Pro Wrestling Since 1997


This Day In Wrestling History – July 9th‏


In 2000, WCW Bash At The Beach was held in Daytona Beach, Florida. This was the final BATB PPV and was also the last WCW appearance of Hulk Hogan

– Lt Loco defeats Juventud Guerrera to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Big Vito defeats Norman Smiley & Ralphus in a Handicap Match to retain the WCW Hardcore Title
– Daffney defeats Miss Hancock in a Wedding Gown Match when Hancock removed her own dress
– KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) defeat The Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Mike Awesome defeats Scott Steiner by DQ (Steiner retains the WCW United States Title, though was immediately stripped of it after the match)
– Hulk Hogan defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title. Vince Russo had ordered Jarrett to lie down for Hogan, but after the match, Russo fired Hogan and reinstated Jarrett as champion
– Goldberg defeats Kevin Nash to banish Scott Hall from WCW
– Booker T defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title

Title Changes

1963 – Bobo Brazil defeats Johnny Barend to win the WWWF United States Title

1963 – The Crusher defeats Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title

1975 – Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton defeat Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1979 – Angelo Mosca defeats Mike Sharpe Jr to win the TSW Brass Knucks Title

1986 – The Fabulous Moolah defeats Velvet McIntyre to win the WWF Womens Title

2001 – on Raw, The APA (Faarooq & Bradshaw) defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2005 – The Carnage Crew (HC Loc & Tony Devito) defeat BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the ROH Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to 3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin (37), 6-time World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash (53) and former WCW and ECW wrestler PN News (46)

Today is also the birthday of 3-time WCW Television Champion Marc ‘Johnny B Badd’ Mero, though there are conflicting sources on his age. Online World of Wrestling makes him 49, however, his own Marc Mero Bodyslam website lists him as 52. If someone is able to confirm the legitimacy of either age, I’d much appreciate it

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