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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: CHRIS JERICHO WINS THE ECW TV TITLE

By Buck Woodward on 2009-06-22 08:00:00

June 22nd

On this day in history in ....

1980 - Ray Stevens & Jimmy Snuka defeat Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood for the NWA World Tag Team Title in Greensboro, North Carolina, ending Steamboat & Youngblood's second title reign.

1990 - Bill Dundee defeats John Tatum for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas. Dundee started his third run with the title, winning back the belt he lost to Tatum only seven days earlier. 

1992 - Clash of the Champions XIX was shown on TBS.  This marked the first and only time that a Clash Of The Champions event was not aired live.  The matches were taped in Charleston, South Carolina at the McAllister Fieldhouse on June 16th, even though the show did not air until after the Beach Blast PPV on June 20th. Here are the results of the show, which was built around first round matches in the NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament (the rest of the tournament was held at the Great American Bash Pay-per-view):
First round matches:
- Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated Joe & Dean Malenko.
- Rick Rude & Steve Austin defeated Marcus Bagwell & Tom Zenk.
- Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Larry & Jeff O'Day.
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Miguel Perez, Jr. & Ricky Santana.
- Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton.
- The Freebirds (Michael Hayse & Jimmy Garvin) defeated El Texano & Silver King.
- Jushin Liger & Brian Pillman defeated Chris Benoit & Beef Wellington.
- Akira Nogami & Hiro Hase defeated The Headhunters (Arn Anderson & Bob Cook under masks).
Quarterfinal match:
- Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Rick & Scott Steiner.

1996 - Chris Jericho defeats Pitbull #2 for the ECW World Television Title at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This was Jericho's first major title win in the U.S.  Up to this point in his career, his only title reign had been a brief run with the NWA Middleweight belt, which he held in Mexico as Corazon De Leon.

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