Chris Bey vs. Rich Swann Only Second Time In History Two Black Men Have Main Evented For World Title
Pro wrestling history isn’t often made these days, but it’s nice to see when it is. IMPACT Wrestling is making history in a good way this weekend at their Final Resolution event.
Impact Wrestling’s Final Resolution show is arriving this Saturday on their IMPACT Plus service, but Final Resolution has often been considered one of the company’s pay per views and flagship events. User u/Konfliction on Reddit did some digging only to find out the interesting historical tidbit about the main event of the show, the Impact World Title match between Rich Swann and Chris Bey.
In the entire history of most of the major professional wrestling promotions, the user citing the NWA, WCW, ECW, WWF/E, ROH, NXT, AEW, and Impact itself, this match will be only the second main event in pro wrestling pay per view history that two black men will compete in the main event for the company’s World Title.
In their digging, they revealed the only time this has happened previously was when Booker T and The Rock met at Summerslam 2001 for the WCW Championship in the middle of the Invasion storyline. The then-WWF Title was defended in the penultimate match of the night, giving way for Booker and The Rock to close the show.
Independent wrestler Darius Lockhart brought the post into light on social media, referencing just how historical it is for black wrestlers and what it means for them. Regardless of your personal opinions on the product of Impact Wrestling, they will be making history Saturday night in what is hopefully the second of many main events that feature black professional wrestlers competing for the top prize of their respective company.
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