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1942 - Mil Máscaras is born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
1942 - Gene Bowman defeats Earl Wampler for the Iowa Heavyweight Title in Des Moines, Iowa.
1946 - Danny Dusek defeats Joe Savoldi to win the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Title in Denver, Colorado.
1949 - Tom Mahoney defeats Al Massey in a tournament final for the vacant Georgia Southern Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia.
1951 - Jesse Ventura is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1954 - Eddie Gossett (Eddie Graham) defeats Frankie Talaber to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio, ending Talaber's 10th and final reign.
1959 - The Mighty Yankee (Ray Villmer) defeats Papa Pasquale for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama.
1960 - After 38 years of operation, Boston's American Wrestling Association closes.
1960 - Tony Borne and Danny McShain defeat El Gladiador and Torbellino Blanco in Houston, Texas. to win the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Title.
1960 - Billy Joyce defeats Dennis Mitchell for the British Heavyweight Title in Bradford, England, to begin his third reign.
1963 - Bobo Brazil becomes the first two-time WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by defeating Johnny Barend.
1963 - Dick the Bruiser defeats Curtis Iaukea to win the Hawaii NWA United States Heavyweight Title, ending Iaukea's second reign.
1965 - Giant Baba and Toyonobori defeat The Destroyer and Billy Red Lyons for the JWA All-Asia Tag Team Title in Shizuoka, Japan, beginning their second reign.
1966 - Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy defeat Mark Lewin and Dominic DeNucci to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title in Sydney, Australia.
1967 - In San Francisco, California, a double-title match takes place between WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino and San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Ray Stevens. Stevens defeated Sammartino by countout after hitting him with his Bombs Away. Stevens claimed to be the new WWWF Champion because he won the match, but the WWWF did not recognize him, since the rules stated that a WWWF title cannot change hands on by countout.
1967 - Nebraska Heavyweight Champion Bob Orton, Sr. defeats Doug Gilbert in Omaha, Nebraska to become the first AWA Midwest Heavyweight Champion. The title was unified with the Nebraska title, ending its lineage.
1967 - Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher defeat The Devil's Duo (Chris Markoff and Angelo Poffo) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title in Indianapolis, Indiana, ending and beginning both teams' second reign.
1970 - Pantera Negra and Tony Rocco defeat The Great Kojika and John Tolos to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California, beginning their second reign.
1971 - Dan Miller defeats The Missouri Mauler for the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1972 - Don and Ron Wright defeat Tommy Gilbert and Sputnik Monroe to win the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to begin their fifth reign.
1972 - Frank Rodriguez defeats Bobby Pics to win the West Virginia Heavyweight Title.
1975 - Cherry is born in Morristown, New Jersey.
1975 - Al Madril defeats John Toloes for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas, beginning his second reign.
1976 - Bob Kelly wins his 18th and final NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title, defeating Sweet Daddy Banks in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Kelly vacated the title when he retired on September 3.
1977 - Ernie Ladd defeats Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Tallahassee, Florida, ending Rhodes' fifth reign.
1977 - Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda defeat Strong Kobayashi and Seiji Sakaguchi for the NJPW Asia Tag Team Title in Sapporo, Japan. Those two teams were the only to hold that title, and it was abandoned on May 21, 1981.
1977 - Johnny Eagles defeats The Blue Yankee to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in Dothan, Alabama.
1978 - Otto Wanz defeats Don Leo Jonathan in Graz, Austria to become the first two-time Catch Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion.
1978 - Armand Hussein defeats Invader I for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, ending Invader I's third reign. At the same show, Kendo Kimura defeats Carlos Colón to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title, ending Colón's second reign.
1980 - Animal Hamaguchi and Mighty Inoue defeat Haruka Eigen and Strong Kobayashi to win the International Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Title in Fuji, Japan, beginning their second reign.
1982 - Rocky Johnson defeats Rip Oliver for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title.
