This Day In Wrestling History – June 26th‏

Jun 26, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2007 – FCW promotes it’s first show as WWE’s new development territory


In 2005, WWE Vengeance, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a Raw-exclusive event, though it did feature Smackdown superstar Kurt Angle. At this point, Raw had both World Champions on it’s roster, however, 4 days later, Batista was drafted to Smackdown, taking the World Heavyweight Title with him

– on Heat, The Hurricane & Rosey defeat The Heart Throbs (Romeo & Antonio) to retain the World Tag Team Titles
– Carlito defeats Shelton Benjamin to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Shawn Michaels defeats Kurt Angle
– John Cena defeats Christian & Chris Jericho in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Title
– Batista defeats Triple H in a Hell In A Cell Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1987 – Frankie Lancaster & Eric Embry defeat The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1992 – The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat Big, Bad & Dangerous (Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles. Also, El Samurai defeats Jushin Liger to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2001 – on Smackdown, Albert defeats Kane in a No-DQ Match to win the WWF Intercontinental Title


Happy birthday to Four Horsemen manager JJ Dillon (69), 2-time WCW Tag Team Champion Mark Jindrak (34), ChickFight VIII winner Wesna Busic (28), former WWWF wrestler, now famed trainer Larry Sharpe (60), WWE NXT host Matt Striker (37) and 5-time Mexican Womens Champion (3 CMLL and 2 AAA) Lady Apache (41)

In Memoriam

On this day in 1992, the wrestling world lost the first ever WWWF Champion ‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Rogers at the age of 71. Rogers ‘retired’ from the ring shortly after losing the title to Bruno Sammartino, but made continued to make occasional appearances for JCP and WWF amongst others. A comeback match against Buddy Landel was announced for early 1992, however, the promotion (TSWA) went bankrupt and the match never took place. Later that year, Rogers broke his arm, suffered a series of strokes and was put on life support, dying not long after

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