• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 3, 1997) – WWF SummerSlam 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 3, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
This was the 10th annual SummerSlam pay-per-view the World Wrestling Federation aired since 1988.
Just like the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and Survivor Series, SummerSlam is an Old School WWF PPV that the WWE is still using today.
Here are the results:
– Steel Cage: Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– Goldust defeated Brian Pillman
– The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns
– WWF European Championship: The British Bulldog (c) defeated Ken Shamrock by DQ
– Los Boricuas defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Owen Hart
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Bret Hart defeated The Undertaker (c)
• The Rock Says He Quietly Retired From WWE
During a recent appearance on Live With Kelly And Ryan, Old School WWF Legend The Rock revealed that he quietly retired from WWE.
Below is what The People’s Champion said:
“I miss wrestling, I love wrestling. Yes, I do.
I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but there’s nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know.
Plus, I grew up in wrestling. For a lot of you guys that don’t know, my grandfather wrestled, my dad as well, my whole family. And I actually had my very first match ever in the WWF, was in Madison Square Garden and it was a big pay-per-view, and it was funny because I credit my time and my journey in pro wrestling to getting me to where I am at today.”
The Rock wrestled his last match in WWE in 2016 at WrestleMania 32, where he defeated Erick Rowan in an impromptu match in 6 seconds.
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