• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 15, 1996) – WWF In Your House 12: It’s Time
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 15, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 12: It’s Time’ LIVE on PPV from the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The main event of this pay-per-view event saw Bret “The Hitman” Hart, who returned from his hiatus a month earlier at Survivor Series, challenging WWF World Heavyweight Champion “Sycho” Sid for the belt.
– Flash Funk def. Leif Cassidy
– WWF Tag Team Championship: Owen Hart and the British Bulldog (c) def. Fake Diesel & Fake Razor Ramon
– WWF Intercontinental Championship: Marc Mero def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) via countout
– Armageddon Rules: The Undertaker def. The Executioner
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Sycho Sid (c) def. Bret Hart
• WrestleMania 2 Competitor Passes Away
NFL Legend Bill Fralic passed away yesterday at the age of 56.
He was an All-Pro linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons from 1985 till 1992.
In 1986, Bill Fralic was one of the NFL players who competed in the 20-man battle royal at WrestleMania 2, that was won by Andre The Giant.
Almost 7 years later in the summer of 1993, Bill returned to WWF TV, when he participated in the ‘Stars and Stripes Challenge’ aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, attempting to bodyslam the 550 lbs WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna.
He died following a long battle with cancer.
REST IN PEACE BILL FRALIC
(October 31, 1962 – December 14, 2018)