October 17th: WWF No Mercy 1999

Source: PWInsider



1961 – Jackie Fargo & Lester Welch defeat Great Mephisto & Dante to win the Southern Tag Team Title in Nashville, Tennessee.

1961 – Mr. M defeats Hard Boiled Haggerty in Minneapolis, Minnesota to win the AWA United States Heavyweight Title. He would be the final champion, as the title was abandoned a few months later.

1982 – Bret Hart defeats Bad News Allen (later Bad News Brown in WWF) to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title for the fifth time in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1982 – Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff in Toronto, Canada to win the NWA Television Title.

1985 – Sherri Martel defeats Candi Devine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to win the AWA Women’s World Title for the second time.

1988 – Forbes Magazine reports that the World Wrestling Federation (then a privately owned company) was worth $100 million. At the same time, word begins to circulate that Ted Turner would be purchasing Jim Crockett Promotions, a purchase that will be completed the following month, when Turner purchases the company and renames it World Championship Wrestling.

1991 – Tatsumi Fujinami & Big Van Vader defeat Riki Choshu & Masa Saito to win the Super Grade Tag League tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

1992 – Todd Champion defeats Butch Reed for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title in Cleveland, Ohio.

1999 – WWF held their No Mercy Pay-per-view at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Here are the results:
– The Godfather defeated Mideon after hitting the Ho Train.
– The Fabulous Moolah defeated Ivory to win the WWF Women’s Title and become a seven time Women’s Champion.
– Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated The New Age Outlaws via disqualification.
– Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett in a Good Housekeeping match to win the Intercontinental Title. The rules of the match stated that household objects could be used in the match. Jarrett beat Chyna after hitting her with the Intercontinental Title belt, but the match was ordered to continue, since the belt was not considered a household object. The match was restarted, and Chyna defeated Jarrett after hitting him with a guitar. This was Jarrett’s final WWF match, as his contract had already expired, and he was heading to WCW. WWF and Jarrett came to an agreement for him to make this final appearance and drop the title. WWF’s side of the story was that Jarrett “held them up” for money, while Jarrett’s version was that he simply wanted PPV bonuses he was due for past shows up front (PPV bonuses are usually paid several months after the event, once revenues have been collected).
– The Rock defeated Davey Boy Smith with a Rock Bottom and People’s Elbow.
– Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Edge & Christian in a Ladder match, winning $100,000 and the managerial services of Terri Runnels.
– The Rock issued a challenge to the winner of the main event, then was attacked by Triple H.
– Val Venis defeated Mankind with a testicular claw.
– X-Pac defeated Faarooq, Kane and Bradshaw in a Four Corners match. Kane eliminated Bradshaw with a chokeslam, X-Pac eliminated Kane with a spin kick off the top rope, and X-Pac pinned Faarooq with an X-Factor to win the match.
– WWF World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Steve Austin in an Anything Goes match, when Rock, while going after Triple H, accidentally caused Austin to be hit with a sledgehammer.

2000 – BJ Payne & Flash Flanagan defeat the Disciples Of Synn (Slash & Damian) to win the OVW Tag Team Title in Louisville, Kentucky.

2005 – During an edition of Raw from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, Stone Cold Steven Austin appeared and demanded that Vince McMahon come to the ring to address the firing of Jim Ross as the play-by-play announcer on Raw. Stephanie McMahon came out instead, and told Austin that if he defeated Ross’ replacement, Jonathan Coachman, at Taboo Tuesday, Ross would get his job back. The match would never happen, as Austin would (again) walk out on WWE when he didn’t like the planned storyline for the match.

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