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8/24 THIS DAY IN HISTORY - HAPPY BIRTHDAY VINCE MCMAHON!

By Mike Johnson on 2011-08-24 08:00:18

August 24th

1944 - Rocky Johnson is born in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

1945 - Vince McMahon is born in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

1955 - Don Leo Jonathan defeats Yvon Robért for the Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title in Montreal, Quebec. This began Jonathan's second reign and ended Robért's 15th reign.

1956 - Eddie Gossett (Graham) and Art Neilson defeat Don and Red McIntyre for the Georgia NWA World Tag Team Title, to begin their second reign.

1960 - The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) defeat Lou and Red Bastien for the Capitol Wrestling United States Tag Team Title in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This ended the Bastiens' third reign and began the Kangaroos' second reign.

1960 - Eric Pederson defeats Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama.

1961 - Pat O'Connor is awarded the NWA United States Heavyweight Title at the annual NWA meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The title had been vacant since Buddy Rogers won the NWA World Heavyweight Title from O'Connor on June 30.

1962 - Luther Lindsay defeats Fritz Von Goering for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title, to begin his second reign.

1963 - Tony Borne defeats Billy White Wolf to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title, to begin his second reign and end Wolf's second.

1964 - Karl and Kurt Von Brauner defeat Al Perez and Tojo Yamamoto for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. This began the Von Brauner's third reign.

1966 - Neff Maivia defeats Ripper Collins in Honolulu, Hawaii to win his sixth NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title.

1966 - Giant and Moose Evans defeat Luke Graham and Karl Von Brauner in Nashville, Tennessee to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title.

1968 - Funaki is born in Tokyo, Japan.

1970 - Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto defeat The Interns for the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1972 - Lord Alfred Hayes and Ricky Starr defeat Bobby Duncum and Dick Murdoch to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Title in Amarillo, Texas.

1973 - John Tolos defeats Victor Rivera for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California, to begin his fifth reign and end Rivera's third.

1974 - Ricky Gibson and Steve Kovacs win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title from Chris Gallagher and Don Kent in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

1974 - Panama Franco and Jackie West defeat Mariko Akagi and Jumbo Miyamoto for the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Fukuoka, Japan, ending Akagi and Miyamoto's seventh reign.

1975 - Maple Leaf Wrestling held an event at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The results:
- The Beast defeated Chris Tolos by disqualification.
- Mark Lewin defeated Chin Lee.
- Waldo Von Erich defeated Ed White.
- Ron Doner and Ricky Stewart defeated Bobby Bass and Iron Mike Loren.
- Stan Stasiak defeated Tom Shaft.
- Lord Athol Layton and Duncan McTavish fought The Canadian Wildman and The Wolfman to a draw.
- The Crusaders (Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson) defeated NWA Toronto International Tag Team Champions The Kelly Twins (Mike and Pat) to win the title and begin their third reign.
- NWA Toronto United States Heavyweight Champion The Sheik defeated John Quinn to retain the title.

1977 - Championship Wrestling from Florida held an event at Convention Hall in Miami, Florida. The results were:
- Scott Casey defeated Butcher Vachon.
- Jerry Brisco defeated Mike York.
- Mr. Saito defeated Tony Rocco.
- Lars Anderson defeated Don Serrano.
- Rocky Johnson and Steve Keirn defeated Dutch Mantel and Buddy Roberts.
- NWA Florida Television Champion Pedro Morales defeated Pat Patterson to retain the title.
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion Ivan Koloff defeated Don Muraco to retain the title.
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated WWWF Heavyweight Champion Superstar Billy Graham by disqualification. Graham retained his title.

1977 - Dan Morrow and Bryan Turner defeat Kory Williams and Mike Woods for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

1978 - Wahoo McDaniel defeats The Spoiler to win the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Jacksonville, Florida.

