This Day In Wrestling History – August 29th


Image result for summerslam 19881988 – WWF would broadcast the very first SummerSlam on this date. This would solidify the name of the Big Four Events, including WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble.


Image result for summerslam 19921992 – WWF would broadcast their very first International PPV as SummerSlam was held in London, England. The broadcast would not be aired, however, until August 31st in the United States. An astounding 80,335 would show up for this event, making it one of the largest international WWF/E events in history. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Washington DC, however, WWF changed their mind to hold it in London as they noticed the popularity of WWF increasing overseas. The original plan for the main event was to have Shawn Michaels go over on Bret Hart to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship, but with the change in venue, WWF decided to have the main event be between Bret Hart and British Bulldog. Due to the tape delay, this event holds not only one of the largest attended events in WWF/E history, but one of the lowest buy rates in their PPV history with only 280,000 ordering.

2012 – Seth Rollins would defeat Jinder Mahal to become the first ever NXT Champion following the NXT Gold Rush Tournament




Image result for summerslam 19881988: SummerSlam from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
– The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) fought The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacque and Raymond) to a time limit draw (20:00)
– Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera
– Rick Rude defeated The Junkyard Dog
– The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) (w/ The Baron) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov and Nikolai Volkoff) (w/ Slick)
– The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man (c) (w/ Jimmy Hart) to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship
– Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchie Martin) defeated Don Muraco
– Demolition (Smash and Ax) (c) (w/ Mr. Fuji and Jimmy Hart) defeated The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championship
– The Big Boss Man (w/ Slick) defeated Koko B. Ware
– Jake Roberts defeated Hercules
– The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated The Mega Bucks (Ted DiBiase & André the Giant) (w/ Bobby Heenan and Virgil) (w/ Jesse Ventura as Special Guest Referee)

Image result for summerslam 19921992: SummerSlam from Wembley Stadium in London, England
– Dark Match: Jim Duggan & The Bushwhackers (Butch) & Luke) defeated The Mountie & The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) (w/ Jimmy Hart)
– Dark Match: Papa Shango defeated Tito Santana
– Dark Match: Tatanka defeated The Berzerker (w/ Mr. Fuji)
– Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Money Inc. (w/ Jimmy Hart)
– Nailz defeated Virgil
– Shawn Michaels (w/ Sensational Sherri) fought Rick Martel to a double countout
– The Natural Disasters defeated The Beverly Brothers (w/ The Genius) to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
– Crush defeated Repo Man
– The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage by Countout in a WWF Championship match
– The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Kamala (w/ Harvey Wippleman & Kim Chee) by disqualification
– The British Bulldog (w/ Lennox Lewis) defeated Bret Hart (c) to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship

Image result for summerslam 19941994: SummerSlam from United Center in Chicago, IL
– Dark Match: Adam Bomb defeated Kwang
– Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster (w/ Ted DiBiase) defeated The Headshrinkers (Fatu and Samu) (w/ Afa and Lou Albano) by DQ
– Alundra Blayze defeated Bull Nakano (w/ Luna Vachon) for the WWF Women’s Championship
– Razor Ramon (w/ Walter Payton) defeated Diesel (w/ Shawn Michaels) for the WWF Intercontinental Championship
– Tatanka defeated Lex Luger
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Mabel (w/ Oscar)
– Bret “The Hitman” Hart defeated Owen Hart in a steel cage match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
– The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated “The Undertaker” (w/ Ted DiBiase)

2002: SmackDown from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
– Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge with the frog splash after blocking the spear with a steel chair
– D-Von Dudley pinned John Cena
– Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rico with the 619 and the Frankensteiner into a roll up
– Rikishi pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick to the face
– Shannon Moore (w/ The Hurricane) pinned Tajiri (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia)
– Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via submission with the Crippler Crossface
– WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match by blocking the Twist of Fate and hitting the F5
– The Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle by pinning Benoit with the powerbomb.

2005: RAW from St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL
– The Big Show defeated Buck Quartermain & Steve Madison in a Two On One Handicap Match
– Victoria defeated Ashley
– Edge vs. Matt Hardy in a Street Fight ended in a no contest
– Tyson Tomko defeated Rosey (w/ The Hurricane)
– Carlito & Chris Masters defeated Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels

2006: ECW from Sovereign Center in Reading, PA
– Hardcore Holly defeated Rob Van Dam via disqualification
– CM Punk defeated Stevie Richards
– Paul Heyman defeated Sabu in an Extreme rules match

2008: SmackDown from Melon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
– R-Truth defeated Kenny Dykstra
– Maryse & Natalya defeated Michelle McCool & Maria
– Jeff Hardy defeated Montel Vontavious Porter
– Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder vs. Festus & Jesse ended in a no contest
– Brie Bella defeated Victoria
– Triple H defeated Shelton Benjamin
– Dark Match: Triple H defeated The Great Khali

2011: Raw from BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
– Dark Match: Alex Riley defeated Drew McIntyre
– Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero)
– CM Punk defeated The Miz via DQ
– Sin Cara defeated Jack Swagger
– Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) (c) defeated David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve Torres)
– John Cena & Sheamus defeated Christian & Mark Henry

2012: NXT from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
– Camacho & Hunico defeated Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton
– Big E. Langston defeated Jake Donovan
– Seth Rollins defeated Jinder Mahal in the NXT Title Gold Rush Tournament Final Match

2014: SmackDown from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA
– Dark Match: Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) defeated Heath Slater & Titus O’Neil
– Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt (w/ Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) by DQ
– Seth Rollins defeated Rob Van Dam
– Paige defeated Emma by Submission
– Rusev (w/ Lana) defeated Jack Swagger in a Submission match
– Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso) defeated Stardust (w/ Goldust)
– Sheamus defeated Damien Mizdow
– Mark Henry, Roman Reigns & The Big Show defeated The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)

2016: Raw from Toyota Center in Houston, TX
– Chris Jericho defeated Neville by submission
– Nia Jax defeated Hyan
– Sami Zayn defeated Jinder Mahal
– The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) & Bayley (w/ Xavier Woods) defeated Gallows, Anderson & Dana Brooke in a Mixed Tag Team Match
– Sheamus [2] defeated Cesaro [0] by submission in a Best Of Seven Series Match #2
– Braun Strowman defeated Americo
– Darren Young (w/ Bob Backlund) defeated Titus O’Neil
– Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins, Big Cass & Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match to win the vacant WWE Universal Championship

2017: SmackDown from Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR
– Dark Match: Naomi defeated Carmella
– Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
– AJ Styles (c) defeated Tye Dillinger by submission to retain the WWE United States Championship
– Bobby Roode defeated Mike Kanellis (w/ Maria Kanellis)
– Aiden English defeated Sami Zayn
– The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (w/ Xavier Woods)
– Tamina (w/ Lana) defeated Tina Stock
– Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton defeated Rusev & Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers)

2018: NXT from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
– Dakota Kai defeated Aliyah
– Keith Lee defeated Luke Menzies
– The Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong) (w/ Kyle O’Reilly) defeated Pete Dunne & Ricochet


Image result for stan hansen“The Lariat” Stan Hansen (1949) – Former wrestler across many promotions and brands. Retired in 2001 from the ring and inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016.



Image result for sinn bodhiSinn Bodhi/Kizarny (1973) – Former WWE SmackDown Superstar and currently wrestles on the Independent Circuit



Image result for sam gradwellSam Gradwell (1991) – Current NXT UK Superstar


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