• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 13, 1998) – WWF In Your House 26: Rock Bottom
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 13, 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF In Your House 26: Rock Bottom’ LIVE on PPV from the General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The main event had the stipulation, that if “Stone Cold” Steve Austin could beat The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match, he was going to be allowed as an entrant into the 1999 Royal Rumble match.
Below are the results:
D’Lo Brown & Mark Henry defeated The Godfather & Val Venis
The Headbangers defeated The Oddities
Steve Blackman defeated Owen Hart by count-out
The Brood defeated The J.O.B. Squad
“Strip Tease” match: Goldust defeated Jeff Jarrett by DQ
WWF Tag Team Championship: The New Age Outlaws (c) defeated The Corporation
WWF Championship: Mankind defeated The Rock (c)
Buried Alive: Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker
• WWE’s Plan For Royal Rumble 2020 Revealed
According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, NXT wrestlers are scheduled to get an opportunity to compete in the Royal Rumble match and get a Title match of their choosing at WrestleMania:
“The idea for the Royal Rumble and god only knows if things could change and they could change a lot more depending on if AEW is winning or losing at that point, but the plan was Royal Rumble men’s and women’s will be thirty spots. 10 spots going to RAW, 10 spots to SmackDown, 10 spots to NXT. That was the plan.”
So to build-up for the Royal Rumble PPV, WWE can once again use RAW/SmackDown wrestlers on NXT to increase the viewership for NXT in their ratings war against AEW Dynamite.
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