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This Day In Wrestling History– August 13th



Trivia

2000 – Kensuke Sasaki won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Manabu Nakanishi in the final

2010 – WWE Diva Tiffany (Taryn Terrell) was suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment after an incident in San Jose, California at the hotel WWE had booked talents into, according to numerous sources within the company.  The incident, which WWE sources claim was a domestic issue between Terrell and husband Drew McIntryre, led to police being called to the scene. There are conflicting reports over whether Terrell was arrested by the San Jose PD. Terrell, who was scheduled to wrestle that Sunday at the Summerslam PPV, was sent home by WWE management after the incident.  WWE did not publicly acknowledge the suspension or any potential change to the PPV, but Terrell was removed from the match & later released by the company

2010 – Jushin Liger won the CMLL Universal Championship Tournament, defeating La Sombra in the final

Events

In 1993, SMW Hot August Night in Mo-Town was held at East High School, in Morristown, Tennessee. With an attendance of 500:

– The Dirty White Boy defeated Bobby Blaze
– The Mongolian Stomper defeated Kevin Sullivan in a Mongolian Death Match
– Tim Horner defeated Chris Candido in a Baby Bottle Match
– Ron & Don Harris defeated The Rock n’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton to retain the SMW Tag Team Titles in a NO DQ Match
– Tracy Smothers defeated Brian Lee via DQ (as a result Lee retained the SMW Title
– Scott, Steve, & Bob Armstrong defeated Jim Cornette & The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Pritchard) via DQ in a 6-man tag team match

In 1994, ECW Hardcore Heaven was held at the ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an attendance of 1,000:

– Hack Myers defeated Rockin’ Rebel
– Chad Austin defeated Tommy Cairo
– Jason defeated Mikey Whipwreck to win the ECW Television Title
– Jimmy Snuka & The Tazmaniac defeated The Pitbulls (#1 & #2)
– 911 defeated Mr. Hughes
– The Sandman defeated Tommy Dreamer via DQ in a Singapore Cane Match
– The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Axl & Ian Rotten to retain the ECW Tag Team Titles in a Base Brawl Match
– Sabu defeated Too Cold Scorpio
– Cactus Jack fought Terry Funk to a no contest

In 2000, WCW New Blood Rising was held at Pacific Coliseum, in Vancouver, Canada. With an attendance of 6,614. This was the 1st & only PPV to bear this name:

– 3 Count (Evan Karagias, Shannon Moore, & Shane Helms) (with Tank Abbott) defeated The Jung Dragons (Jamie-San, Yun Yang, & Kaz Hayashi)
– Ernest Miller defeated The Great Muta
– Buff Bagwell defeated Kanyon in a Judy Bagwell on a Forklift Match
– KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) defeated The Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo), The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire & Mark Jindrak), & The Misfits In Action (General Rection & Corporal Cajun) in a Four Corners Match with Rey Misterio Jr., Disqo, & Tygress as special guest referees to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Billy Kidman defeated Shane Douglas (with Torrie Wilson) in a Strap Match
– Major Guns defeated Ms. Hancock in a Mud Rip Off the Clothes Match
– Sting defeated The Demon
– Lance Storm defeated Mike Awesome in a Canadian Rules Match with Jacques Rougeau as special guest referee to retain the WCW United States Title
– The Dark Carnival (Vampiro & The Great Muta) defeated KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Kevin Nash defeated Scott Steiner (with Midajah) & Goldberg in a Triple Threat Match
– Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett to retain the WCW World Title

In 2005, ROH Punk: The Final Chapter was held at the Frontier Fieldhouse, in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. With an attendance of 1,200. This was CM Punk’s final appearance for Ring of Honor:

– Nigel McGuinness defeated Alex Shelley (with The Embassy), Matt Sydal (with Daizee Haze), & Delirious in a 4 Corners Survival Match
– Chad Collyer defeated Ace Steel
– Austin Aries defeated Jimmy Rave (with The Embassy)
– Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal defeated The Rottweilers (Low Ki & Homicide) via DQ
– BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Spanky & James Gibson to retain the ROH World Tag Team Titles
– Roderick Strong defeated Matt Hardy
– Colt Cabana defeated CM Punk in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match

In 2006, TNA Hard Justice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. With an attendance of 900. During the event, pyrotechnics caused a fire in the roof of the Impact Zone which forced a temporary evacuation of the building. The fire was quickly put out & the event resumed with just 1 match cancelled:

Pre-Show Matches:
– Ron Killings defeated A-1
– Cassidy Riley & Sonjay Dutt defeated Jimmy Jacobs & El Diablo
Hard Justice:
– Eric Young defeated Johnny Devine
– Chris Sabin defeated Alex Shelley (with Kevin Nash & Johnny Devine)
– Abyss (with James Mitchell) defeated Brother Runt
– Samoa Joe defeated Rhino & Monty Brown in a 3-Way Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Gail Kim defeated Sirelda
– Senshi defeated Petey Williams & Jay Lethal in a 3-Way Dance to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels defeated The Latin American Exchange (Homicide & Hernandez) (with Konnan) to retain the NWA Tag Team Titles
– Jeff Jarrett (with Scott Steiner) defeated Sting (with Christian Cage) to retain the NWA World Title

