Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/22) Vince McMahon Off, Invasion ’01, Great American Bash ’07


One-time ROH Tag & TNA X-Division Champion Kenny King turns 32

Current WWE star Fandango turns 32

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels turns 48

WWE Hall of Famers The Fabulous Moolah would have turned 91

David Von Erich would have turned 56

1994: A jury found Vince McMahon not guilty of conspiracy to distribute steroids to wrestlers.

1995: Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles.

1996: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 2.6 to 2.2 in the ratings.

1997: Ultimo Dragon defeated Lord Steven Regal to win the WCW Television Title on Nitro.

2001: WWF Invasion was held at Gund Arena, in Cleveland, Ohio with 17,964 fans in attendance. 

* Edge & Christian (WWF) defeated Mike Awesome & Lance Storm (WCW) 

* Earl Hebner (WWF) defeated Nick Patrick (WCW) with Mick Foley as special guest referee 

* The APA (Faarooq & Bradshaw) (WWF) defeated The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo & Sean O’Haire) (WCW)
* Billy Kidman (WCW) defeated X-Pac (WWF) 

* Raven (ECW) defeated William Regal (WWF)

* Chris Kanyon, Shawn Stasiak, & Hugh Morrus (WCW) defeated Albert, The Big Show, & Billy Gunn (WWF)
* Tajiri (WWF) defeated Taz (ECW) 

* Rob Van Dam (ECW) defeated Jeff Hardy (WWF) to win the WWF Hardcore Title

* Trish Stratus & Lita (WWF) defeated Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler (WCW) in a Bra & Panties Match with Mick Foley as special guest referee 

* The Alliance (Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno, Bubba Ray Dudley, & D-Von Dudley) (with Paul Heyman, ECW Owner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, & WCW owner Shane McMahon) defeated The WWF (Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, & Kane) (with WWF Chairman Vince McMahon) in a 10-Man Tag Team Match. Austin defected to the Alliance during the course of the match

2002: Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy to unify the WWE European Title & the WWE Intercontinental Title on Raw. 

2007: WWE’s The Great American Bash was held at the HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California with 13,034 fans in attendance. 

* MVP defeated Matt Hardy to retain the WWE United States Title

* Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore, Funaki, & Jamie Noble in a Cruiserweight Open Match to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title

* Carlito defeated The Sandman in a Singapore Cane On A Pole Match 

* Candice Michelle defeated Melina to retain the WWE Women’s Title

* Umaga defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title 

* John Morrison defeated CM Punk to retain the ECW Title 

* Randy Orton defeated Dusty Rhodes in a Texas Bullrope Match 

* The Great Khali (with Ranjin Singh) defeated Kane & Batista in a Triple Threat Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title 

* John Cena defeated Bobby Lashley to retain the WWE Title

2009: Mick Foley defeated Kevin Nash to win the TNA Legends Title.

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