• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (JULY 24, 2000) – BOOKER T DEFEATS GOLDBERG ON WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 24, 2000, WCW Monday Nitro aired from the Convocation Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During the main event of the show, Booker T defeated Goldberg to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Also on the show, WCW United States Champion Lance Storm defeated Big Vito to win the WCW Hardcore Championship. Below are the results from the show:
– “Title For Title” Match: WCW US Champion Lance Storm (c) def. WCW Hardcore Champion Big Vito (c) to win the Hardcore Title.
– Lt. Loco & Major Gunns def. David Flair & Miss Hancock
– Brian Adams & Bryan Clark vs. Jeff Jarrett ended in a No Contest.
– The Great Muta vs Vampiro ended in a No Contest.
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Goldberg def. Booker T (c). Match got restarted later in
the main event.
– Mike Awesome def. Shane Douglas
– 4-Way Tag “Caged Heat” Match: Chuck Palumbo, Corporal Cajun, General Rection, Mark Jindrak, Sean O’Haire & Shawn Stasiak def. Juventud Guerrera & Rey Misterio, Jr.
– WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match: Booker T (c) def. Goldberg to retain the Title.
Many fans falsely claim that Booker T defeated Goldberg “clean” here (just because the match had the stipulation of “Anything Goes”). But it was anything but a clean victory as Jeff Jarrett attacked Goldberg with a steel chair and then Ernest Miller attacked him as well. Only that way Booker T was able to win this match.
You can watch Booker T defeating Goldberg below:
• ORIGINAL FINISH PLAN FOR SUMMERSLAM 2018 MAIN EVENT BACK ON?
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns defeated Bobby Lashley in the main event of RAW to become the #1 contender for the Universal Championship and has now earned the right to face Brock Lesnar for the Title in the main event of SummerSlam 2018.
Reigns defeating Lashley clean in the #1 contenders match has now ruled out the rumors of WWE planning a triple threat match between Lesnar, Reigns and Lashley at SummerSlam 2018.
With Lesnar vs. Reigns IV being confirmed now, this brings us to the main point of this article – Is the original finish plan for the SummerSlam 2018 main event back on?
We noted last month (via the Dirty Sheets) that the plan for SummerSlam 2018 main event is Brock Lesnar defending the Universal Title against Roman Reigns. This leads to Reigns FINALLY defeating Lesnar to capture the Universal Title (and his 4th World Title overall). Braun Strowman would’ve then come out to cash-in his Money In The Bank contract and defeat Reigns to win the Universal Title.
Looking at how WWE is doing Lesnar vs. Reigns once again (as originally planned) and Dave Meltzer recently reporting that Strowman becoming the Universal Champion is almost a ‘lock’, it’s very much possible that the Universal Championship changes hands twice at SummerSlam 2018.