This Day In Wrestling History – August 15th‏

Aug 15, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1995 – Keiji Mutoh wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Shinya Hashimoto in the final

1999 – Manabu Nakanishi wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Keiji Mutoh in the final

2004 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final

2010 – Satoshi Kojima wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final


In 1996, WCW Clash of the Champions XXXIII was held in Denver, Colorado

– Rey Misterio Jr defeats Dean Malenko to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Eddy Guerrero defeats Diamond Dallas Page to win the WCW Battlebowl Trophy
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeat Sting & Lex Luger and The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) in a Triangle Match to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Ric Flair defeats Hollywood Hogan by DQ (Hogan retains the WCW World Title)

In 2004, WWE Summerslam was held in Toronto, Canada

– Kane defeats Matt Hardy in a Til Death Do Us Part Match, forcing Lita to marry Kane
– John Cena defeats Booker T in the first match of a Best of 5 series for the WWE United States Title
– Edge defeats Chris Jericho & Batista in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– JBL defeats The Undertaker by DQ to retain the WWE Title
– Randy Orton defeats Chris Benoit to win the World Heavyweight Title

In 2010, WWE Summerslam was held in Los Angeles, California

– Dolph Ziggler fought Kofi Kingston to a no contest due to interference from The Nexus (Ziggler retains the WWE Intercontinental Title)
– Melina defeats Alicia Fox to win the WWE Divas Title
– Randy Orton defeats Sheamus by DQ (Sheamus retains the WWE Title)
– Kane defeats Rey Mysterio to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Team WWE (John Cena, John Morrison, R-Truth, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan) defeat The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield & Michael Tarver) in a 14-Man Tag Team Elimination Match with Cena as the lone survivor

Title Changes

1969 – Ramon & Alberto Torres defeat The Medics (1 & 2) to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1978 – Ernie Ladd defeats Paul Orndorff to win the TSW North American Title

2009 – Mistico defeats Tiger Mask IV to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to TNA announcer Mike Tenay (57)

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