• 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 Nixed Plans For A Title Match At Money In The Bank 2019
According to PWInsider, WWE was planning to add The IIconics vs. Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to the Money In The Bank 2019 Kickoff show, but eventually nixed that plan.
As of this writing, WWE has announced 11 matches for tonight’s PPV and you can check out the match-card below:
– Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles
– WWE Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens
– Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Drew McIntyre, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Ricochet, Randy Orton, Andrade, Finn Balor & Ali
– Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Nikki Cross, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Natalya, Carmella, Ember Moon, Mandy Rose & Bayley
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans
– Steel Cage Match: Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
– United States Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
– Roman Reigns vs. Elias
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari
– SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. The Usos