• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 17, 1994) – WCW Spring Stampede 1994
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 17, 1994, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Spring Stampede 1994’ LIVE on PPV from the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, Illinois.
With a great card like that, this was actually one of the most underrated pay-per-views in WCW history.
The results can be found here:
Johnny B. Badd def. Diamond Dallas Page
WCW World Television Championship
Lord Steven Regal (c) wrestled Brian Pillman to a time limit draw
Chicago Street Fight
The Nasty Boys def. Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Steve Austin (c) def. The Great Muta via DQ
WCW International Heavyweight Championship
Sting def. Rick Rude (c)
Bunkhouse Buck def. Dustin Rhodes
Vader def. The Boss
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair (c) wrestled Ricky Steamboat to a double pin fall
• The Undertaker vs. Rusev Is Back On At Taker’s Request
As we noted last night, the casket match between The Undertaker & Rusev at the Greatest Royal Rumble is back on.
According to DirtySheets.Net, The Undertaker himself is responsible for the match being back on as he requested the WWE officials to do so.
This comes after Michelle McCool stood up for her husband when TMZ disrespected “The Deadman”.
TMZ interviewed Rusev & Lana to talk about Rusev’s upcoming Casket match with The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27th.
Rusev was obviously talking in character and talked about how he would retire The Undertaker.
However, TMZ posted the following headline on their website:
“RUSEV’S GONNA RETIRE UNDERTAKER… CRUSH His Old A$$!”
Rusev & Lana did talk about retiring The Undertaker and crushing him (which is what they do in their character), but TMZ ended up adding the “old a$$” part on their own.
Below is the interview:
This led to McCool tweeting the following:
Had to listen to see if “crush his old a$$” was ACTUALLY said! Guess some people are smarter than others…??? https://t.co/avOLWKORV8
— Michelle McCool (@McCoolMichelleL) April 12, 2018
This led to many fans thinking that McCool’s tweet led to Rusev being pulled from the match, but that wasn’t the case (as WWE officials themselves decided to do that).
So The Undertaker decided to get the match back on to get the blame off his wife.