1983 - A 20-man tournament is held in St. Louis, Missouri for the vacant NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title, left vacant by Harley Race after winning the NWA World Heavyweight Title from Ric Flair on June 10. The results were:
- Ric Flair defeated Bob Brown.
- George Wells defeated Dewey Robertson.
- Butch Reed defeated Baron Von Raschke.
- Jesse Ventura defeated ???.
- David Von Erich defeated ???.
- Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Manny Fernandez.
- Dick the Bruiser defeated Bobby Duncum.
- Blackjack Lanza defeated ???.
- Hulk Hogan defeated Kortsia Korchenko.
- Jerry Blackwell defeated Buzz Tyler.
- Ric Flair defeated George Wells.
- Butch Reed defeated Jesse Ventura.
- David Von Erich defeated Bob Orton, Jr.
- Blackjack Lanza defeated Dick the Bruiser.
- Jerry Blackwell and Hulk Hogan were both counted out.
- Ric Flair defeated Butch Reed.
- David Von Erich defeated Blackjack Lanza.
- Ric Flair defeated David Von Erich to win the vacant NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title.
1985 - Terry Taylor defeats Phil Hickerson to win the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning his second reign. At the same event, Jerry Lawler wins his second NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Rick Link.
1985 - Iceman Parsons defeats Killer Tim Brooks for the World Class Television Title in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning his third reign.
1985 - Bill Ash defeats Scott Armstrong for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title in Birmingham, Alabama, ending Armstrong's fourth reign and beginning Ash's fifth.
1986 - Ron Bass defeats Kendall Windham to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida.
1989 - The WWF held an event at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Hercules defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
- Dino Bravo defeated Sam Houston (subbing for The Blue Blazer).
- Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster.
- Tito Santana fought Rick Martel to a draw.
- Jimmy Snuka defeated The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart).
- WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Bossman (with Slick)) to retain the title.
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan) by countout. Rude retained the title.
1989 - Ivan Koloff defeats Invader I for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, ending his fifth reign.
1990 - Astro de Oro defeats Dr. Wagner, Jr. to win the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, beginning his second reign.
1991 - Robert Fuller and Jeff Jarrett win their second USWA Tag Team Title, defeating The Barroom Brawlers (Bonecrusher and Crowbar) in Memphis, Tennessee.
1992 - Sakie Hasegawa defeats Mariko Yoshida to win the AJW Singles Title in Tokyo, Japan.
1994 - Eddie Golden and Alex Shane defeat The Tennessee Equalizer and Chic White for the Southern States Wrestling Tag Team Title in Fall Branch, Tennessee, ending the Equalizer and White's second reign.
1995 - AAA held an event at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The results:
- Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito and Mexican National Mini-Estrella Champion Super Muñequito defeated Espectritos I and II and Jerrito Estrada by disqualification.
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Perro Aguayo, Jr.
- Mexican National Tag Team Champion Latin Lover, Rey Misterio, Jr. and IWC World Middleweight Champion Rey Misterio, Sr. defeated Jerry Estrada, Mexican National Trios Champion Fuerza Guerrera and Mexican National Trios and Welterweight Champion Psicosis, when Lover pinned Estrada.
- Los Villanos (III, IV and V) defeated Los Payasos (Amarillo, Azul and Rojo) in a best-of-three falls match, 2-1.
- Octagon, La Parka, Mascara Sagrada and Super Calo defeated Mexican National Middleweight and Trios Champion Blue Panther, Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000 and Pentagon, when Sagrada pinned Panther.
- Cien Caras lost a three-way Hair vs. Hair Steel Cage match to Perro Aguayo and Konnan. By being the last man remaining in the cage, Caras lost his hair.
1995 - ECW held its first of six annual "Heat Wave" events, at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results were:
- Mikey Whipwreck defeated Mike Norman.
- Don E. Allen and Tony Stetson defeated ECW World Tag Team Champions Stevie Richards and Raven by countout. Richards and Raven retained the title.
- Hack Myers defeated Val Puccio.
