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This Day In Wrestling History – August 23rd‏



Events

In 2009, WWE Summerslam was held in Los Angeles, California

– Rey Mysterio defeats Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho & The Big Show) defeat Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles
– Christian defeats William Regal to retain the ECW Title
– Randy Orton defeats John Cena to retain the WWE Title
– CM Punk defeats Jeff Hardy in a TLC Match to win the World Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1977 – The Medics (1 & 2) defeat Porkchop Cash & Mike George to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1978 – Karl Krupp defeats The Lawman to win the vacant Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1993 – Masanobu Fuchi defeats Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

1999 – on Raw, Triple H defeats Mankind with Shane McMahon as special guest referee to win his first WWF Title. Also, Jeff Jarrett awards the WWF European Title to Mark Henry as a reward for his assistance against D’Lo Brown

1999 – on Nitro, The West Texas Rednecks (Barry & Kendall Windham) defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time AJPW Unified Tag Team Champion TARU (49) and former Stampede Tag Team Champion Fumihiro Niikura (56)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 3-time IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Champion JC Bailey (30)

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