• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 23, 1996) – WWF King of the Ring 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 23, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘King of the Ring 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the MECCA Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This was the 4th annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view out of 10 that aired from 1993 till 2002.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2015 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
Here are the PPV results:
– KOTR Semi-final: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Marc Mero
– KOTR Semi-final: Jake Roberts defeated Vader by DQ
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The Smoking Gunns (c) defeated The Godwinns
– The Ultimate Warrior defeated Jerry Lawler
– Mankind defeated The Undertaker
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Ahmed Johnson defeated Goldust (c)
– KOTR Final: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Jake Roberts
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels (c) defeated The British Bulldog
• Spoiler Regarding Upcoming Plan For WWE 24/7 Title
According to WrestlingNewsCo, WWE officials want a woman to win the WWE 24/7 Title and Carmella is the leading candidate for this.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Carmella will turn heel on R-Truth, but she is going to end up becoming the 24/7 Champion soon.
Speaking of the 24/7 Title, R-Truth is getting so much time on WWE TV with this Title because Vince McMahon trusts him to pull off anything that WWE creative comes up for him:
“Vince loves Ron. Everyone loves Ron but Vince really loves the guy because he is up for everything. Sometimes Vince can tell when someone is not into what they are doing because it’s silly or whatever. You never see that with Ron and Vince loves that. I think Ron will have a job for life here if he wants it.
Remember little Jimmy? Vince loved that stuff. He would laugh so hard at that stuff.”