• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 6, 1997) – WCW Spring Stampede 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 6, 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Spring Stampede 1997’ LIVE on PPV from the Tupelo Coliseum in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The Main Event of this pay-per-view featured the first ever DDP vs Macho Man match, the first of a series of classic matches between the two.
You can find the results of the event below:
Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Último Dragón
WCW Women’s Championship
Akira Hokuto (c) defeated Madusa
WCW World Television Championship
Prince Iaukea (c) defeated Lord Steven Regal
The Public Enemy defeated Steve McMichael & Jeff Jarrett
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Dean Malenko (c) wrestled Chris Benoit to a no contest
WCW World Tag Team Championship
Kevin Nash (c) defeated Rick Steiner
Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T and Stevie Ray
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Randy Savage
• WWE Changing Another Raw Star’s Name?
After the most recent name change of Apollo Crews to only Apollo, it looks like injured Raw Superstar Big Cass might be getting his name changed as well.
WWE has filed a trademark application for “Colin Cassady” (which is Big Cass’ old character) and this has begun speculation that Big Cass’ name might be getting changed.
There’s speculation going on that WWE might be doing this to disassociate him from his former tag team partner Enzo Amore (who was released from the company earlier this year after rape accusations).