Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/11) Vengeance, Victory Road, JR Makes BBQ & Young Bucks Gone


One-time AWA World Champion ‘The Destroyer’ Dick Beyer turns 83 today.

One-time WCW Tag Team Champion Butch Reed turns 59 today.

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Tyson Kidd  turns 33 today.

1961: Gene Kiniski defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title.

1983: Chris Adams defeated The Mongol to win the WCCW Television Title.

1987: Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff to win the NWA United States Title.

1999: WCW Bash At The Beach was held at the National Car Rental Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 13,624 were in attendance and here are the results:

* Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Disco Inferno 

* Rick Steiner defeated Van Hammer to retain the WCW Television Title 

* David Flair (with Samantha (Torrie Wilson), Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Double D.) defeated Dean Malenko to retain the WCW United States Title 

* The No Limit Soldiers (Rey Mysterio Jr., Konnan, Swoll, & Brad Armstrong) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Bobby Duncum Jr., Curt Hennig, Kendall & Barry Windham) in an Elimination Match 

* Fit Finlay won a Junkyard Invitational Match to win the WCW Hardcore Trophy (Defeated: Jerry Flynn, Ciclope, Johnny Grunge, Hak, Horace Hogan, La Parka, Hugh Morrus, Lord Steven Regal, Rocco Rock, Silver King, Squire Dave Taylor, Mikey Whipwreck 

* The Jersey Triad (Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, & Chris Kanyon) defeated Perry Saturn & Chris Benoit to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles 

* Buff Bagwell (with Judy Bagwell) defeated Roddy Piper (with Ric Flair) in a Boxing Match with Mills Lane as special guest referee

* Randy Savage & Sid Vicious (with Madusa & Miss Elizabeth) defeated Kevin Nash & Sting (with Gorgeous George). Savage pinned Nash to win the WCW World Title

2004: WWE Vengeance was a Raw-exclusive event held at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut. 7,000 were in attendance and here are the results:

* Rhyno & Tajiri defeated Garrison Cade & Jonathan Coachman 

* Batista defeated Chris Jericho 

* La Resistance (Robert Conway & Sylvain Grenier) defeated Ric Flair & Eugene via DQ to retain the World Tag Team Titles 

* Matt Hardy (with Lita) defeated Kane in a No-DQ Match

* Edge defeated Randy Orton to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

* Victoria defeated Molly Holly 

* Chris Benoit defeated Triple H to retain the World Heavyweight Title

2007: Jim Ross opened Jr’s BBQ.

2007: WWE released referee Chris Kay.

2009: Brock Lesnar defeated Frank Mir in the second round of their UFC 100 main event in Las Vegas, becoming the undisputed UFC champion.

2010: TNA Victory Road was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida.

* Douglas Williams defeated Brian Kendrick in an Ultimate X & Submission Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title  

* Brother Ray defeated Brother Devon & Jesse Neal in a 3-way Match 

* Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne in a Title vs Career Match to win the TNA Knockouts Title 

* AJ Styles & Kazarian defeated Samoa Joe & Rob Terry 

* Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan in a Cage Match

* Jay Lethal defeated Ric Flair 

* The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeated Beer Money Inc. (James Storm & Robert Roode) to win the vacant TNA World Tag Team Titles 

* Kurt Angle defeated “Pope” D’Angelo Dinero

* Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, & Abyss in a 4-Way Match to retain the TNA World Title

2011: The Young Bucks were released by TNA. 

2011: Sting defeated Mr. Anderson to win the TNA World Title.

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