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This Day In Wrestling History – July 12th‏



Events

In 1992, WCW’s The Great American Bash, held in Albany, Georgia, was the last GAB until 1995. The event featured a one-night, 7-team tournament to crown new NWA World Tag Team Champions

– Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeat Nikita Koloff & Ricky Steamboat to advance to the tag team tournament final
– Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeat Hiroshi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto (subbing for the injured Akira Nogami) to advance to the tag team tournament final
– Big Van Vader defeats Sting to win the WCW World Title
– Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeat Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles

In 1998, WCW Bash at the Beach was held in San Diego, California

– Eddy Guerrero defeats Chavo Guerrero Jr in a Hair vs Hair Match
– Rey Misterio Jr defeats Chris Jericho to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title. The belt was returned to Jericho the following night as Dean Malenko had interfered in the match
– Booker T defeats Bret Hart by DQ to retain the WCW Television Title
– Goldberg defeats Curt Hennig to retain the WCW World Title
– Hollywood Hogan & Dennis Rodman defeat Diamond Dallas Page & Karl Malone

Title Changes

1966 – Louie Tillet defeats Bull Curry to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1989 – Riki Choshu defeats Salman Hashimikov to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

1994 – Dan Kroffat defeats Masanobu Fuchi to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

1999 – on Nitro, Hulk Hogan defeats Randy Savage to win the WCW World Title

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Bradshaw to Justin Credible, to Spike Dudley, to The Big Show and back to Bradshaw

Birthdays

Happy birthday to AWF owner Ric Drasin (67), former WWE and WCW Cruiserweight Champion Gregory ‘Hurricane’ Helms (37), former WWE, UFC and IWGP Champion Brock Lesnar (34), one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Rene Goulet (79), current ROH Television Champion El Generico (27) and Mexican star El Alebrije (39)


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