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This Day In Wrestling History – June 28th



Events

In 1998, WWF King of the Ring was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event is famed for one of it’s main event matches which saw Mankind thrown from the top of the Hell In A Cell through the announce table and later Chokeslammed through the top of cell

– Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor) defeat Al Snow & Head in a Tag Team Match with Jerry Lawler as special guest referee
– The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) defeat The New Midnight Express (Bombastic Bob & Bodacious Bart) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Ken Shamrock wins the King of the Ring Tournament, defeating The Rock in the final
– The Undertaker defeats Mankind in a Hell In A Cell Match
– Kane defeats Steve Austin in a First Blood Match to win the WWF Title

In 2009, WWE’s The Bash was the 20th and final PPV in the Great American Bash series, which dates back to 1985 if you include the original NWA events

– Tommy Dreamer defeats Jack Swagger, Christian, Mark Henry & Finlay in a Championship Scramble Match to retain the ECW Title
– Rey Mysterio defeats Chris Jericho in a Mask vs Title Match to win the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Edge & Chris Jericho defeat The Colons (Carlito & Primo) & The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr) in a Triple Threat Match to win the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles
– Michelle McCool defeats Melina to win the WWE Womens Title
– Jeff Hardy defeats CM Punk by DQ (Punk retains the World Heavyweight Title)
– Randy Orton defeats Triple H in a 3 Stages Of Hell Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1982 – Jules & Chief Jay Strongbow defeat Mr Fuji & Mr Saito to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1997 – Chris Jericho defeats Syxx to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title

1999 – on Raw, Steve Austin defeats The Undertaker to win the WWF Title

2002 – The WWE Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt passed from Bradshaw to Shawn Stasiak, to Spike Dudley, to Steven Richards and back to Bradshaw

2008 – Taiyo Kea & Minoru Suzuki defeat Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time WWE Tag Team Champion Jon Heidenreich (43)

Also, today would have been the birthday of Mexican star Villaño I (62)

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One Response

  1. CMBurnham says:

    Today is also the birthday of Bill Dromo, who was a Georgia mainstay in the 60s & 70s, but also competed in Oklahoma and Tennessee in that time. And today would have been the birthday of Boris Malenko.

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