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This Day In Wrestling History – July 6th



Events

In 1997, WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede was held in Calgary, Canada

– Mankind fought Hunter Hearst Helmsley to a double countout
– The Great Sasuke defeats Taka Michinoku
– The Undertaker defeats Vader to retain the WWF Title
– The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, The British Bulldog & Brian Pillman) defeat Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust & The Legion Of Doom (Hawk & Animal) in a 10-Man Tag Team Match

Title Changes

1982 – Killer Khan defeats Junkyard Dog in the final of a tournament to win the vacant MSW Louisiana Title

1985 – Tito Santana defeats Greg Valentine in a Cage Match to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1991 – The Miracle Violence Connection (Steve Williams & Terry Gordy) defeat Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1997 – El Samurai defeats Jushin Liger to win the J-Crown

1998 – on Nitro, Goldberg defeats Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Title

2002 – The WWE Hardcore Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Bradshaw to Steven Richards, to Crash Holly, to Christopher Nowinski and back to Bradshaw

2004 – on Smackdown, Billy Kidman & Paul London defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

2007 – Ryusuke Taguchi defeats Minoru to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Today would have been the birthday of (what is now) WWE co-founder Vince McMahon Sr (99) and 6-time NWA Light Heavyweight Champion Ray Mendoza (84)



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