• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 28, 1998) – WWF King of the Ring 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 28, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘King of the Ring 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This was the 6th annual “King of the Ring” pay-per-view out of 10 that aired from 1993 till 2002.
Other King of the Ring tournaments that were held in 1985-1989, 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2015 happened either during House Shows or during weekly TV shows.
Here are the PPV results:
– The Headbangers & Taka Michinoku defeated Kaientai
– Semi-Final: Ken Shamrock defeated Jeff Jarrett
– Semi-Final: The Rock defeated Dan Severn
– Too Much defeated Al Snow & Head
– X-Pac defeated Owen Hart
– WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated The New Midnight Express
– Final: Ken Shamrock defeated The Rock
– Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker defeated Mankind
– First Blood – WWF Championship: Kane defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin (c)
• WWE & AEW Interested In Signing Impact Wrestling Champions
According to the Wrestling Observer, both WWE & AEW are interested in signing current Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champions LAX:
“LAX’s contract expires later this summer, which is a key one because their stock has been upped greatly over the past several months. There is interest from AEW and WWE for all the obvious reasons. AEW is big on the tag team division and WWE is big on signing everyone.”