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Today’s History Lesson—August 2nd

8/2/1992—Ron Simmons defeats Big Van Vader, to become the first African-American WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

8/2/1998—WWF “Sunday Night Heat” debuts on the USA Network.

8/2/1999—Monday Night War Ratings:  WWF “Raw Is War” gets a 5.9 rating, while WCW “Nitro” scores a 3.1 rating.

8/2/2000—WWF Champion “The Rock” gives a speech at the Republican National Convention.

8/2/2005—WWE “Raw” airs it’s 636th episode, passing “Gunsmoke” for the most original episodes of any weekly ficitional program.

8/2/2008—Brent Albright defeats Adam Pearce, to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, at Death Before Dishonor VI.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS:
-David Hart Smith (born 1986)
-Happy belated birthday to WWE referee Mike Chioda (born 8/1/1964)

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