- Tommy Dreamer and The Pitbulls (#1 and #2) defeated The Dudleys (D-Von and Snot) and ECW World Tag Team Champion Raven, when Pitbull #2 pinned Snot.
- Dean Malenko and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated ECW World Television Champion Eddie Guerrero and Taz, when Malenko pinned Guerrero and Scorpio pinned Taz.
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman defeated Axl Rotten to retain the title.
- Luna Vachon defeated ECW World Tag Team Champion Stevie Richards by submission in a Steel Cage match.
- The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustapha Saed) defeated The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) in a Steel Cage match, when Saed pinned Grunge.
1996 - WCW won this week of the Monday Night War, as Monday Nitro beat WWF Monday Night RAW, 3.4 to 2.6 in the ratings.
WCW Monday Nitro was live from the Disney-MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The results:
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Fire and Ice (Scott Norton and Ice Train), when Rick pinned Ice Train.
- Dean Malenko defeated Billy Kidman by submission with the Texas Cloverleaf.
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray (with Sister Sherri)) defeated Rough 'n' Ready (Mike Enos and Dick Slater (with Col. Robert Parker)), when Booker pinned Slater, to retain the title.
- Madusa pinned Malia Hosaka with a German suplex.
- Meng (with Jimmy Hart) pinned Arn Anderson after The Barbarian interfered.
- Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit by countout.
- WCW World Television Champion Lex Luger fought Big Bubba Rogers (with Jimmy Hart) to a no-contest to retain the title, after Scott Hall and Kevin Nash interfered.
WWF Monday Night RAW was taped June 24 in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Brown County Expo Center. The results were:
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Bart Gunn (with Sunny) with the Pearl River Plunge to retain the title.
- Marc Mero (with Sable) defeated T.L. Hopper after a right jab and left punch.
- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (with Jose Lothario) defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn (with Sunny) after Sweet Chin Music to retain the title.
1996 - Brickhouse Brown and Reggie B. Fine defeat Flex Kavana (The Rock) and Bart Sawyer for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Kavana and Sawyer's second reign.
1996 - Tony Rumble wins his third Century Wrestling Alliance New England Heavyweight Title in Revere, Massachusetts, defeating Big Val.
1998 - Shiro Koshinaka and Genichiro Tenryu defeat Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan in Tokyo, Japan for the IWGP Tag Team Title, ending Chono and Tenzan's third reign.
1999 - Derek Domino and Ryan Wing defeat The Bushwhackers (Butch & Luke), Afa, Jr. & L.A. Smooth, and Don Montoya & Flash Wheeler in a four-way match in Wildwood, New Jersey to become the first Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions.
2000 - Funaki defeats Charles Poindexter Anderson to win the Texas Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title in San Antonio, Texas. Also at that event, Rudy Boy Gonzalez and Bonecrusher defeat The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) for the TWA Tag Team Title, beginning Gonzalez and Bonecrusher's second reign.
2000 - Otis Apollo and Barry Horowitz defeat Bobby Clancy and Larry Destiny to win the vacant Border City Wrestling Can-Am Tag Team Title in Windsor, Ontario.
2000 - Tomoko Watanabe defeats Azumi Hyuga in Tokyo, Japan for her second AJW All Pacific Title.
2000 - The Ballard Brothers (Shane and Shannon) defeat Team Hardkore (Hardkore Kidd and Justin Sane) for the UPW Tag Team Title in Huntington Beach, California. This ended Team Hardkore's second reign and began the Ballards' fourth.
2000 - Jimmy Cicero and Dino Divine defeat Joey Matthews and Christian York to win the Atlantic Terror Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title.
2000 - Paul E. Smooth defeats The Suicide Kid for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Title in Charlestown, Indiana, ending Suicide Kid's third reign.
2000 - Michael Kovac defeats Christian Eckstein in Lingenfeld, Germany to become the first German Wrestling Association Heavyweight Champion.
