Today In Pro Wrestling History (6/28) Mankind Falls, Steve Austin Wins WWF Title, Weird ECW Event


One-time WWE Tag Team Champion Jon Heidenreich turns 42 today. 

1997: Chris Jericho defeated Syxx to win the WCW Cruiserweight title

1997: ECW holds a show called Orgy of Hardcore in Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena. The main event saw Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeat the Sandman and Tommy Dreamer. 

1998: WWF King of the Ring PPV was held in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. There were 17,000 in attendance to see The Undertaker throw Mankind off the hell in a cell and Kane defeating Steve Austin in a first blood match to win the WWF Title. 

1999: Steve Austin defeated the Undertaker to win the WWE Title on Raw. 

2009: WWE The Bash was held in front of 11,946 fans in Sacramento, CA. The main event saw Randy Orton defeated Triple H in a 3 stages of hell match to retain the WWE title. 

2012: Bad Influence defeated Kurt Angle & AJ Styles to win the TNA Tag Team Titles.

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