Also in 2006, New Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Tokyo, Japan:

– Satoshi Kojima defeated Koji Kanemoto
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Giant Bernard
– Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto
– Riki Choshu, Manabu Nakanishi, & Akebono defeated Masa Chono, Yoshihiro Takayama, & Milano Collection AT
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Satoshi Kojima to win the G1 Climax Tournament

In 2011, CZW A Tangled Web 4 iPPV was held at The Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an attendance of 270:

– Chrisjen Hayme defeated Latin Dragon, Derek Frazier, Hy-Zaya, Pinkie Sanchez, Ty Hagen, Ryan McBride, & tHURTeen in a CZW Wired TV Title #1 Contendership 2 Ring Aerial Assault Match
– Alex Reynolds fought Azrieal & Kit Osbourne to a no contest
– Bandido Jr. & Azrieal defeated The Runaways (Ryan Slater & Joe Gacy), The Set (J-Sin & Lance Lude), & BLK OUT (Alex Colon & Ruckus) to become the #1 contenders for the CZW Tag Team Titles in a 4 Way Tag Team Match
– The Nigerian Nightmares (Saifu & Maifu) defeated Greg Excellent in a 2 on 1 Handicap Match
– Sami Callihan defeated BJ Whitmer
– Matt Tremont defeated Rory Mondo in an Ultraviolent Tables Match
– Devon Moore defeated BLK Jeez to retain the CZW World Heavyweight Title in a Lumberjack Strap Match
– Scotty Vortekz defeated Drake Younger in a 2-ring Circus Death Match

Title Changes

1984 – Jake Roberts defeated Chris Adams to win the WCCW Television Title

1998 – on Thunder, Bret Hart defeated Lex Luger to win the WCW United States Title in Fargo, North Dakota

1999 – The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) defeated Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, Jeff Hardy defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2006 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura defeated Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2011 – Jay Lethal defeated El Generico to win the ROH Television Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 2-time AWA Tag Team Champion ‘Jumping’ Jim Brunzell (65), former WWF & WCW wrestler Chad Fortune (47), & former ECW & WWF Tag Team Champion Spike Dudley (44)

In Memoriam

The wrestling world has lost 3 personalities on this day:

Firstly, in 2005, one-time WWWF US Tag Team Champion Chris Tolos died of cancer at the age of 75. Tolos was a regular in Canada in the 50′s before venturing south of the border in the following decade. He & brother John became 1 of the best tag teams of their time, some would say of all time, winning championships all across North America. It is said that Tolos could have become a breakout singles star, but he chose to stay near his home in Hamilton, Ontario to take care of his aging mother & disabled sister

Secondly, former AJPW, WWF and WCW Tag Team Champion Brian ‘Crush’ Adams died of a suspected drug overdose (the official cause has never been made public) aged 44. Adams 1st discovered wrestling while stationed in Japan with the US Army & later trained under Antonio Inoki. He returned to the US in 1986 to compete for Pacific Northwest Wrestling in Portland, where he became a 2-time tag &  singles champion. This PNW run sandwiched a brief WWF spell as Crush, the 3rd member of Demolition. In 1992, Adams left PNW for good to return to the WWF, this time competing as ‘Kona Crush’, a surfing Hawaiian character. He was with the promotion for 5 years, but failed to achieve anything of note (short of being jailed for buying steroids), & left the company in 1997, in protest to the Montreal Screwjob. The following year, he turned up in WCW, debuting as a member of the nWo before becoming The KISS Demon & later, one half of the successful KroniK tag team, who won 2 WCW Tag Team Titles. Upon the buyout of WCW, KroniK began appearing in the WWF, but were released towards the end of the year after ‘a series of lackluster performances’. Adams continued to compete in Japan before a back injury forced his in-ring retirement in 2003. He worked as a bodyguard for Randy Savage during his attempted musical career & also had plans to open a franchise of Marc Mero’s BodySlam health club before his death

Finally, in 2010, 3-time World Tag Team Champion Lance Cade real name Lance McNaught, was found dead of heart failure, aged just 29. Cade trained at the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in San Antonio alongside Bryan Danielson, now known as WWE’s Daniel Bryan. In 1999, he was sent to Japan for further training at FMW, during which time he faced such names as Balls Mahoney & Super Crazy. In 2001, he was signed to a WWF development deal and was initially assigned to Memphis, before quickly relocating to HWA. During the Invasion angle, there was a similar scenario being played out in HWA, featuring lower card WCW wrestlers facing WWF developmental competitors. Cade joined the ‘Invasion’, teaming with Mike Sanders to win the HWA Tag Team Titles before the angle abruptly ended. In 2003, Cade was reassigned again, this time to OVW, only to debut on the main roster in June of that year. He initially teamed with Mark Jindrak before an injury forced him off TV for over a year. In August 2005, he re-debuted, this team teaming with Trevor Murdoch and over the next 3 years, won 3 WWE Tag Team Titles. In 2008, after a brief angle with Chris Jericho, Cade was released from his WWE contract amid rumors of drug abuse. He competed across North America & Japan for the rest of his career, including another brief spell in WWE developmental before being found dead at his home. The former Shawn Michaels Academy (now the Texas Wrestling Academy) held a tribute show in his honor

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