boxing by Myles S July 27, 2017
Let’s remember the Brawl for All, a shootfight boxing tournament with a prize of $100,000 concocted by the mad mind of one Vince Russo.
Seen on WWF Raw in the late 90s, the tournament was an opportunity for many underutilized guys to get TV time.
Today marks 19 years since the favorite in the Brawl for all Tournament, “Dr Death” Steve Williams, was surprisingly defeated by Bart Gunn in the second round via TKO.
During the match, Williams tore his hamstring muscle and was soon knocked out by Gunn. Williams was slated as the favorite to win the tournament and enter into a profitable PPV program with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
The Brawl for All was a mess of a tournament made to give some underused midcard talent something to do.
Instead, it created a filler between programming that fans just weren’t interested in. Here’s how it came to be.
At the end of a round, whichever wrestler connected with the most punches per round scored 5 points.
In addition, a takedown scored 5 points and a knockdown was worth 10. If a wrestler could not answer an 8 count, instead of the standard 10, the match was ended
Severn was displeased with the rules and having to wear gloves. Shamrock straight up refused. Smart move Shamrock…