|Flair, Christian, Awesome and Tazz all have
something in common
At TNA Slammiversary 10, WWE superstar and current Intercontinental Champion Christian appeared on their Pay-Per-View making him the first ever WWE contracted wrestler to appear on TNA programming. However this is not the first time something of this nature has happened in pro wrestling. The first time it happen was in April 2000.
Mike Awesome did while still under contract and was the current ECW Heavyweight Champion. He showed up on WCW Nitro and attacked Kevin Nash. Many days later Mike Awesome defended the ECW Championship against Tazz. At the time Tazz was a contracted WWE superstar and by the time the match took place Mike Awesome was a contracted WCW superstar. It was a WWE wrestler vs. a WCW wrestler for the ECW Championship at a live ECW event. Tazz went on to win the match and title. He then went on to wear the title at a WWE Smackdown show where it was champion vs. champion. ECW Champion Tazz took on WWE Champion Triple H. The match set up for Tazz and Tommy Dreamer for the ECW Championship.
The only other two times I ever saw another promotions belt on another wrestling program is when Alundra Blaze dropped the WWE Women’s title in the trash on WCW Nitro as Madusa and the other time is when Ric Flair wore the WCW Championship in his first four months in WWE. WCW had fired Flair and he refused to give the belt back.
Flair has also been apart of these occurrences and created some controversy because of it. Ric Flair is the first contracted TNA superstar to appear on WWE programming when he along with the rest of the Four Horsemen were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in the spring of this year. Since then Flair has been released from TNA which has caused a lot of stir in the wrestling world but Flair being at the Hall of Fame allowed Christian Cage to be at TNA Slammiversary.
These are some of the rarest occurrences in pro wrestling history which don’t happen very often. These moments are what makes wrestling interesting, entertaining and fun to watch. Enjoy these moments and remember them because the come few and far between.