
In the main event, Hulk Hogan, who made his in-ring WCW debut, faced Ric Flair for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
This was the first ever PPV match between the two, which turned Bash at the Beach 1994 into the most watched WCW pay-per-view at that time.
4 Titles were defended on the show, and 2 of them changed hands. Pretty Wonderful (Paul Roma & Paul Orndorff) defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan to become the new WCW World Tag Team Champions and Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to become the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
Hulk Hogan’s WrestleMania 1 tag team partner, Mr. T, was in Hogan’s corner for his first WCW match, while NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal was sitting in the crowd.
Wrestling Legend Antonio Inoki was also in attendance and received an award for his contributions to Pro-Wrestling.
Here are the results from that night:
WCW World Television Championship: Lord Steven Regal (c) defeated Johnny B. Badd
Big Van Vader defeated The Guardian Angel by DQ
Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson
WCW United States Heavyweight: Steve Austin (c) defeated Ricky Steamboat
WCW World Tag Team Championship: Pretty Wonderful defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan (c)
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair (c)