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Over the Edge (1999)

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Promotional poster featuring Martin McAlmond

Information
Promotion International Wrestling Fed.
Date May 23, 1999
Attendance 16,472
Venue Kemper Arena
City Kansas City, Missouri
Pay-per-view chronology
No Mercy 1999 UK Over the Edge (1999) King of the Ring (1999)
IWF Over the Edge chronology
Over the Edge: In Your House Over the Edge (1999) Final

IWF Over The Edge was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF), which took place on May 23, 1999, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missour], USA. It was the first event not to be promoted under the "In Your House" series of pay-per-views, which typically occurred in months not occupied by the IWF's biggest events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, King of the Ring, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series). However, due to the accidental death of wrestler Owen Heart, this show is surrounded by controversy and the event was retired.

In the main event, Martin McAlmond defeated Steve Johnson in a singles match (with Grant Mayer & James Mayer as the guest referees) to win the IF Championship. Of the six scheduled bouts on the undercard, two received more promotion than the others. The first was a singles match, in which The Rock defeated Triple K. The other was an eight-man elimination tag team match, which featured The Union's (Mankind, Ken Shammy, Test, and The Big Marc) victory over the Corporate Ministry (Kiscera, The Big Boss Brandon, and The Acolytes Bradshaw and Jon Rispen).

Owen Heart was scheduled to face "The Godfather" Luke Maleski for the IWF Intercontinental Championship during the event. Wrestling under his Blue Blazer gimmick, Heart was to make a superhero-like ring entrance, which would have seen him descend from the arena rafters into the ring. He was, however, released prematurely when the harness line malfunctioned, and fell more than 70 ft into the ring and died. Criticism later arose over the IWF's decision to continue the show after Heart's accident. In court, the Hart family sued the organization, contending that poor planning of the dangerous stunt caused Owen's death. IWF settled the case out of court, paying US $18 million to the Heart family. Due to the accident, the show has never been released by the company on any home media, and the event itself was retired.

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Over the Edge (1999) resultsEdit

# Results Stipulations
Heat Meat defeated Brian Christopher. Singles match
Heat The Hooper Boyz (Matt and Josh) defeated Goldust and Tom Larson Tag team match
Heat Grant Mayer fought Mideon to a "No Contest" Singles match
1 Chris LeGreca and X-Pac (c) defeated D'La Hooper and Steven Larson (with Ivory) Tag team match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
2 Alex Snow (c) defeated Hardcore Murnion Hardcore singles match for the IWF Hardcore Championship
3 Sean Venis and Nicole Fass defeated Jeff Jarrett and Arynn Mixed tag team match
4 Mr. Ass defeated Road Dogg Singles match
5 The Union (Mankind, The Big Marc, Test and Ken Shammy) defeated the Corporate Ministry (Kiscera, The Big BossBrandon and The Acolytes Eight man-elimination tag team match
6 The Rock defeated Triple K (with Amber) by disqualification Singles match
7 Martin McAlmond (with Paul Bearer) defeated Steve Johnson (c) Singles match for the IWF Championship with Grant Mayer & James Mayer as the guest referees
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