DATELINE: FEB 26, 1997 – BERLIN, GERMANY
At a Monday Night RAW taping, The British Bulldog defeats Owen Hart in a tournament final to become the first-ever WWF European Champion.
Bulldog would hold the belt for 206 days, before losing it to Shawn Michaels at One Night Only in Birmingham, England, on September 20, 1997
The single-elimination bracket had included Flash Funk, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Bret Hart, Rocky Maivia, Mankind, and Vader. The episode aired on March 3 and was the last on credited as “Monday Night RAW”. The show would unveil its new look and the title, RAW is WAR, the very next week.