1979 - Georgia Championship Wrestling held a 14-man tournament in Augusta, Georgia for the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title. The title was vacated on August 18, after a controversial match between champion Wahoo McDaniel and The Masked Superstar. The results were:
First round:
- Bob Armstrong defeated Jonathan Boyd.
- Mark Lewin defeated Mike Stallings.
- NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion Tommy Rich defeated Ole Anderson.
- Ivan Koloff defeated Jerry Stubbs.
- NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion Stan Hansen defeated Ox Baker.
- Ernie Ladd defeated Mr. Wrestling II.
- Killer Karl Kox defeated Tony Atlas.
Quarterfinals:
- Bob Armstrong defeated Mark Lewin.
- Ivan Koloff defeated NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion Tommy Rich.
- NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion Stan Hansen defeated Ernie Ladd.
Semifinals:
- Bob Armstrong defeated Ivan Koloff.
- Killer Karl Kox defeated NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion Stan Hansen.
Finals:
- Killer Karl Kox defeated Bob Armstrong to win the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title.

1979 - Dick Slater defeats The Mongolian Stomper for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title in Knoxville, Tennessee. This began Slater's second reign and ended the Stomper's ninth.

1981 - The WWF held an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results:
- Curt Hennig defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna.
- Dominic DeNucci defeated Frank Savage.
- Special Delivery Jones defeated Johnny Rodz.
- Canek defeated José Estrada.
- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund and WWF Intercontinental Champion Don Muraco fought to a draw. Both men retained their titles.
- Pedro Morales defeated Angelo Mosca by disqualification.
- André the Giant defeated Killer Khan in a Texas Death match. Gorilla Monsoon and Pat Patterson were the referees.
- WWF Tag Team Champion Tony Garea defeated Bulldog Brower.
- WWF Tag Team Champion Rick Martel defeated Moondog Spot.
- Tony Atlas defeated Moondog Rex.

1981 - Jerry Lawler defeats The Dream Machine in a No Disqualification match for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, to begin his 24th reign. At the same show, Bugsy McGraw defeats Steve Keirn to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title.

1984 - Chicky Starr ends Eric Embry's third Southwest Championship Wrestling Southwest Junior Heavyweight Title reign in San Antonio, Texas.

1985 - The WWF held an event at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Steve Gatorwolf defeated Terry Gibbs.
- Corporal Kirschner defeated AJ Petruzzi.
- Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Lanny Poffo.
- Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification.
- The Missing Link defeated Tony Garea.
- Cousin Junior (with Hillbilly Jim) defeated Big John Studd by disqualification.
- The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine (with Johnny V)) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham (with Lou Albano)), when Valentine pinned Windham after Beefcake stuck Johnny V's lit cigar into Windham's eye, to win the title. This ended the Express' second reign.
- Bret Hart defeated Rick McGraw.

1986 - 20,000 sold out the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland for a WWF event. The results were:
- Corporal Kirchner defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
- King Harley Race defeated Special Delivery Jones.
- The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Rotundo and Dan Spivey.
- The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) defeated The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine).
- Adrian Adonis defeated The Junkyard Dog.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele by countout to retain the title.
- Paul Orndorff defeated WWF Champion Hulk Hogan by disqualification. Hogan retained the title.

1986 - Fishman defeats Villano III to win the WWF World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, ending Villano III's second reign and beginning Fishman's second. At the same event, El Dandy wins his second NWA World Welterweight Title by defeating Javier Cruz.

1987 - Don Bass defeats Jerry Lawler for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee. This began Bass' second reign and ended Lawler's 50th reign.

1989 - Reibun Amada defeats Erika Shishido (Aja Kong) to win the AJW Title in Tokyo, Japan.

