This Day In Wrestling History – August 21st‏

Aug 21, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1997, the final WCW Clash of the Champions (XXXV) was held in Nashville, Tennessee

– Steve McMichael defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW United States Title
– Alex Wright defeats Ultimo Dragon to win the WCW Television Title
– Chris Jericho defeats Eddy Guerrero to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Scott Hall & Randy Savage defeat Diamond Dallas Page & Lex Luger

In 2005, WWE Summerslam was held in Washington DC

– Chris Benoit defeats Orlando Jordan to win the WWE United States Title
– Rey Mysterio defeats Eddie Guerrero in a Ladder Match to win custody of Dominic (Mysterio’s real life son)
– Kurt Angle defeats Eugene to regain his Olympic Gold Medal
– Randy Orton defeats The Undertaker
– John Cena defeats Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Title
– Batista defeats JBL in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Hulk Hogan defeats Shawn Michaels

Title Changes

1961 – Corsica Joe defeats Oni Wiki Wiki to win the TSW Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight Title

1962 – Verne Gagne defeats Mr M to win the AWA World Title

1965 – The Crusher defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Title

1972 – Tom Jones & Ken Mantell defeat The Continental Warriors (Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente) to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1979 – Dusty Rhodes defeats Harley Race to win the NWA World Title

1987 – Al Perez defeats Kevin von Erich to win the WCCW World Heavyweight Title

2000 – on Raw, Lita defeats Stephanie McMahon with The Rock as special guest referee to win the WWF Womens Title. Also, Shane McMahon defeats Steve Blackman to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2001 – Jerry Lynn defeats Low Ki & AJ Styles in a 3-Way Ladder Match to win the TNA X-Division Title

2001 – Lex Lovett defeats Mike Thunder to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

2009 – Alex Koslov defeats Extreme Tiger to win the AAA Cruiserweight Title


Happy birthday to former WWE wrestler Nathan Jones (42) and one-time WWF competitor Keith Hart (60)

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