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This Day In Wrestling History – July 10th‏



Trivia

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

Events

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

Birthdays

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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