This Day In Wrestling History – August 20th

Aug 20, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Events

In 2006, WWE Summerslam was held in Boston, Massachusetts

– The Big Show defeats Sabu in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the ECW World Title – Hulk Hogan defeats Randy Orton – Ric Flair defeats Mick Foley in an I Quit Match – Batista defeats King Booker by DQ (Booker retains the World Heavyweight Title) – D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeat Vince & Shane McMahon – Edge defeats John Cena to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1968 – The Spoiler defeats Grizzly Smith to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1969 – Johnny Valentine defeats Jose Lothario to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1976 – Seigfreid Steinke defeats Rocky Johnson to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1987 – Kuniaki Kobayashi defeats Nobuhiko Takada to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1996 – Lord Steven Regal defeats Lex Luger to win the WCW Television Title

2003 – Michael Shane defeats Chris Sabin & Frankie Kazarian in the first ever Ultimate X Match to win the TNA X-Division Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current WWE developmental wrestler and part-time announcer Byron Saxton (31) and former WWF wrestler Tori (45)

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