• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 23, 1997) – WWF WrestleMania 13
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on March 23, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WrestleMania 13’ LIVE on PPV from the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
This was the 13th annual WrestleMania event with the inaugural WrestleMania happening in 1985. Even nowadays WrestleMania is still by far the biggest professional wrestling event on the planet each year.
Here are the PPV results:
– 4-way elimination – #1 contenders: The Headbangers defeated Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon, The Godwinns and The New Blackjacks
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Rocky Maivia (c) defeated The Sultan
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Goldust
– WWF Tag Team Championship: Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (c) wrestled Mankind & Vader to a double-countout
– Submission match: Bret Hart defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin
– Chicago Street Fight: Ahmed Johnson & The Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination
– No DQ – WWF World Heavyweight Championship: The Undertaker defeated Sycho Sid (c)
• The Rock Reveals The Real Reason Why WWF Booked The “Beer Bath” Segment With Stone Cold In 1999
Yesterday marked the 20 year anniversary of the “Beer Bath” segment from WWF RAW Is WAR on the road to WrestleMania XV.
During this segment, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin gave a beer bath to The Corporation. You can watch it below:
Old School WWF Legend The Rock, who was the WWF Champion during this segment, revealed on Twitter that Austin was dealing with a broken neck during this time, so they had to keep the physicality level down and save it for their WrestleMania XV main event. That’s why the WWF officials decided to book the “Beer Bath”.
My tough SOB brother @steveaustinBSR was operating here with a legit broken neck so we had to be creative with keeping our physicality to a minimum until our big WrestlemMania match.
The result was one of the most entertaining segments to ever take place on LIVE TV. ?? https://t.co/oiSdm0MIOI
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 22, 2019