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This Day In Wrestling History – July 25th‏



Events

In 1999, WWF Fully Loaded was held in Buffalo, New York

– Jeff Jarrett defeats Edge to win the WWF Intercontinental Title, thus becoming the first 5-time Intercontinental Champion
– The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeat The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & Michael Hayes in a Handicap Match to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
– D’Lo Brown defeats Mideon to win the WWF European Title
– The Big Boss Man defeats Al Snow to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– Road Dogg & X-Pac defeat Mr Ass & Chyna to win the rights to the ‘D-Generation X’ name
– Triple H defeats The Rock in a Strap Match
– Steve Austin defeats The Undertaker in a First Blood Match to win the WWF Title. As a result, Vince McMahon is no longer permitted to appear on WWF television

Title Changes

1966 – Tony Borne defeats Louie Tillet to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1977 – Captain USA defeats Bruiser Brody to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – Johnny Mantell defeats Wahoo McDaniel to win the vacant MSW Louisiana Title

1981 – Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton defeat Ed Wiskowski & Mike George to win the TSW Tag Team Titles

1983 – Jimmy Garvin defeats Kevin von Erich to win the vacant WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1988 – Steve & Shaun Simpson defeat John Tatum & Jack Victory to win the WCCW Texas Tag Team Titles

1997 – Gary Albright & Steve Williams defeat Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2004 – Atlantis & Blue Panther defeat Los Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

2011 – Rey Mysterio defeats The Miz in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWE Title, though John Cena would defeat him later in the show to win the title. Throughout all this, CM Punk is also champion, as he ‘left the company’ with the title around one week previously

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 2-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt (31), Japanese female legend Jaguar Yokota (51), former AAA World Champion El Zorro (37) and former WWE and IWGP Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki (38)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time World Heavyweight Champion Whipper Billy Watson (97)

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