1990 - The NWA held an event at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The results:
- Big Van Vader pinned Dr. X with a splash.
- Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landel with a flying bodypress.
- Stan Hansen defeated Terry Taylor.
- NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous with a roll-up to retain the title.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton), when Reed pinned Morton after a clothesline, to retain the title.
- Tom Zenk pinned Dutch Mantel with a backslide.
- Arn Anderson, Sid Vicious and Barry Windham defeated El Gigante, The Junkyard Dog and Paul Orndorff, when Anderson pinned Orndorff.
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), when Rick pinned Eaton after both Steiners hit Steinerlines on him, to win the title. This ended the Express' third reign.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair with an inside cradle to retain the title.

1991 - Mark Starr defeats Ricky Fuji in Tokyo, Japan for the FMW version of the AWA World Light Heavyweight Title.

1992 - The USWA held an event at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The results:
- The Russian Unified Team defeated Tony Falk and The Hornet.
- Eric Embry defeated Doug Gilbert by countout.
- J.T. Southern defeated Mike Miller.
- Brickhouse Brown defeated Billy Joe Travis.
- Miss Texas defeated USWA Women's Champion Lauren Davenport to win the title.
- USWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher defeated Eric Embry to retain the title.
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Reno Riggins defeated Buddy Landel by disqualification to retain the title.
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert defeated Chris Adams to retain the title.
- Bill Dundee defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification.
- USWA Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler defeated The Moondogs (Cujo and Spike) to retain the title.

1993 - Super Delfin defeats The Great Sasuke in Tokyo, Japan to win his second UWA World Welterweight Title.

1994 - WCW held its 28th "Clash of the Champions" event at the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma), when Sags pinned Orndorff after an elbowdrop off the top.
- Ricky Steamboat pinned WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Steve Austin, by reversing a slam into a cradle, to win the title, beginning his fourth reign. During the match, Steamboat suffered what would become a career-ending back injury.
- Dustin and Dusty Rhodes defeated Bunkhouse Buck and Terry Funk (with Meng and Col. Robert Parker) by disqualification when Arn Anderson and Meng came in and attacked the Rhodes.
- Antonio Inoki defeated WCW World Television Champion Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William) by submission with a choke.
- Ric Flair (with Sensuous Sherri) defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) by countout after Sherri hit Hogan in the knee with a high heel. Hogan retained the title.

1994 - All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling held an event at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The results were:
- Chaparita Asari, Suzuka Minami, Rie Tamada and Tomoko Watanabe defeated Commando Boirshoi, Hikari Fukuoka, Fusayo Nouchi and Hiroumi Yagi, when Minami pinned Yagi.
- WWWA World Midgets' Champion Little Frankie defeated Tsunokake to retain the title.
- Kyoko Kamikaze defeated Kumiko Maekawa in the fifth round of a Kickboxing match.
- Carol Midori and Eagle Sawai defeated Reggie Bennett and AJW Champion Kaoru Ito, when Sawai pinned Ito.
- Megumi Kudo defeated Infernal Kaoru.
- UWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda defeated Harley Saito and Jen Yukari, when Mita pinned Yukari, to retain the title.
- Cutie Suzuki and WWWA World Tag Team Champion Takako Inoue defeated Devil Masami and AJW Junior Champion Candy Okutsu, when Inoue pinned Okutsu.
- Chigusa Nagayo and Toshiyo Yamada defeated Sakie Hasegawa and Mariko Yoshida, when Nagayo made Hasegawa submit.
- IWA World Women's and WWWA World Tag Team Champion Manami Toyota defeated All Pacific Champion Kyoko Inoue to win the title. This began Toyota's second reign and ended Inoue's second reign.
- Yumiko Hotta and Dynamite Kansai defeated Akira Hokuto and WWWA World Champion Aja Kong, when Kansai pinned Hokuto.

