• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 7, 1997) – ECW Wrestlepalooza 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 7, 1997, Extreme Championship Wrestling held ‘ECW Wrestlepalooza 1997’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This was the 2nd out of 4 “Wrestlepalooza” events held by ECW between 1995 and 2000, but only one of them (1998) actually made it to pay-per-view.
The results from that night:
– ECW World Television Championship: Shane Douglas (c) defeated Chris Chetti
– The Pitbulls defeated The F.B.I.
– #1 Contenders: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Sandman & Balls Mahoney
– ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Terry Funk (c) defeated Chris Candido
– Loser Leaves Town: Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven
– Sabu defeated Taz
– ECW World Television Championship: Taz defeated Shane Douglas (c)
– ECW World Tag Team Championship: The Eliminators (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz
• WWE Officials Reportedly Happy With NXT Wrestler Taking Shots At Brock Lesnar & Goldberg
As we have noted before, NXT wrestler Matt Riddle has mentioned multiple times in the past that he wants to retire Brock Lesnar and he recently stated that he’s going to ruin Brock Lesnar’s Money In The Bank cash-in.
Riddle (who is already blocked on Twitter by Goldberg) tweeted the following to take a shot at Goldberg’s wrestling skills:
I can’t wait to watch your match this Friday so I can see how good you are at wrestling 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Ck3Sz5JnMn
— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) June 5, 2019
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials are actually happy with Riddle doing this on Twitter:
“He is fine. They are happy. I don’t know that they have actually told him to do this, but they are not unhappy that he’s doing it and he’s not been told to stop and some people think he was told to do it. I don’t know if that’s really the case, he certainly hasn’t been told to stop and they’re not unhappy at all. I’ve heard they’re very happy actually.”