• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 4, 1998) – WWF Mayhem in Manchester
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 4, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation held an event called ‘Mayhem in Manchester’ at the NYNEX Arena in Manchester, England (UK).
The show was not broadcasted LIVE on television, but was later released on VHS in the United States and in the UK.
Here are the results:
Jeff Jarrett defeated Brakkus
Strap match: Henry & Phineas Godwinn defeated Skull & 8-Ball
Justin Bradshaw defeated Marc Mero
Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart defeated The Rock & D-Lo Brown
The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust defeated Cactus Jack
WWF Tag Team Championship: L.O.D. 2000 defeated The New Age Outlaws (c) by DQ
WWF Championship: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (c) defeated Triple H
The Undertaker defeated Kane
• WWE Threatening To Fire Employees If They Leak WrestleMania 36 Spoilers
WWE taped WrestleMania 36 last week and they filmed two finishes for each match (to make sure not everyone present at the tapings know about the results).
This week, the final broadcast for the show was edited with the correct finishes and the employees who were involved in the editing were told that they would be fired if the results for the show ended up getting leaked (as only they know the results at this point), according to Sports Illustrated:
“Leaking information is a fireable offense, Sports Illustrated has learned. Along with McMahon, Kevin Dunn, Paul Heyman and Bruce Prichard, there are only a finite number of people present for each filming session.
The majority of the agents are not present for the matches. The agents that are local to Florida include Adam Pearce, “Road Dogg” Jesse James, Jamie Noble, and Shawn Michaels—and they are the unlikeliest of candidates to leak match results.
Lead broadcaster Michael Cole gets no benefit from leaking results, nor do any of the other members of the broadcast team.”
Speaking of WrestleMania 36, Sports Illustrated also noted that Vince McMahon wanted to do WrestleMania from an empty Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
However, Florida official didn’t allow that to happen.
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