This Day In Wrestling History – July 10th‏

Jul 10, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2007 – the word ‘Smackdown’ is added to Webster’s Dictionary


In 1988, NWA’s The Great American Bash, held in Baltimore, Maryland, marked the return to the original format of the Bash after 2 years of tour-based events. It was the first Bash to air on PPV

– Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard fought Sting & Nikita Koloff to a time-limit draw to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeat The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) to win the NWA United States Tag Team Titles
– Barry Windham defeats Dusty Rhodes to retain the NWA United States Title
– Ric Flair defeats Lex Luger to retain the NWA World Title

Title Changes

1967 – The Sicilians (Lou Albano & Tony Altimore) defeat Spiros Arion & Arnold Skaaland to win the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles

1985 – Dutch Mantel defeats The Snowman by countout to win the MSW Television Title

2001 – on Smackdown, Jeff Hardy defeats Mike Awesome to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2004 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeats Jushin Liger to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to the longest-reigning WWF Light Heavyweight Champion of all time Duane ‘Gillberg’ Gill (52), former WWF, USWA and WCCW star Billy Jack Haynes (58) and one-time WWE United States Champion Orlando Jordan (38)

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