Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/20) Final Great American Bash, WCW Title Changes & Much More!


One-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion Mike Sanders turns 44 today. 

Current WWE star Adam Rose turns 34 today.

1963: Verne Gagne defeated The Crusher to win the AWA World Title

1973: Jack Brisco defeated Harley Race to win the NWA World Title

1998: Scott Hall & The Giant defeated Sting & Kevin Nash to win the WCW Tag Team Titles on Nitro. 

1998: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.0 to 4.7 in the ratings.

1998: Former AWA & NWA Women’s Champion June Byers died at the age of 76. 

1998: Bret Hart defeated Diamond Dallas Page to win the WCW United States Title on Nitro. 

2008: WWE Great American Bash was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York. 12,454 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated John Morrison & The Miz, Jesse & Festus, & Finlay & Hornswoggle in a Fatal Four Way Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles 

* Shelton Benjamin defeated Matt Hardy to win the WWE United States Title

* Mark Henry (with Tony Atlas) defeated Tommy Dreamer (with Colin Delaney) to retain the ECW World Title
* Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels

* Michelle McCool defeated Natalya to become the 1st WWE Diva’s Champion 

* CM Punk fought Batista to a double-DQ after Kane attacked both men. 

* JBL defeated John Cena in a New York City Parking Lot Brawl 

* Triple H defeated Edge to retain the WWE Title

2009: ZZ Top guest hosted WWE Monday Night Raw

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