1996 - The WWF "Xperience" was held at the Canadian National Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario. 21,211 fans attended the show. The results were:
- The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas) defeated The New Rockers (Leif Cassidy and Marty Jannetty), when Phineas pinned Cassidy.
- Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Bob Holly.
- Savio Vega defeated Justin Bradshaw in a Caribbean Strap match.
- José Lothario defeated Jim Cornette.
- Steve Austin defeated Marc Mero by countout.
- Sycho Sid defeated Vader in a Lumberjack match. The Toronto Argonauts were the lumberjacks.
- Faarooq defeated Aldo Montoya.
- The British Bulldog and Owen Hart defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Bart and Billy) by countout. The Gunns retained the title.
- The Undertaker defeated Mankind in a Casket match.
- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Goldust in a Ladder match to retain the title.

1996 - ECW held "Natural Born Killaz" at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results:
- Mikey Whipwreck besiegt Little Guido.
- Rob Van Dam besiegt Doug Furnas.
- Louie Spicolli besiegt Devon Storm.
- The Dudleys (Big Dick and Buh-Buh Ray) besiegen D-Von Dudley and Axl Rotten.
- Lori Fullington besiegt Lady Alexandra.
- Terry Gordy besiegt Brian Lee in a Badstreet match.
- Taz and Tommy Dreamer fought to a draw.
- Pitbull #2 and The Sandman besiegen Shane Douglas and Raven.
- The Gangstas (New Jack and Mustapha Saed) defeated The Eliminators (Kronus and Saturn) in a Steel Cage Weapons match to retain the title.

1998 - "WCW Monday Nitro" won this week of the Monday Night War, with a 5.22 (hours of 5.52, 4.94 and 5.21) rating. "WWF RAW is WAR" came in second with a 4.72 (hours of 4.91 and 4.52) rating.

"Nitro" was live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The results:
- Wrath pinned Mike Enos after a pumphandle slam.
- Dean Malenko defeated Kaz Hayashi by submission with the Texas Cloverleaf.
- Konnan defeated Jim Neidhart by submission with the Tequila Sunrise.
- Steve McMichael pinned Sick Boy after a Tombstone piledriver.
- Scott Norton (with Vincent) pinned Rick Fuller after a powerbomb.
- Lex Luger defeated Brian Adams (with Vincent) by submission with the Torture Rack.
- WCW World Television Champion Chris Jericho fought Curt Hennig to a time-limit draw to retain the title.
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart's defense against Booker T never got underway due to Stevie Ray attacking Booker.
- Kevin Nash and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg fought The Giant and Hollywood Hulk Hogan to a no-contest.

"RAW is WAR" was live from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The results were:
- Ken Shamrock defeated Dan Severn by disqualification when Steve Blackman interfered.
- Kurrgan (with Golga, Luna, Sable and Silva) defeated Marc Mero by disqualification when Mero low-blowed Kurrgan.
- The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) defeated Southern Justice (Mark Canterbury and Dennis Knight), when Road Dogg pinned Knight after Gunn hit a piledriver.
- Kane (with The Undertaker) fought Mankind to a no-contest in a Hell in a Cell match, after Steve Austin came in from under the ring and attacked Kane. Undertaker tried to pursue by climbing to the top of the cage and trying to break through, which he does, but Vince McMahon raised the cage.
- Val Venis defeated Taka Michinoku (with Kyoko and Yamaguchi-San) by disqualification when Triple H hit Val with a chair, then hits Taka.
- X-Pac defeated Gangrel by disqualification when Jeff Jarrett came in and hit X-Pac with his guitar.
- Bart Gunn defeated Bradshaw by knockout in round one to win the Brawl for All Tournament and $75,000. Runner-up Bradshaw left with $25,000.

1998 - Sumie Sakai defeats The Bloody for the Jd' Junior Title in Tokyo, Japan, ending Bloody's second reign.

