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This Day In Wrestling History – August 27th‏



Trivia

1994 – ECW withdraws from the NWA

Events

There have been 3 WWF Summerslam events on this day

In 1990, Summerslam was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– The Texas Tornado defeats Mr Perfect to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeat Demolition (Crush & Smash) in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Hulk Hogan defeats Earthquake
– The Ultimate Warrior defeats Rick Rude in a Cage Match to retain the WWF Title

In 1995, Summerslam was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

– Barry Horowitz defeats Skip (Horowitz wins! Horowitz wins!)
– Bertha Faye defeats Alundra Blayze to win the WWF Womens Title
– The Undertaker defeats Kama in a Casket Match
– Shawn Michaels defeats Razor Ramon in a Ladder Match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Diesel defeats King Mabel to retain the WWF Title

In 2000, Summerslam was held in Raleigh, North Carolina

– Chyna & Eddie Guerrero defeat Val Venis & Trish Stratus. Chyna pins Stratus to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Steve Blackman defeats Shane McMahon to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– Chris Benoit defeats Chris Jericho in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
– Edge & Christian defeat The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) in the first ever TLC Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– The Undertaker fought Kane to a no contest as Kane left the ring area before the match got underway after being unmasked by Taker
– The Rock defeats Kurt Angle & Triple H in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1958 – Rikidozan defeats Lou Thesz to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1982 – Killer Khan defeats Mr Olympia to win the MSW Mississippi Title

1994 – Having just won the NWA World Title, Shane Douglas throws down the belt in favour of the ECW World Title. Also, Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck defeat The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, The Hurricane defeats Matt Hardy to win the WWF European Title

2005 – Nigel McGuinness defeats Samoa Joe to win the ROH Pure Title

Birthdays

happy birthday to former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali (39), WWE Hall of Famer Sgt Slaughter (63), former JCP booker George Scott (82), 2-time WWF/E Womens Champion Jazz (38) and now-retired 2007 Best of the Super Juniors winner Milano Collection AT (35)

In Memoriam

One year ago today, the wrestling world lost one-time USWA Womens Champion and former WWF wrestler/manager Luna Vachon at the age of 48. Since her WWF departure in 2000, Luna had competed all over the world, winning several Womens Championships as she did so. She competed in her retirement match back in 2007 against Traci Brooks, after which, she became a tow truck driver. In 2009, her house burned down, destroying nearly all her wrestling and personal memorabilia. She moved into her mother’s house, passing away there the following year of an accidental overdose.


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