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This Day In Wrestling History – June 20th‏



Events

In 1992, WCW Beach Blast was the first of only 2 Beach Blast events. It was held in Mobile, Alabama

– Scotty Flamingo defeats Brian Pillman to win the WCW Light Heavyweight Title
– Sting defeats Cactus Jack in an Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Ricky Steamboat defeats Rick Rude in an Iron Man Match
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) fought The Miracle Violence Connection (Terry Gordy & Steve Williams) to a time-limit draw to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles

In 2010, the first WWE Fatal Four Way PPV was held in Uniondale, New York

– Kofi Kingston defeats Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Alicia Fox defeats Eve, Gail Kim & Maryse in a Fatal Four Way Match to win the WWE Divas Title
– Rey Mysterio defeats Jack Swagger, CM Punk & The Big Show in a Fatal Four Way Match to win the World Heavyweight Title
– The Miz defeats R-Truth to retain the WWE United States Title
– Sheamus defeats John Cena, Randy Orton & Edge in a Fatal Four Way Match to win the WWE Title

Title Changes

1977 – Bill Watts defeats Stan Hansen with Pat O’Connor as special guest referee to win the vacant TSW North American Title

1981 – Don Muraco defeats Pedro Morales to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1987 – Barry Windham defeats Black Bart in the final of a tournament to become the first UWF Western States Heritage Champion

1997 – The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) defeat Kronus in a Handicap Match to win the ECW Tag Team Titles. Kronus’ partner Saturn was injured and could not compete

2000 – on Smackdown, Rikishi defeats Chris Benoit to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2005 – on Raw, Carlito defeats Shelton Benjamin to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2009 – Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Manabu Nakanishi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Koko B Ware (54), UK indy star Bubblegum (27), Japanese hardcore star and former AJPW All Asia Tag Champion Mr Gannosuke (43) and TNA personality Don West (48)


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