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This Day In Wrestling History – June 29th‏



Events

In 2008, WWE Night Of Champions, held in Dallas, Texas, saw all 8 WWE Titles defended

– John Morrison & The Miz defeat Finlay & Hornswoggle to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Matt Hardy defeats Chavo Guerrero to retain the WWE United States Title
– Mark Henry defeats Kane & The Big Show to win the ECW Title
– The Legacy (Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes) defeat Hardcore Holly in a Handicap Match to win the World Tag Team Titles (Rhodes had won the titles with Holly, but later turned on him)
– Kofi Kingston defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Mickie James defeats Katie Lea Burchill to retain the WWE Womens Title
– Edge defeats Batista to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Triple H defeats John Cena to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1987 – Tony Atlas & Skip Young defeat Ted Arcidi & Texas Young in the final of a tournament to win the vacant Texas Tag Team Titles

1998 – on Raw, Steve Austin defeats Kane to win the WWF Title, ending Kane’s reign the night after it begun

1999 – on Raw, The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeat The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

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

2002 – Jimmy Rave defeats Rocky Reynolds & Jeremy Lopez in a 3-Way Match to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to UK legend Johnny Saint (71) and former WWE Diva Serena Deeb (26)

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3 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    It never made sense for me when it was announced that Kane would face Steve Austin in a first blood match. Kane had the mask, and a body outfit at the time, so it would have been impossible for Kane to have been made to bleed. Not the best booking idea for the WWE at the time.

  2. Wookey says:

    @Chris that was the point. In the Austin-McMahon era, vince would do anything to make sure Austin didn’t have the title.

    Do you not remember the attitude era?

  3. Big Andy says:

    Vince even knew the crowd was NOT going to like Kane going over Austin during that time. Remember the speech Vince gave that night softening up the crowd/hinting at it without directly mentioning the two?

    I think Kane lost so quickly due to outrage (from Austin’s hardcore fanbase) and/or Vince thinking “Wtf did I just do?”

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