• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (FEBRUARY 23, 1997) – WCW SUPERBRAWL 7
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 23, 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW SuperBrawl VII’ LIVE on PPV from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.
This pay-per-view featured the Heel Turn of “The Macho Man” Randy Savage who joined the nWo New World Order in the process.
Here are the results from that night:
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Syxx defeated Dean Malenko (c)
Konnan, La Parka & Villano IV defeated Juventud Guerrera, Super Caló & Ciclope
WCW World Television Championship
Prince Iaukea (c) defeated Rey Mysterio, Jr.
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Buff Bagwell via DQ
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Chris Jericho
The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat and The Faces of Fear
Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael
San Francisco Death match
Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster
WCW World Tag Team Championship
Lex Luger & The Giant defeated The Outsiders (c)
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
Hollywood Hogan (c) defeated Roddy Piper
• Top WWE Star Turning Heel On Raw Soon
On this week’s episode of Raw, former WWE Champion Seth Rollins made history when he wrestled for 1 hour & 5 minutes in the 7 man Gauntlet match.
This is the longest time a wrestler has spent in a match in the 25 year history of Monday Night Raw. Rollins went on to defeat Roman Reigns & John Cena during his time in the match.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, this was done to build Rollins up as he’s going to have a significant role in the main event scene after WrestleMania 34. Another plan that is being discussed for Rollins is that he’s going to turn heel soon as there is a shortage of top heels on Raw.
After Rollins turns heel, WWE officials are planning to have him feud with “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship (Reigns is currently planned to win the Title at WrestleMania 34) with the storyline being that Rollins pinned Reigns prior to WrestleMania (during this week’s Gauntlet match).