This Day In Wrestling History – July 24th


In 2005, WWE’s The Great American Bash was a Smackdown-exclusive PPV held in Buffalo, New York

– on Heat, Paul London defeats Nunzio to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– The Legion of Doom (Animal & Heidenreich) defeat MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Orlando Jordan defeats Chris Benoit to retain the WWE United States Title
– Rey Mysterio defeats Eddie Guerrero
– JBL defeats Batista by DQ (Batista retains the World Heavyweight Title)

Title Changes

1967 – Bruno Sammartino & Spiros Arion defeat The Sicilians (Lou Albano & Tony Altimore) to win the WWWF Tag Team Titles

1983 – Magnum TA & Jim Duggan defeat Ted DiBiase & Mr Olympia to winthe MSW Tag Team Titles

1987 – Sensational Sherri defeats The Fabulous Moolah to win the WWF Womens Title

1991 – Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa defeat The Miracle ViolenceConnection (Steve Williams & Terry Gordy) to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1996 – Kenta Kobashi defeats Akira Taue to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title. Also, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeats Masanobu Fuchi to win the AJPW JuniorHeavyweight Title

1996 – Jerry Lawler defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1996 – The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

1999 – Edge defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2000 – Lance Storm defeats Big Vito to win the WCW Hardcore Title

2001 – Chris Kanyon is awarded the WCW United States Title by Booker T & Stephanie McMahon. Later in the show, Kurt Angle defeats Booker T to winthe WCW World Title


Happy birthday to one-time NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Lex Lovett(38), UK star Zack Sabre Jr (26) and former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (38


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About Craig Watford

I graduated form Sheffield Hallam University with 2.1 in Journalism Studies in 2010. I am mainly interested in writing about sports with my favourite sport being football(soccer). I have watched wrestling religiously since I was about 8-9 years old. My favourite match of all time is Austin vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 17.

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