1999 - The WWF taped its first episode of "SmackDown!" at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. There had been a prior special "SmackDown!" which aired on April 29, but this was the first episode of the series. This was also the WWF's first event in Kemper Arena since Owen Hart's death at May 23's "Over the Edge". "SmackDown!" aired on UPN on August 26, and got a 5.7 rating. The results were:
Dark matches:
- Kurt Angle pinned The California Kid.
- Edge (with Christian) pinned Matt Hardy (with Jeff Hardy) after a spear.
- D-Lo Brown defeated Hardcore Holly (with Crash Holly) by disqualification, when Crash prevented the cover after D-Lo had hit the Sky High.
- Val Venis pinned WWF European Champion Mark Henry with the Money Shot.
- Gangrel pinned Chaz (with Marianna) after a DDT after Chaz ran into Marianna on the apron.
SmackDown!:
- Billy Gunn pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett (with Debra and Miss Kitty) with a roll-up.
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Big Show & The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) and Kane & X-Pac, when Show pinned X-Pac after a chokeslam, to retain the title. Undertaker did commentary for the match and made Show defend the title by himself in a showing of tough love.
- The Big Bossman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow, after hitting Snow in the head with his nightstick, to win the title. This began Bossman's third reign and ended Snow's second.
- Road Dogg defeated Chris Jericho by disqualification after Jericho powerbombed him through a table.
- Shane McMahon pinned Mankind after Triple H hit Mankind int he leg with a chair.
- Tori defeated WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a non-title Evening Gown match.
- WWF Champion Triple H pinned The Rock to retain the title after referee Shawn Michaels hit Sweet Chin Music on Rock as he was in motion for the People's Elbow, and Triple H hit a Pedigree.

2000 - Taiyo Rojo defeats Pirate Wizard Viking in Tokyo, Japan to win the vacant DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Title.

2000 - Crowbar defeats Big Dick Dudley in Wildwood, New Jersey to become the first NWA New Jersey Hardcore Champion. At the same show, Yoshiko Tamura defeats Nicole Bass to become the first NWA Pacific Women's/NEO Champion.

2000 - Gino Martino defeats champion Trooper Gilmore, Zach Mason, Nemesis and Jaime Paine in Somerville, Massachusetts for the NWA New England Brass Knuckles Title. Also at that show, Luis Ortiz and Jason Rumble defeat The Millennium Killaz (Gino Martino and Muhammad the Butcher) to win the NWA New England Tag Team Title.

2001 - Da Hit Squad (Monsta Mack & Mafia) defeat champions J.T. Jobber & Mikey Whipwreck and Youth Gone Wild (Dixie & Insane Dragon) for the Jersey All Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title at "The Aftermath" in Bayonne, New Jersey. In the very next match, Dixie won the vacant JAPW New Jersey State Title in a 20-man battle royal.

2001 - Monster Zeta Mandora and Takehiro Murahama defeat Infinity (Black Buffalo and Tsubasa) for the Osaka Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan.

2001 - Jacey North defeats Lando Williams to win the NWA New England Television Title in Melrose, Massachusetts.

2002 - ROH held "Honor Invades Boston" at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield, Massachussetts. The results were:
- The Amazing Red defeated Quiet Storm.
- Chris Divine and The S.A.T. (Joél and José Maximo) defeated Special K (Brian XL, Dixie and Izzy (with Elax)).
- ROH Heavyweight Champion Low Ki defeated Chris Divine.
- The Christopher Street Connection (Buff-E and Mase (with Allison Danger)) defeated Dunn and Marcos.
- Scoot Andrews defeated Mike Tobin (with Danny Drake).
- Xavier defeated Scoot Andrews.
- Michael Shane (with Bio-Hazard) defeated Paul London (with Rudy Boy Gonzales).
- American Dragon and Donovan Morgan fought to a 15-minute time-limit draw.
- Da Hit Squad (Mafia and Monsta Mack) defeated The Carnage Crew (DeVito and Loc) in a Boston Massacre match.
- Bio-Hazard (with Michael Shane) defeated Don Juan.
- Alex Arion defeated Maverick Wild.
- The Natural Born Sinners (Boogalou and Homicide) defeated James Maritato and Tony Mamaluke.
- Mark Briscoe defeated Jay Briscoe.
- ROH Heavyweight Champion Low Ki defeated A.J. Styles to retain the title.

