Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/25) Fully Loaded ’99, Smackdown! Jim Cornette Jumps Ship & More!


Former WWE & AJPW Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki turns 39

Former AAA World Champion El Zorro turns 38.

Japanese female legend Jaguar Yokota turns 52

Prince Devitt turns 32.

1993: WWE introduced Jim Cornette to WWF TV. He became the “American Spokesperson” for Yokozuna.

1999: WWF Fully Loaded was held at Marine Midland Arena, in Buffalo, New York. 16,605 were in attendance to see the following:

– Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) defeated Edge to win the WWF Intercontinental Title, thus becoming the first 5-time Intercontinental Champion

– The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & Michael Hayes in a Handicap Tag Team Match to win the WWF Tag Team Titles 

– D’Lo Brown defeated Mideon to win the WWF European Title 

– The Big Boss Man defeated Al Snow to win the WWF Hardcore Title 

– The Big Show defeated Kane (with Hardcore Holly as the guest referee) 

– Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in an Iron Circle Match 

– Road Dogg & X-Pac defeated Mr. Ass & Chyna to win the rights to the ‘D-Generation X’ name

– Triple H (with Chyna) defeated The Rock in a Strap Match

– Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker in a First Blood Match to win the WWF Title.

2000: WWF held Smackdown TV taping in San Antonio, Texas at the Freeman Coliseum with the main event of Kurt Angle defeating the Rock.

2011: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated The Miz in the final of a tournament to win the ‘vacant’ WWE Title.

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