2001 - Ken Sweeney defeats The Masked Maniac for the United States Extreme Wrestling United States Heavyweight Title, ending the Maniac's second reign.
2002 - WWE held a live "RAW" at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which got a 3.8 rating on TNN. The show featured the shocking moment of Vince McMahon introducing former WCW President Eric Bischoff as the new RAW General Manager. The results:
- Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and William Regal defeated Bubba Ray Dudley, Spike Dudley and WWF European Champion Jeff Hardy in an elimination match. Guerrero pinned Spike with an inside cradle, Bubba Ray was disqualified after he hit Regal with the European Title belt, Hardy pinned Regal after a Swanton Bomb, Hardy pinned Guerero with a roll-up and Benoit made Hardy submuit with the Crippler Crossface.
- Tommy Dreamer pinned Steven Richards in a Singapore Cane match, after he broke a cane over Richards' head.
- WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus to retain the title.
- Booker T defeated The Big Show by disqualification.
- Johnny Stamboli pinned WWE Hardcore Champion Bradshaw to win the title, after hitting him in the head with a kendo stick backstage. This took place while Bradshaw was defending the title against Christopher Nowinski.
- Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) and WWE Undisputed Champion The Undertaker defeated Ric Flair and WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam, when Undertaker pinned RVD after the Last Ride. After the match, Lesnar turned on Taker and gave him an F5.
On the live edition of Raw, Eric Bischoff, former President of WCW, makes his WWE debut in the on-camera role of "General Manager" of Raw. After being introduced and embracing Vince McMahon, Bischoff talked about his success with WCW, and the long war between Raw and Nitro. He promised to bring the "E" into WWE. The manner in which he appeared was very close to the scenario that Vince Russo had laid out to Vince McMahon when the two men were discussing Russo's return to the company the previous month. McMahon was intrigued by Russo's idea at the time and all signs pointed to him running with it when he brought Russo in. Then, according to sources close to the situation, when the members of the creative team heard Russo's ideas, they reportedly went to Vince McMahon and talked him out of the program. In the interim, Russo (who had just returned to the company) was taken off the WWE creative team and was given a consultant role. Russo then left that job to go work for TNA. The idea obviously stuck with McMahon however, since they used it for Bischoff.
WWE.com later posted a story on Bischoff's arrival. The story stated that Bischoff was not backstage at Raw during the day and that everyone saw him for the first time as he debuted. He didn't get to the building until 8:45, spending a lot of time in a limo in the parking lot. When asked how the deal with WWE came about Bischoff said, "We've been talking unofficially through third parties for almost a year now. We've come close to doing something a couple of times, but for a variety of reasons it's just never worked out. About a month or two ago, we'd gotten a little bit more serious in our conversations, and I got a chance to talk directly to Vince (McMahon). I think we were able to break a lot of ice, just over the phone. Once we did that, it just seemed like it was much easier to move forward and get a deal done for sure. Really, this just came together within the last week or 10 days."
Bischoff's WWE on-camera role would last for well over two years, to the
surprise of many, before ending on December 5, 2005 when Vince McMahon threw him
into a garbage truck.
2005 - Eugene makes his surprise return at a house show in Lexington, Kentucky, six months after suffering a dislocated patella in San Juan, Puerto Rico at New Year's Revolution. Jonathan Coachman had come to the ring and introduced René Duprée, who said there was no one in the locker room that could stand up to his greatness. Eugene came out, gave a Rock Bottom to Coachman and a Stunner to Duprée. The event also featured Shawn Michaels defeating Ric Flair and WWE Champion John Cena retaining his title over Triple H.
2005 - CMLL held "Leyenda de Azul", an event in honor of the legendary Blue Demon, at Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. The results were:
- Espectrito and Fire defeated Bam Bam and Fantasy.
- Amapola and Dark Angel defeated Lady Apache and CMLL World Women's Champion Marcela.
- Atlantis defeated NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion Dr. Wagner, Jr.
