• 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:
Road Warrior Animal & Booker T wrestled Road Warrior Hawk & Lex Luger to a double-countout
The Public Enemy def. Chris Benoit & The Taskmaster
Rick Steiner & The Booty Man def. Sgt. Craig Pittman & Scott Steiner
VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan def. The Blue Bloods
Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton def. Disco Inferno & Alex Wright
Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian def. Meng & Hugh Morrus
Fire and Ice def. Big Bubba Rogers & Stevie Ray
Ric Flair & Randy Savage def. Arn Anderson & Eddie Guerrero
WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Dean Malenko (c) def. Brad Armstrong
Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton def. VK Wallstreet & Jim Duggan
The Public Enemy def. Ric Flair & Randy Savage
Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian def. Rick Steiner & The Booty Man
WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
Konnan (c) def. Jushin Thunder Liger
Diamond Dallas Page won the Battlebowl match
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
The Giant (c) def. 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 Teases Big Segment For RAW
WWE is teasing a segment between RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax and “The Baddest Woman On The Planet” Ronda Rousey on the next episode of RAW. These two women are set to clash at Money In The Bank 2018 PPV and this is going to be Ronda’s first Title match in WWE.
Below is what WWE posted:
Nia Jax prepares to face The Baddest Woman on the Planet
“Last Monday morning at the NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City, Nia Jax chose Ronda Rousey to be her next challenger for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Rousey agreed to do battle at WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, June 17.
The encounter seemed amicable enough, but one has to wonder what’s going through the minds of The Irresistible Force and The Baddest Woman on the Planet as the bout approaches. Expect some fallout from last week’s challenge this Monday night.
Don’t miss Monday Night Raw live at 8/7 C on USA Network!”