2002 - Ricky Murdock defeats Don Brodie for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title in Greenville, Mississippi, ending Brodie's third reign and beginning Murdock's third reign.

2002 - Tommy Knoxville defeats T.J. Richter in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to win the vacant NWA New England Junior Heavyweight Title.

2002 - 3PW held "Babes, Belts & Blood" at Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show featured an eight-man tournament to crown the promotion's first Heavyweight Champion. The results:
Quarterfinals:
- Gary Wolfe defeated Joey Matthews.
- Christian York defeated The Blue Meanie.
- Rocco Rock defeated Chris Chetti.
- Danny Doring defeated Devon Storm.
Semifinals:
- Gary Wolfe defeated Danny Doring.
- Christian York defeated Rocco Rock.
Finals:
- Gary Wolfe defeated Christian York to become the first 3PW Heavyweight Champion.
Non-tournament:
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Dusty Rhodes in a three-way match.

2002 - Fidel Sierra defeats Wilfredo Alejandro for the WWC Television Title in Coamo, Puerto Rico. At the same event, Ricky Santana wins his second WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title from Rico Suave, ending his second reign.

2002 - El Lobo defeats Chicano to win the IWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, to begin his second reign. At the same event, Kevin Kelly (Nailz) defeats Huracán Castillo for the IWA World Hardcore Title, ending Castillo's ninth reign. Kelly lost the title right back to Castillo, to begin his 10th reign.

2003 - WWE held its 16th-annual "SummerSlam" pay-per-view before 17,113 fans at Phoenix, Arizona's America West Arena. The show got a 0.94 buyrate. The results were:
Sunday Night Heat matches:
- Matt Hardy defeated Zach Gowen by forfeit, due to injuries to Gowen caused by Brock Lesnar a few days earlier on "SmackDown!".
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio pinned Shannon Moore with the West Coast Pop to retain the title.
Pay-per-view matches:
- World Tag Team Champions La Résistance (René Duprée and Sylvain Grenier) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von (with Spike)) to retain the title. Duprée pinned D-Von after a ringside photographer hit D-Von with his camera. The cameraman was revealed to be the newly-debuted Rob Conway.
- The Undertaker pinned A-Train (with Sable) after a chokeslam.
- Shane McMahon pinned Eric Bischoff in a No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere match after a flying elbowdrop through the Spanish announce table.
- WWE United States Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit, Rhyno and Tajiri in a Fatal Four-Way match, by pinning Rhyno after a frog splash to the back. to retain the title.
- WWE Champion Kurt Angle defeated Brock Lesnar by submission with the ankle lock to retain the title.
- Kane pinned Rob Van Dam in a No Holds Barred match after a tombstone piledriver on the ring steps.
- World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber match to retain the title. Jericho pinned Nash with a roll-up after Sweet Chin Music from Michaels. Goldberg pinned Orton after a spear. Goldberg pinned Michaels after a spear and Jackhammer. Goldberg pinned Jericho after a spear and Jackhammer, following a spear through the plexiglass exterior of one of the internal chambers. Triple H pinned Goldberg after hitting him in the head with a sledgehammer.

2003 - Jaime Koeppe was crowned the winner of the first WWE Diva Search contest, which was held on the WWE's website. Unlike in future years, the winner was featured in a photo spread in WWE Magazine rather than winning a WWE contract.

2003 - The very first "Ballpark Brawl" event was held at Dunn Tire Park in Buffalo, New York. The results:
- Little Louie defeated King Sleazy.
- A.J. Styles defeated Kid Kash.
- Trinity defeated Traci Brooks.
- Jimmy Snuka defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
- Disco Inferno defeated Norman Smiley.
- Jeff Jarrett and Sabu defeated Disco Inferno and Raven.

