Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/17): ECW, Raw, Nitro, Victory Road, Jinder Mahal, Jeremy Borash


1997: ECW Heat Wave iPPV was held at the ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,600 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Mikey Whipwreck & Spike Dudley defeated PG-13 & Jason in a Handicap Match 

* Axl Rotten defeated Tracy Smothers
* John Kronus defeated Pablo Marquez 

* Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido defeated Chris Chetti & Balls Mahoney 

* Taz defeated Lance Storm to to retain the ECW World Television Title

* Terry Funk fought Shane Douglas to a no contest to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Title 

* The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa Saed) defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the ECW Tag Team Titles in a Steel Cage Weapons Match 

* Rob Van Dam, Jerry Lawler, & Sabu defeated The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, & Rick Rude via referee stoppage in a Steel Cage Match

1999: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.3 to 3.5 in the ratings.

2009: TNA Victory Road was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida with 1,100 fans in attendance to see the following:

* Angelina Love (with Madison Rayne & Velvet Sky) defeated Tara to win the TNA Knockout’s Title

* Matt Morgan defeated Christopher Daniels
* Abyss defeated Dr. Stevie

* Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) (with Rob Terry) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles 

* Jenna Morasca (with Awesome Kong) defeated Sharmell (with Sojourner Bolt)

* Kevin Nash defeated AJ Styles in a Title vs Career Match to win the TNA Legends Title 

* The Main Event Mafia (Booker T & Scott Steiner) defeated Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles 

* Samoa Joe defeated Sting 

* Kurt Angle defeated Mick Foley to retain the TNA World Title

  • Tag team legend Robert Gibson turns 55 today.
  • Former ECW & ROH Tag Team Champion Tony Mamaluke turns 36
  • Former WWE wrestler Jinder Mahal turns 27 today.
  • TNA personality Jeremy Borash turns 39 today.

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