Tag: 1996

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JULY 8th: Rey Mysterio, Jr. wins...

The diminutive, young high-flyer from Mexico gets his first taste of WCW gold by defeating Dean Malenko on Monday Nitro

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JULY 7th: The New World Order...

In one of the biggest moments of all time, Hulk Hogan turns his back on WCW at Bash at the Beach, and reinvents himself as the leader of the New World Order

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 23rd: Stone Cold uncorks ‘Austin...

Steve Austin drops a line after winning the King of the Ring that would lay the groundwork on a path to superstardom

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 22nd: Sabu defeats RVD at...

Sabu hits an Arabian Facebuster to defeat Rob Van Dam at Hardcore Heaven '96, despite the fact that the ring had been broken earlier in the night

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MAY 11th: The Franchise acquires the...

At ECW A Matter of Respect '96, The Franchise Shane Douglas defeats 2 Cold Scorpio to become the new World Television Champion

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… FEB 17th: Pillman’s Poisonous Promo

1996 - Brian Pillman shocks everyone by popping up at ECW Cyberslam '96, and during a profanity-laced tirade, suddenly decides he has to go the bathroom

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 29th: Konnan strikes gold in...

1996 - On a taping of WCW Main Event, a very different looking Konnan defeats The One Man Gang for the United States Championship

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 22nd: The Brain works Blue

At WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII, Brian Pillman scampers to ringside to grab Bobby Heenan, and The Brain audibly voices his displeasure on live television

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… NOV 17th: Rocky Maivia makes his...

At Survivor Series, fresh-faced rookie Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson debuts in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name, Rocky Maivia

IN MEMORIAM: BRIAN PILLMAN

Celebrating the life of The Loose Cannon, who died on this day in 1997 at the age of 35