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This Day In Wrestling History – August 21st‏



Events

In 1997, the 35th and final WCW Clash of the Champions 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

In 2009, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in Ciudad Madero, Mexico

– Alex Kozlov defeats Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero & Teddy Hart in an Elimination Match to win the AAA Cruiserweight Title
– Los Wagnermaniacos (Silver King, Electroshock & Ultimo Gladiator) defeat La Parka, Marco Corleone & Octagon
– Charly Manson defeats Chessman in a Street Fight
– Billy Boy lost a Hair vs Mask Cage Match to Faby Apache, Sexy Star & Aero Star, so was forced to shave his head
– Dr Wagner Jr defeats El Mesias & Cibernetico in a Cage Match to retain the AAA Heavyweight Title

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

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE wrestler Nathan Jones (43), 3-time WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres (29) and former WWF bit-parter Keith Hart (61)

Also, today would have been the birthday of famed women’s wrestler Judy Grable (78)



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