Today In Pro Wrestling History (6/13) The Bash, ECW Is Back! X Division Title Born & More


Former Million Dollar Champion Mike ‘Virgil/Vincent’ Jones turns 52 today.

One-time WWF Tag and Hardcore Champion Headbanger Thrasher turns 45 today.

Former WWF Intercontinental and Tag Champion Jacques ‘The Mountie’ Rougeau turns 54 today.

1982: ‘High Chief’ Peter Maivia lost his battle with cancer aged just 45.

NWA Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush was held at the McAllister Field House in Charleston, South Carolina. 4,100 were in attendance to see The Junkyard Dog defeated Ric Flair via DQ (Flair retains the NWA World Title)

1993: The very first WWF King of the Ring PPV was held at the Nutter Center, in Dayton, Ohio. 6,500 were in attendance to see Bret Hart won the King of the Ring Tournament, defeating Bam Bam Bigelow in the final. This also marked the final appearance in the WWF for Hulk Hogan.

1999: WCW’s The Great American Bash was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. 11,672 were in attendance to see  Kevin Nash defeated Randy Savage via DQ to retain the WCW World Title.

2002: NWA-TNA announced plans to debut the X-Division title.

2004: The final WWE Bad Blood event was held at the Nationwide Arena, in Columbus, Ohio. 9,000 were in attendance to see Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels in a Hell In A Cell Match.

2006: Paul Heyman awards the revived ECW World Title to Rob Van Dam.

2006: ECW airs on Syfy for the first time. This also marked the debut of Kelly Kelly.

2009: Austin Aries defeated Jerry Lynn, & Tyler Black in a 3-Way Elimination Match to win the ROH World Title.

2010: TNA Slammiversary VIII was in the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. 1,100 were in attendance to see Rob Van Dam defeated Sting to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title in the main event.

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