• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 19, 1998) – WCW Spring Stampede 1998
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 19, 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘WCW Spring Stampede 1998’ LIVE on PPV from the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington.
This was the 3rd out of 5 Spring Stampede pay-per-view events that WCW aired between 1994 and 2000.
You can find the results of the event below:
– Goldberg defeated Perry Saturn
– Ultimo Dragón defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
– WCW World Television Championship: Booker T (c) defeated Chris Benoit
– Curt Hennig defeated The British Bulldog
– WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Chris Jericho (c) defeated Prince Iaukea
– Rick Steiner & Lex Luger defeated Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell
– Psychosis defeated La Parka
– Baseball Bat on a Pole: Hollywood Hogan & Kevin Nash defeated Roddy Piper & The Giant
– Raven’s Rules – WCW United States Heavyweight Championship: Raven defeated Diamond Dallas Page (c)
– No DQ – WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Savage defeated Sting (c)
• WWE Offered The Undertaker A Big Money Contract With New Stipulation
The Undertaker returned to WWE programming on the post-WrestleMania 35 edition of RAW and laid out Elias with a Chokeslam and a Tombstone Piledriver.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, The Undertaker thought his career in WWE was over last year and he started taking outside bookings and that’s when WWE interfered.
Below is what Meltzer said:
“Undertaker thought his career was over after the match in Australia [and Saudi Arabia] and started lining up outside paydays. After the Starrcast thing went public, Vince [McMahon] got mad and when things calmed down between the two, WWE made him an offer he couldn’t refuse financially and part of the contract was an agreement he could no longer do those type of dates.”
The Undertaker is now scheduled to face Elias at WWE’s next Saudi Arabia PPV in June.
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