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WWE Title Holder Arrested For DUI, WWE Issues Statement

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 16, 2000) – Souled Out

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 16, 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘WCW Souled Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The originally booked and promoted main event of WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart defending his title against #1 contender Sid Vicious had to be canceled & changed, because Bret had to end his career a few days before the PPV.

Here are the results from that night:

Catch-as-Catch Can
Billy Kidman defeated Dean Malenko

Handicap match
Vampiro defeated David Flair & Crowbar

Big Vito & Johnny the Bull defeated The Harris Brothers

WCW Cruiserweight Championship
Oklahoma defeated Madusa (c)

4-Way – WCW Hardcore Championship
Brian Knobbs (c) defeated Fit Finlay, Norman Smiley and Meng

Bunkhouse Brawl
Billy Kidman defeated Perry Saturn

Booker T defeated Stevie Ray via DQ

Tank Abbott defeated Jerry Flynn

Last Man Standing
Buff Bagwell defeated Diamond Dallas Page

Caged Heat
The Wall defeated Billy Kidman

Hardcore Match
Kevin Nash defeated Terry Funk

WCW World Heavyweight Championship (vacant)
Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious

• WWE Title Holder Arrested For DUI, WWE Issues Statement

SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jey Uso was arrested earlier this week on January 14th for DUI in Hidalgo, Texas (WWE did a Live Event there). He was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

Below are the mugshot photos from his arrest:

WWE issued the following statement on this:

“Joshua Fatu is responsible for his own personal actions. We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials.”

The Usos are set to defend their SmackDown Tag Team Titles in a 2 out of 3 falls match against Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable at Royal Rumble 2018 PPV.

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