• Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Alex Trebek celebrates his 80th birthday today.
Alex Trebek is well known as the host of the famous TV game show “Jeopardy!” since 1984.
At WWF WrestleMania VII in 1991, he appeared as a celebrity, who worked not only as an interviewer, but also as the special guest ring announcer for the main event between WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX TREBEK!
• The Most Bought Non-WrestleMania WWF PPV Took Place 19 Years Ago Today
On this day in Professional Wrestling history on July 22, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘Invasion’ LIVE on PPV from the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
This pay-per-view received 775,000 buys, a record for the most buys for a non-WrestleMania event.
It was also the first PPV to feature the infamous storyline of the WCW/ECW Alliance invading the WWF.
Below are the results:
– Edge and Christian def. Lance Storm & Mike Awesome
– Earl Hebner def. Nick Patrick
– The A.P.A. def. Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo
– Billy Kidman def. X-Pac
– Raven def. William Regal
– Chris Kanyon, Shawn Stasiak & Hugh Morrus def. Billy Gunn, The Big Show & Albert
– Tajiri def. Tazz.
– WWF Hardcore Championship: Rob Van Dam def. Jeff Hardy
– Bra and panties: Trish Stratus & Lita def. Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler
– Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno & The Dudley Boyz def. Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker & Kane
WATCH: Trish Stratus Strips: