Today in Wrestling History

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On this date in 1996, ECW Heat Wave emanated from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia. In the main event, The Sandman, Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, and Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven, “Prime Time” Brian Lee, and Stevie Richards in a steel cage match. Also “The Franchise” Shane Douglas defeated “Lionheart” Chris Jericho, Too Cold Scorpio, and Pitbull #2 in a Four Way Dance to win the ECW World Television Championship.