John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Kalisto, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley battle for the right to headline WrestleMania against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.02/22/2017 - 00:15
Fearless Nikki gets checked out after battling The Queen of Black Harts and suffering a pipe assault courtesy of Maryse.02/21/2017 - 23:45
After Naomi was forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women's Championship, The Wicked Witch of WWE battles her longstanding adversary to become the new titleholder.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Fearless Nikki looks to rid her life of The Queen of Black Harts in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Just nine days after realizing her lifelong dream, an injured Naomi must surrender the SmackDown Women's Title to General Manager Daniel Bryan.02/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.02/21/2017 - 15:00
Looking back at the Stars and Stripes Challenge
On July 4, 1993, then-WWE Champion Yokozuna made an open bodyslam challenge to anyone aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City. More than 1,000 fans gathered to witness the festivities. With Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette by his side, Yokozuna was confident that no one would have the strength to lift him up and slam him down.
Several WWE Superstars failed in their attempt to lift the cocky champion, including Rick and Scott Steiner, Tatanka, Bob Backlund, Crush and Randy Savage. Several professional athletes also tried to slam Yokozuna, including NBA player Scott Burrell, Bill Fralic of the Detroit Lions and Joe Morris and Peter Taglianetti of the Pittsburgh Penguins; however, all who tried came up short.
When it seemed that all hope was lost and no red-blooded American could lift the massive Japanese Superstar, Lex Luger flew in on a helicopter, and landed on the Intrepid to give it his best shot. After a brief staredown, Luger hit Yokozuna with a forearm and proceeded to slam the massive Champion. It was a tremendous victory for Luger and for America on our nation’s Independence Day. That huge accomplishment propelled Lex Luger to become an American Hero and eventually led to a WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam between the two.