This Day In Wrestling History – August 24th


1994 – WCW broadcasted Clash of Champions XXVIII from the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. This event was significant as it would be the very first time Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair would meet up in the ring for a singles match on broadcast television. The main event between the two competitors drew (at the time) a record 4.12 million viewers, with 2.75 million viewers watching the whole event.

Other notable notes from the Clash would feature Steve Austin losing the WCW United States Championship to Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. This would be Ricky’s final match until 2009 due to suffering a career ending back injury during the match.

1999 – The first episode WWF Smackdown was taped from the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo

2015 – The Dudley Boys returned to WWE on Raw for the first time since being released in 2005 due to budget cuts


1998: Raw from Corestates Center in Philadelphia, PA
– Ken Shamrock defeated Dan Severn via DQ
– Kurrgan (w/ Sable, Luna, & The Oddities) defeated Marc Mero (w/ Jackie) via DQ
– The New Age Outlaws (The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) defeated Southern Justice (Dennis Knight & Mark Canterbury)
– Kane (w/ The Undertaker) vs. Mankind ended in a no contest in a Hell in a Cell match
– Val Venis vs Taka Michinoku ended in a no contest
– X-Pac defeated Gangrel via DQ
– Bart Gunn defeated Bradshaw via TKO in the Brawl for All Final

2000: Smackdown from New Orleans Center in New Orleans, LA
– Rikishi defeated The Goodfather (w/ Bull Buchanan & Steven Richards)
– Chyna, Eddie Guerrero & Steve Blackman defeated T&A (Albert & Test) & Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus)
– The Undertaker defeated D-Generation X (The Road Dogg & X-Pac)
– Perry Saturn (w/ Terri Runnels) (c) defeated Al Snow in WWF European Title Match
– Chris Jericho & The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) defeated Chris Benoit, Christian & Edge
– Lita & The Rock defeated Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley by DQ

2003: SummerSlam from America West Arena in Phoenix, AZ
– Sunday Night Heat: Matt Hardy defeated Zach Gowen via forfeit
– Sunday Night Heat: Rey Mysterio (c) defeated Shannon Moore to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
– La Résistance (René Duprée and Sylvain Grenier) (c) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) (w/ Spike Dudley) to retain the World Tag Team Championship
– The Undertaker defeated A-Train (with Sable)
– Shane McMahon defeated Eric Bischoff in a Falls Count Anywhere match
– Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Chris Benoit, Rhyno and Tajiri in a Fatal Four-Way Match to retain the WWE United States Championship
– Kurt Angle (c) defeated Brock Lesnar to retain the WWE Championship
– Kane defeated Rob Van Dam in a No Disqualification match
– Triple H (c) defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton and Kevin Nash in a Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship

2007: Smackdown from Colonial Center in Columbia, SC
– Dark Match: Johnny Jeter defeated Matt Anoai
– Dark Tag Team Match: Festus & Jesse defeated Dave Taylor & Paul Burchill
– Chuck Palumbo defeated Chris Masters
– Chavo Guerrero defeated Funaki by referee decision
– Jamie Noble defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
– Deuce & Domino (w / Cherry) (c) defeated Eugene & Shannon Moore
– Mark Henry defeated Brad Allen
– Batista vs. Finlay ends in No Contest

2009: Raw from Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
– The Miz defeated Santino Marella
– Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes defeated Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly & Mickie James in a Six Woman Tag Team Match
– Mark Henry & Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Chris Jericho & The Big Show
– Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero by DQ in a Boxing Match
– D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) & Vince McMahon defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Ted DiBiase) in a Six Man Tag Team No DQ Match

2010: NXT from Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
– Dark Match: Lucky Cannon & Percy Watson defeated Eli Cottonwood & Husky Harris
– Cody Rhodes defeated Montel Vontavious Porter

2012: Smackdown from Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA
– Dark Match: Ted DiBiase defeated Jack Swagger
– Ryback defeated Jinder Mahal
– Layla defeated Alicia Fox
– Heath Slater defeated Sin Cara
– Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler by DQ
– Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Epico & Primo
– Alberto Del Rio defeated Randy Orton in a World Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Match
– Dark Match: John Cena defeated The Big Show in a No Disqualification Match

2015: Raw from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
– The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (w/ Xavier Woods) defeated Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara)
– Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose defeated Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper by DQ
– Team Bella (The Bella Twins & Alicia Fox) defeated PCB (Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch)
– Ryback, Dolph Ziggler (w/ Lana), Cesaro & Randy Orton defeated Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Rusev (w/ Summer Rae) & The Big Show

2016: NXT from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
– Tye Dillinger defeated Wesley Blake
– The Authors of Pain (Rezar & Akam) (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne)


Vince McMahon (1945) – Owner, Chairman, and CEO of WWE and XFL




Rocky Johnson (1944) – First African-American team to win WWF World Tag Team Championship with Tony Atlas. Father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson





Tino Sabbatelli (1983) – NXT Superstar