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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: ECW TAPES A FLAMING TABLES MATCH FOR THEIR FIRST TNN SHOW (THEN DOESN'T USE IT), KEVIN NASH RETIRES (BUT NOT FOR LONG) AND MORE

By Buck Woodward on 2010-08-14 08:00:00

August 14th

On this day in history in ....

1999 - Balls Mahoney & Spike Dudley defeat Buh Buh Ray & D-Von Dudley in Toledo, Ohio to win back the ECW World Tag Team Championship only one day after losing them to the Dudleys in Cleveland. This ended Buh Buh Ray & D-Von's seventh ECW Tag Title reign. Originally taped for ECW's debut show on TNN, it was later decided to have an "ECW history" show for the first episode, and then tape an episode in New York. So, this match was instead included on the first ECW DVD, Extreme Evolution. The finish of the wild brawl saw Spike Dudley powerbombed off the ring apron through two tables that were set on fire by Buh Buh Ray, then D-Von accidentally hit Buh Buh with a chairshot, allowing Balls to deliver the Nutcracker Suite on D-Von for the pin.

1999 - WCW held their "Road Wild" Pay-per-view event at the Sturgis motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. This would be the last Road Wild PPV ever held. It should be noted that because these events were held in the middle of the motorcycle rally, they never had any tickets sold and drew no live gate, thus only made money was off of the PPV buyrate. Here are the results:
- Rey Mysterio Jr., Billy Kidman & Eddie Guerrero defeated Vampiro & The Insane Clown Posse when Kidman pinned Shaggy Too Dope with a shooting star press.
- Harlem Heat defeated Kanyon & Bam Bam Bigelow to win the WCW World Tag Team Title when Bigelow accidentally collided with Dallas Page, who was trying to interfere, and Booker T hit a missile dropkick, followed by Stevie Ray getting the pin.
- Perry Saturn, Shane Douglas & Dean Malenko defeated Barry Windham, Curt Hennig & Bobby Duncum, Jr. when Saturn pinned Duncum with a Death Valley Driver.
- Buff Bagwell defeated Ernest Miller after whipping Miller into Sonny Onno, who was about to interfere.
- WCW United States Champion Chris Benoit defeated Diamond Dallas Page with a top rope headbutt in a no disqualification match.
- Sid Vicious defeated Sting with a chokeslam.
- Bill Goldberg defeated Rick Steiner with a jackhammer.
- Randy Savage defeated Dennis Rodman after hitting him with a chain.
- WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kevin Nash in a Retirement match with a legdrop. Shockingly, Nash's retirement wouldn't last and he'd be back in October of 1999.

2000 - The Monday Night Wars continued, but it was a one-sided battle, as WWF Raw earned a 5.9 rating with a show headlined by The Undertaker beating Chris Benoit via DQ, Chris Jericho defeating Intercontinental Champion Val Venis by DQ and Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon & Triple H battling The Dudley Boys & The Rock to a no contest. WCW Nitro countered with only a 2.4 for a show headlined by Sting defeating Vampiro, The Great Muta and The Demon in a four corners match and Rey Mysterio & Juventud Guerrera winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship from Vampiro & The Great Muta. Also on Nitro, Lance Storm, who held three titles at the time, defeated Mike Awesome to keep the U.S. Title, then gave the Cruiserweight Title to Elix Skipper and gave the Hardcore Title to Carl Oulette. Oulette then lost the Hardcore Title to Norman Smiley.

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