Torneo Leyenda de Azul:
- Rey Bucanero defeated Heavy Metal.
- Dos Caras, Jr. defeated Tarzan Boy.
- Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated Canek.
- CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero defeated Bronco.
- Pierroth, Jr. defeated Blue Demon, Jr.
- Héctor Garza defeated Brazo de Plata.
- Black Warrior defeated Máscara Sagrada.
- Lizmark, Jr. defeated Olímpico.
- Dos Caras, Jr. defeated Rey Bucanero.
- CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero defeated Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.
- Héctor Garza defeated Pierroth, Jr.
- Lizmark, Jr. defeated Black Warrior.
- CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero defeated Dos Caras, Jr.
- Lizmark, Jr. defeated Héctor Garza.
- Lizmark, Jr. defeated CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero to win Torneo Leyenda de Azul.
2005 - "Ballpark Brawl IV: fridaynightSMASH" was held at Dunn Tire Park in Buffalo, New York. The results:
- The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) defeated The Outcast Killaz (Diablo Santiago and Oman Tortuga).
- John McChesney defeated Johnny Devine.
- Matt Striker defeated Johnny Devine.
- Chris Sabin defeated Jay Lethal, Mastiff, Shawn Spears, Roderick Strong and Petey Williams in a six-way match.
- Abyss and Slyck Wagner Brown fought to a no-contest.
- CM Punk defeated Homicide.
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Kid Kash.
- Ariel defeated April Hunter.
- Christopher Daniels defeated Natural Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles in a best-of-three falls match to win the title.
2005 - Garry Stevens defeats Ric Converse to win the Carolina Wrestling Federation Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in Burlington, North Carolina, ending Converse's second reign.
2005 - J.T. Money defeats Shane Matthews to win the NWA Bluegrass Junior Heavyweight Title in Inez, Kentucky.
2005 - The Vegas Connection (Dan Evans and Vincent D. White) defeat Chris Cannon and GBH for the 3 Count Wrestling Tag Team Title in Billingham, England. At the same event, Kid Richie defeats Chris Whitton in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match to win the 3CW Young Lions Title.
2006 - Brock Lesnar is stripped of the IWGP Heavyweight Title by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Lesnar and New Japan management had a disagreement regarding a defense against Hiroshi Tanahashi, scheduled to take place on July 17, resulting in Lesnar quitting the promotion.
2006 - WWE held the 33rd edition of "Saturday Night's Main Event" live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, which got a 2.6 rating on NBC. The results:
- Batista, Bobby Lashley and World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio defeated King Booker, WWE United States Champion Finlay and Mark Henry (with Queen Sharmell and William Regal), when Batista pinned Booker after the Batista Bomb.
- Carlito and Trish Stratus defeated Melina and WWE Intercontinental Champion Johnny Nitro, when Carlito pinned Nitro after the Backcracker.
- D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) defeated World Tag Team Champions The Spirit Squad (Johnny, Kenny, Mikey, Mitch and Nicky) in an elimination match. Michaels pinned Mitch after Sweet Chin Music, Triple H pinned Johnny after a spinebuster, Triple H pinned Mikey after the Pedigree, Triple H pinned Nicky after Sweet Chin Music from Michaels, and Triple H pinned Kenny after Sweet Chin Music and the Pedigree.
- Sabu pinned Stevie Richards in an Extreme Rules match, after the Atomic Arabian Facebuster through a table.
- John Cena defeated WWE Champion Edge (with Lita) by disqualification, when Lita hit the referee while Cena had Edge in the STFU. Edge retained the title.
2006 - ROH held "Death Before Dishonor IV" at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Delirious defeated Seth Delay.
- The Embassy (Jimmy Rave and Sal Rinauro (with Prince Nana)) defeated Colt Cabana and Jay Lethal.
- ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated ROH World Tag Team Champion Roderick Strong by countout to retain the title.
- The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) defeated The Irish Airborne (Dave and Jake Crist).
- A.J. Styles defeated Davey Richards.
- ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Sonjay Dutt by referee stoppage to retain the title.
- Team ROH (ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson, Homicide, Adam Pearce, Samoa Joe, Ace Steel and B.J. Whitmer (with J.J. Dillon)) defeated Team CZW (Claudio Castagnoli, CZW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Hero, CZW World Tag Team Champion Eddie Kingston, Necro Butcher and Nate Webb) in a Cage of Death match.
2006 - Brent Dail defeats Superstar Romeo to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This ended Romeo's second reign and began Dail's seventh.
2006 - Bad Boy Bradley and Mr. Big defeat Thunder and Lightning in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico for the IWA World Tag Team Title, ending their seventh reign. At the same event, Magnificent Chris wins a 15-man battle royal to win the vacant IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
2006 - Robbie Brookside defeats Jonny Storm and champion Hade Vansen in an elimination match to win the FWA British Heavyweight Title in Morecambe, England.
2006 - Octagón defeats Zumbido for the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Torreon, Mexico, beginning his fourth reign.
2006 - Martin Stone defeats Ashe to win the LDN Title in Romford, England, ending Ashe's second reign and beginning Stone's second.
2006 - N8 Mattson defeats Petey Williams for the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Television Title in Windsor, Ontario.
2006 - Steve Douglas and Emil Sitoci defeat Swi$$ Money Holding (Ares and Marc Roudin) in Marburg, Germany to win the German Stampede Wrestling Tag Team Title.
2006 - Mark Orton defeats Kevin Northcutt for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Beaumont, Texas, ending Northcutt's sixth reign.
2006 - Bulla Punk defeats Brooklyn in a Lumberjack match in Combles, France to win the International Catch Wrestling Alliance World Ladies' Title, beginning her second reign.
2007 - James Fawcett, better known as Devil Bhudakhan, is found dead at his home in Munhall, Pennsylvania at age 32. Apparently his wife had left him a few weeks before this, and a distraught Fawcett committed suicide by hanging.
2007 - TNA held its third-annual "Victory Road" pay-per-view at the iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, Florida. The results were:
- In a preshow match, Serotonin (Havok and Martyr) defeated Brute Issei and Akira Raijin, when Martyr pinned Raijin.
- Christopher Daniels defeated Sonjay Dutt, Homicide, Kaz, Jay Lethal, Puma, Senshi, Elix Skipper, Shark Boy, and Petey Williams Ultimate X Gauntlet match. Daniels became #1 contender to the TNA X Division Title.
- The Voodoo Kin Mafia (B.G. and Kip James (with Roxxi Laveaux)) defeated Basham and Damaja (with Christy Hemme and Lance Hoyt), when Kip pinned Damaja after B.G. hit him with a steel chair.
- James Storm pinned Rhino after hitting him with a beer bottle.
- The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley (with Kevin Nash)) defeated Bob Backlund and Jerry Lynn, when Sabin pinned Lynn after an Enzuigiri/Superkick combination.
- Gail Kim and Eric Young defeated Ms. Brooks and Robert Roode, when Kim pinned Brooks after Roode hit her with an elbow drop accidentally.
- Christian Cage pinned Chris Harris with a roll-up after Dustin Rhodes hit Harris in the back with a pair of handcuffs.
- Abyss and Sting defeated A.J. Styles and Tomko, when Abyss pinned Tomko after a Black Hole Slam.
- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and TNA X Division Champion Samoa Joe defeated TNA World Tag Team Champions Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon), when Joe pinned Ray after Scott Steiner hit Ray with a steel pipe and Kurt hit an Olympic slam. The rules stated that whoever got a pin won that person's title, so Samoa Joe won the TNA World Tag Team Title.
2007 - Crazy Boy and Joe Lider defeat Cuervo and Ozz in Naucalpan, Mexico to win the AAA World Tag Team Title.
2007 - Bison Smith wins his second IWA World Heavyweight Title in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, ending Chicano's third reign.