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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today In Wrestling History (August 31st)

Title Changes for August 31st

1945 – Ted Cox defeats Nature Boy Buddy Rogers to win the Texas Heavyweight Championship
1950 – Don Eagle defeated Gorgeous George to win the AWA (Ohio) World Heavyweight Championship
1951 – Art Neilson & Jack Steel defeated Farmer Jones & Al Massey to win the NWA Southern (Georgia) Tag Team Championship
1968 – Jose Lothario & Joe Scarpa defeated Professor Boris Malenko & Handsome Johnny Valentine to win the NWA Southern (Florida) Tag Team Championship
1968 – Verne Gagne defeated Dr. X (Dick Beyer) to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship
1973 – Mr. Wrestling II defeated Cowboy Bill Watts to win the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
1979 – Ole Anderson &"The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff defeat Stan "The Lariat" Hansen & "Wildfire" Tommy Rich to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship

1983 – Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Bruiser Brody to win the NWA International (Japan) Heavyweight Championship

1986 – Eddie Gilbert & Sting defeated The Fantastics to win the vacant UWF World Tag Team Championship
1987 – Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Don Bass in a Hair vs.Title Cage match to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship for the 51st time
1987 – Ted Arcidi won a Battle Royal to win the vacant WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
1996 – Jamie Dundee defeated Wolfie D. to win the USWA Television Championship
1997 – PG-13 defeated Steven Dunn & Flash Flanagan to win the USWA World Tag Team Championship. This would be the final reign for the championship before the USWA closed in November 1997
1997 – Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shinya Hashimoto to win the NJPW IWGP Heavyweight Championship
2002 – El Dandy defeated Perro Aguayo, Jr. to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship


US Tag Team Champions
Tom Zenk and Brian Pillman
Won the Belts Feb 12th 1990 in a tournament final over 
The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin)
 in Rainsville, AL.    
Held the belts 96 days until May 19th 1990, lost to 
The Midnight Express (Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton) 
at the WCW PPV event Capital Combat in Washington DC.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tag Team Match of the Day

WWF World Tag Team Titles

August 30th 1999
Monday Night RAW
Boston, MA

The Unholy Alliance
(Undertaker and Big Show)
The Rock N Sock Connection
(The Rock and Mankind)

Today in Wrestling History (August 28th)

August 28th 2000

Kevin Nash defeats Booker T for the WCW World Heavyweight Title 
Monday Nitro 
Las Cruces, New Mexico.

(give a big assist to Jeff Jarrett and Vince Russo....this is a reminder of why WCW was unwatchable in its final years)

Wrestling Magazine Cover of the Day

February 1998

World Championship Victories - WWE Top 10

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PWI 1998 Most Hated Wrestler

Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Achievement Award 1998

Most Hated Wrestler

"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan