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This Day In Wrestling History – August 18th‏



Events

In 1993, WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV was held in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event featured the infamous debut of The Shockmaster

– Arn Anderson & Paul Roma defeat Steve Austin & Lord Steven Regal (replacing the injured Brian Pillman) to win the NWA & WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Johnny B Badd defeats Maxx Payne in a Mask vs Guitar Match (Badd won Payne’s guitar)
– Ricky Steamboat defeats Paul Orndorff to win the WCW Television Title
– Big Van Vader defeats Davey Boy Smith to retain the WCW World Title

In 1996, WWF Summerslam was held in Cleveland, Ohio

– on the Free For All show, Steve Austin defeats Yokozuna (the top rope broke in this match when Yoko attempted a Banzai Drop)
– The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart) defeat The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip), The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy) & The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas) in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Mankind defeats The Undertaker in a Boiler Room Brawl
– Shawn Michaels defeats Vader to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1982 – Mike Sharpe Jr defeats Killer Khan to win the MSW Louisiana Title

1991 – Cien Caras defeats Konnan el Barbaro to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Title

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title is passed from Tommy Dreamer to Shawn Stasiak, to Steven Richards and back to Dreamer

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time WWF Tag Team Champion Tom Prichard (54)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2005, the wrestling world lost one-time CZW Tag Champion Chri$ Ca$h aged just 23. Ca$h came through the CZW Academy under Jon Dahmer and would go on to wrestle his entire career with the promotion, as well as a few indy appearances in various promotions. He briefly challenged for the CZW Junior Heavyweight Title in 2003, but would have to wait another year before winning his one and only professional wrestling championship, as he teamed with Sexxxy Eddy, Nate Webb and JC Bailey to defeat The BLK-OUT to win the CZW Tag Team Titles. Ca$h was scheduled to compete for the Ultraviolent Underground Title, but injuries suffered in a car accident forced him out of the match, and he wouldn’t return before he died in a motorcycle accident. He was a passenger on his cousin’s bike when a car turned in front of them. The bike hit the passenger side of the car square on, both riders were thrown from the bike and both died at the scene of their injuries. The driver of the car also later died on his way to hospital. CZW has held the Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show every year since.



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