Pro Wrestling Since 1997


This Day In Wrestling History – August 22nd‏


In 1999, WWF Summerslam was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota

– Jeff Jarrett defeats D’Lo Brown to win the WWF Intercontinental and European Titles
– Al Snow defeats The Big Boss Man to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– Ivory defeats Tori to retain the WWF Womens Title
– Test defeats Shane McMahon in a Greenwich Street Fight
– The Undertaker & The Big Show defeat X-Pac & Kane to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Mankind defeats Steve Austin & Triple H in a Triple Threat Match with Jesse Ventura as special guest referee to win the WWF Title

Title Changes

1982 – Wahoo McDaniel defeats Sgt Slaughter to win the NWA United States Title

1992 – Mitsuharu Misawa defeats Stan Hansen to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

1997 – Maunakea Mossman defeats Yoshinari Ogawa to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

2010 – Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV defeat Ricky Marvin & Taiji Ishimori to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering (58), 10-time WCW Tag Team Champion Stevie Ray (51) and UK star Pac (25)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF wrestler Dean ‘BattleKat’ Peters (53), one-time AWA and NWA World Champion Pat O’Connor (87) and former NWA President Sam Muchnick (106)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2000, the wrestling world lost 3-time WWWF Tag Team Champion ‘Professor’ Toru Tanaka aged 70 of heart failure. Interestingly, he was given a full military funeral, as he served as a sergeant in the US Military

Post Category: News

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply



Best match at Extreme Rules?

Vote View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Grade WWE's Extreme Rules

Vote View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Should Joey Styles be inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?

Loading ... Loading ...