Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 29): Konnan Strikes Gold in WCW

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On January 29, 1996, just before WCW Monday Nitro went live, Konnan defeated The One Man Gang to win the WCW United States Championship.

Konnan’s First WCW Win

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This pre-show victory marked a significant achievement for Konnan, being his first championship in WCW. His reign as the US Champion lasted 160 days until he was defeated by Ric Flair at the July 7 pay-per-view, Bash at the Beach.

The match in which Konnan won the title was broadcast on the February 4th edition of WCW Main Event.

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