• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (May 19, 1996) – WCW Slamboree 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 19, 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Slamboree 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This was the last WCW pay-per-view before the Take Over invasion angle feat. The Outsiders Scott Hall & Kevin Nash started a week later. The rest is history.
This event featured the infamous “Lethal Lottery” tournament, that – as always – ended in a Battlebowl match.
Here are the results from that night:
“Lethal Lottery”: Road Warrior Animal & Booker T wrestled Road Warrior Hawk & Lex Luger to a double-countout
“Lethal Lottery”: The Public Enemy defeated Chris Benoit & The Taskmaster
“Lethal Lottery”: Rick Steiner & The Booty Man defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & Scott Steiner
“Lethal Lottery”: VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan defeated The Blue Bloods
“Lethal Lottery”: Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Disco Inferno & Alex Wright
“Lethal Lottery”: Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Meng & Hugh Morrus
“Lethal Lottery”: Fire & Ice defeated Big Bubba Rogers & Stevie Ray
“Lethal Lottery”: Ric Flair & Randy Savage defeated Arn Anderson & Eddie Guerrero
WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Dean Malenko (c) defeated Brad Armstrong
“Lethal Lottery”: Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan
“Lethal Lottery”: The Public Enemy defeated Ric Flair & Randy Savage
“Lethal Lottery”: Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Rick Steiner & The Booty Man
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Konnan (c) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger
Diamond Dallas Page won the Battlebowl match
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: The Giant (c) defeated Sting
On a funny side note, a Rematch of this 1996 WCW PPV’s main event happened 19 years later on WWE Monday Night RAW.
The highlights can be seen below:
• WWE Announces Main Event For Backlash 2020
After successfully defending his WWE Championship against Seth Rollins at Money In The Bank, Drew McIntyre will put his Title on the line against Bobby Lashley in the main event of Backlash 2020 pay-per-view on June 14th.
The All Mighty and his new manager, MVP, challenged McIntyre to a Title match last night on RAW, which has now been accepted by the Champion.
— WWE (@WWE) May 19, 2020
Below is what McIntyre & Lashley tweeted about it:
Oh YOU’RE putting ME on notice? Good.
This is the @fightbobby EVERYONE has wanted to see for two years now. You’re a dangerous man, but leave your marital issues at the door because if we’re going to do this, I want the very best version of Lashley. I’ll be waiting. https://t.co/tsSDA4OYqP
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) May 19, 2020
Did I stutter?
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) May 19, 2020
Below is the updated match-card for Backlash 2020:
– WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
– Edge vs. Randy Orton
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