This Day In Wrestling History – August 22nd‏

Aug 22, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


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

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