This Day In Wrestling History – August 25th


Image result for the road warriors vs crusher and baron von raschke1984 – The Road Warriors would win their very first AWA Tag Team Championship against Crusher and Baron von Raschke




Image result for sting vs steve austin us title1991 – Sting would defeat “Stunning” Steve Austin in the finals of a 1 night tournament to win the vacated WCW United States Championship. You can watch the match in the video at the top of this article!


1997 – Arn Anderson would announce his in-ring retirement on WCW Monday Nitro following a neck injury that left him having difficulty doing the most basic tasks. He would hand off his spot in The Four Horsemen to his Enforcer, Curt Hennig.

Image result for summerslam 20022002 – Shawn Michaels would return to the ring against Triple H in his first match in WWE since Wrestlemania XIV in 1998. After weeks of build, Eric Bischoff would announce this match was an Unsanctioned Street Fight. Shawn Michaels would go on to win the match and return to WWE full-time.



Image result for summerslam 20022002: SummerSlam from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY
– Sunday Night Heat: Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards
– Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio
– Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho
– Edge defeated Eddie Guerrero
– The Un-Amercians (Lance Storm and Christian) (c) defeated Booker T and Goldust to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Benoit (c) to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
– The Undertaker defeated Test
– Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H in a Unsanctioned Street Fight
– Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated The Rock (c) to win the WWE Undisputed Championship

2003: Raw from Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ
– Trish Stratus defeated Gail Kim
– Mark Henry & Rodney Mack (w/ Theodore Long) defeated Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak
– La Resistance (Rene Dupree & Sylvain Grenier) & Rob Conway defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Spike Dudley)
– Randy Orton (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Maven (w/ Shawn Michaels)
– Christian (c) defeated Jerry Lawler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
– Chris Jericho vs. Shane McMahon ended in a no contest

2005: Smackdown from Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
– Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton, Jr.) defeated Hardcore Holly
– Heidenreich defeated Joey Mercury (w/ Johnny Nitro & Melina) by DQ
– The Mexicools (Psicosis & Super Crazy) (w/ Juventud) defeated Booker T & Christian (w/ Sharmell)
– Ken Kennedy defeated Funaki
– Batista, Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio defeated Eddie Guerrero, John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan

2006: Smackdown from Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA
– Dark Match: 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Rene Dupree
– Mr. Kennedy defeated Matt Hardy
– Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) defeated Tatanka
– Paul London (w/ Brian Kendrick) defeated KC James (w/ Idol Stevens & Michelle McCool) by DQ
– Kristal defeated Jillian
– Vito defeated Sylvan
– Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated Finlay, King Booker & William Regal (w/ Queen Sharmell) in a Three On Two Handicap Match

2008: Raw from Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA
– CM Punk defeated John Bradshaw Layfield
– Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella)
– Primo Colon defeated Charlie Haas
– Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase defeated Jerry Lawler & Jim Duggan
– Santino Marella (c) defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
– Batista defeated Kane via disqualification

2014: Raw from Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
– Rusev defeated Jack Swagger by KO
– Cesaro defeated Rob Van Dam to become the #1 Contender for the WWE United States Championship
– Paige defeated Natalya
– Stardust and Goldust defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) by Count Out
– Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Mizdow
– Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins & Kane by DQ
– Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) defeated Slater Gator (Heath Slater & Titus O’Neil)
– Bo Dallas defeated Kofi Kingston
– John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt (w/ Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) by DQ
– John Cena, Mark Henry & Big Show defeated The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)


Image result for regis philbin with vince mcmahonRegis Philbin – Longtime talk show and game show host since the 1960’s. He was a Guest host of Monday Night Raw on May 2nd, 2011. He was also an interviewer on camera at Wrestlemania VII with The Undertaker and Paul Bearer backstage (Right)



Ivan “The Russian Bear” Koloff (1942 – February 18th, 2017) – Wrestled across multiple promotions during his career



Crash Holly (1971 – November 6th, 2003) – WWF/E wrestler and member of The Hollies with Hardcore Holly, follower of Mattitude, and TNA wrestler



Kylie Rae (1992) – Wrestler currently signed to AEW


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