2003 - Ryuji Ito defeats Kintaro Kanemura in Kanagawa, Japan for the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title.

2003 - Atlantis defeats Kendo Kashin to win Michinoku Pro Wrestling's Masked Man League tournament.

2003 - Cerebro Negro defeats Fantasy in Naucalpan, Mexico for the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Title, to begin his second reign.

2003 - Mr. Excellent defeats The Dragon for the Italian Championship Wrestling Northern Title at "La Legge Del Più Forte" in Gabicce Mare, Italy.

2003 - Bjørn Sem defeats Byron Lawless for the Norwegian Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title in Oslo, Norway.

2005 - Osamu Namiguchi defeats Filoso in Nagano, Japan to win the Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX version of the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title.

2007 - The "NWA Pro Wrestling Summit" is held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The results were:
- Human Tornado and Babi Slymm defeated Mikey Nicholls and T.J. Perkins.
- Incognito and Sicodelico, Jr. defeated Hardkore, Inc. (Aaron Aguilera and Al Katrazz).
- Damien Wayne defeated NWA North American Heavyweight Champion Dru Onyx to win the title.
- The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) defeated Rob Conway and Peter Goodman (with Andrew Hellman).
- Cassandro defeated Cobra II.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Real American Heroes (Karl Anderson and Joey Ryan (with C. Edward Vander Pyle)) defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix Star and Zokre) in a Steel Cage match to retain the title.
- Ricky Vega defeated Cassidy O'Brien.
- Electro Shock and Sagrada defeated El Dandy and Misterioso.
- Glamour Boy Shane defeated Billy Kidman by disqualification.
- LA Park and Rayman defeated Blue Demon, Jr. and Nicho El Millonario (Psicosis).

2007 - ROH held "Caged Rage" at the Expo Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The results:
Pre-show:
- Bobby Dempsey defeated Ernie Osiris.
- Daizee Haze defeated Candice LaRae.
- Mitch Franklin defeated Pelle Primeau to win the ROH Top of the Class Trophy.
Main show:
- Chris Hero defeated Hallowicked.
- Jimmy Jacobs defeated Rhett Titus.
- Nigel McGuinness defeated Delirious (with Shane Hagadorn), Adam Pearce and B.J. Whitmer in a Four Corner Survival match.
- The Resilience (Austin Aries, Matt Cross and Erick Stevens) defeated Jason Blade, Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards.
- Bryan Danielson defeated Pac.
- ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima defeated Brent Albright and Claudio Castagnoli in a three-way Elimination match to retain the title.
- Roderick Strong defeated Jack Evans in a Steel Cage match.
- ROH World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) defeated El Generico and Kevin Steen in a Steel Cage match to retain the title.

2007 - OVW held an event at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. The results were:
- The Next Generation Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart and Harry Smith (with Nattie Neidhart)) defeated Ramón Loco and Mr. Strongko.
- OVW Women's Champion ODB defeated Katie Lea to retain the title.
- Vladimir Kozlov defeated Johnny Jeter.
- Colt Cabana defeated OVW Television Champion Shawn Spears in a Best-of-Three Falls match, 2-1. However, due to Cabana winning one fall by countout, Spears retained the title.
- The James Boys (K.C. and Kassidy) defeated OVW Southern Tag Team Champions Chris Cage (subbing for T.J. Dalton) and Jamin Olivencia to win the title, beginning their third reign.
- OVW Heavyweight Champion Michael W. Kruel defeated Eugene to retain the title.

2007 - Cremator defeats champion Scotty Mac and Moondog Manson in a three-way match in Surrey, British Columbia to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Hardcore Title.

2007 - Aggravated Assault (Malice and Mayhem) defeated TNT (Johnny Dynamite and Brandon Nitro) in a Tables match in Covina, California at "No Excuses" for the Empire Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title.

2010 - WWE releases Serena.

2010 - ROH announces the Briscoes. Adam Cole and Mike Bennett have signed deals with the promotion.

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