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This Day In Wrestling History – July 26th‏



Events

In 1998, WWF Fully Loaded: In Your House was held in Fresno, California

– The Disciples of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball) defeat LOD 2000 (Hawk & Animal)
– Owen Hart defeats Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon Match with Dan Severn as special guest referee
– The Rock fought Triple H to a time limit draw in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Undertaker & Steve Austin defeat Kane & Mankind to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

In 2005, AJPW Heavy Fighting Yoyogi was held in Tokyo, Japan

– Mazada defeats Nosawa Rongai in a Loser Leaves All Japan Match
– Toshiaki Kawada defeats Kazushi Miyamoto
– Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima defeat Shuji Kondo & Brother Yasshi to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
– Taiyo Kea, Jamal, TAKA Michinoku & Masahiro Chono defeat Taru, Giant Bernard, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli
– Satoshi Kojima defeats Keiji Muto to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Title

In 2008, ROH New Horizons was held in Detroit, Michigan

– Nigel McGuinness defeats Claudio Castagnoli to retain the ROH World Title
– Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji defeat Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki
– Bryan Danielson defeats Tyler Black

In 2009, WWE Night Of Champions

– Chris Jericho & The Big Show defeat The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr) to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles
– Christian defeats Tommy Dreamer to win the ECW Title
– Kofi Kingston defeats MVP, The Miz, Carlito, Jack Swagger & Primo in a Six-Pack Challenge Match to retain the WWE United States Title
– Michelle McCool defeats Melina to retain the WWE Womens Title
– Randy Orton defeats Triple H & John Cena in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Title
– Mickie James defeats Maryse to win the WWE Divas Title
– Rey Mysterio defeats Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Jeff Hardy defeats CM Punk to win the World Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1968 – Fritz von Erich defeats Spoiler #1 to win the vacant WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – Greg Valentine defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title. However, the title change is not recognized by current WWE Title Histories

1986 – Dusty Rhodes defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA World Title

1991 – Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat defeat Billy Black & Joel Deaton to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, D’Lo Brown defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Bradshaw to Raven, to Justin Credible, to Shawn Stasiak and back to Bradshaw

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 4-time USWA Heavyweight Champion Tommy Rich and ROH Triple Crown Champion Roderick Strong (29)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former ECW Tag and Television Champion ‘Pitbull #2′ Anthony Durante (45)

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6 Responses

  1. Daniel says:

    No world title match at Fully Loaded 98 and only 4 matches?

  2. Daniel says:

    Okay so I guess no world title match, I’m guessing Austin or Undertaker would have been champ at the time, don’t remember…but if you’re going to post the cards, post the whole card:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fully_Loaded:_In_Your_House

  3. Jamie says:

    @Daniel – I have never posted whole cards in this column, only the major matches. I do this to keep the column as short as possible, so it is easier and quicker for people to read. The way I see it, if someone is interested in an event, they will look up more information themselves just as you have done. Also, to answer your question, Austin was indeed champion at the time

  4. SSE Hitman says:

    Has anybody else noticed when reading these wwe cards from years back that every stupid 24/7 hardcore match that they had.the champ coming in always won the title back at the end..how lame that was??

  5. Ed says:

    @Daniel Them winning the tag titles was build towards Taker v. Austin at SummerSlam 98 for the WWF Title.

  6. MulkeyMania says:

    Fritz defeated The Spoiler on June 3rd for the vacant American Heavyweight Championship.

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