• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (June 24, 1996) – WCW PRIME
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Prime’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & segments, building storylines on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1996’ PPV.
The show was hosted by Dusty Rhodes & Chris Cruise.
Here’s the card:
1. Harlem Heat vs. Faces of Fear
2. Steven Regal vs. Cobra
3. Hulk Hogan Video Package
4. Hugh Morrus vs. Butch Long
5. Fire & Ice vs. Steiner Brothers
6. WCW Motorsports
7. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Bobby Walker
8. Prime Cut “Moo Match” of the Week: Lex Luger vs. Craig Pittman
• WWE Champion Kofi Kingston Achieves Major Milestone
WWE posted the following:
Kofi Kingston joins exclusive 1,500-day championship club
“Yet another milestone for Kofi Kingston (he does that a lot), as the WWE Champion has logged his 1,500th day as a titleholder to place him in truly rarified company.
Kingston — who’s also held the Intercontinental, United States and all four versions of the Tag Team Championship — is just one of five Superstars to accumulate 1,500 days as a titleholder in the post-WrestleMania era.
Although Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund racked up years-long reigns in their day, only four other Superstars have crossed the 1,500 mark since the institution of The Showcase of the Immortals: Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Triple H and The Miz.
No matter how you look at it, that’s an impressive group to be counted among: Two Hall of Famers, a 16-time World Champion, and a fellow Grand Slam Champion. Congratulations once again to your W. W. E. World. Heavy. Weight. Champion.”