Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/26) Fully Loaded’ 98, PWG Event, WWE Releases Rene Dupree & More


4-time USWA Heavyweight Champion Tommy Rich turns 57 today.

ROH Triple Crown Champion Roderick Strong turns 30 today.

Today would have been the birthday of former ECW Tag and Television Champion ‘Pitbull #2′ Anthony Durante. 

1998: WWF Fully Loaded: In Your House was held at the Selland Arena, in Fresno, California. 9,855 were in attendance to see the following…

– Val Venis defeated Jeff Jarrett (with Tennessee Lee)
– D’Lo Brown (with The Godfather) defeated X-Pac (with Chyna)
– Faarooq & Scorpio defeated Justin Bradshaw & Terry Funk
– Mark Henry defeated Vader
– The Disciples of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball) (with Paul Ellering) defeated LOD 2000 (Hawk & Animal)
– Owen Hart defeated Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon Match with Dan Severn as special guest referee
– The Rock fought Triple H (with Chyna) to a time limit draw in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Jacqueline defeated Sable via DQ in a Bikini Contest 
– The Undertaker & Steve Austin defeated Kane & Mankind to win the WWF Tag Team Titles.

1999: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 7.1 to 3.4 in the ratings.

1999: D’Lo Brown defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the WWF Intercontinental Title on Raw.

2003: PWG held an event at Frank & Son’s, in City of Industry, California:

– Charles Mercury, Sara Del Rey, & Supa Badd defeated Ryan Drago, Topgun Talwar, & Zokre 

– Excalibur defeated Chris Bosh 

– Super Dragon defeated M-Dogg 20

– TARO defeated Babi Slymm 

– Hook Bomberry & Apolo Kahn defeated Mr. Excitement & Disco Machine
– Hardkore Inc. (The Hardkore Kidd, Alkatrazz, & Adam Pearce) defeated The X-Foundation (Funky Billy Kim, Scott Lost, & Joey Ryan)

– NWA World Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles defeated Frankie Kazarian

2007: WWE releases Rene Dupree.

2007: WWE announced that in January of 2008 they would be broadcasting in HD. 

2008: ROH New Horizons was held at the Michigan State Fairgrounds & Expo Center, in Detroit, Michigan:

– The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeated Silas Young & Mitch Franklin 

– Erick Stevens defeated Delirious, Ruckus, & Shane Hagadorn in a 4 Corner Survival Match

– Kevin Steen defeated Necro Butcher in a No Disqualifications Match 

– Nigel McGuinness defeated Claudio Castagnoli to retain the ROH World Title

– Roderick Strong & Naomichi Marufuji defeated Chris Hero & Go Shiozaki (with Larry Sweeney) 

– Bryan Danielson defeated Tyler Black

2009: WWE Night Of Champions was held at the Wachovia Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 17,774 were in attendance to see the following…

– Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho & The Big Show) defeated The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.) to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles 

– Christian defeated Tommy Dreamer to win the ECW Title

– Kofi Kingston defeated MVP, The Miz, Carlito, Jack Swagger, & Primo in a Six-Pack Challenge Match to retain the WWE United States Title

– Michelle McCool defeated Melina to retain the WWE Women’s Title 

– Randy Orton defeated Triple H & John Cena in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Title 

– Mickie James defeated Maryse to win the WWE Divas Title 

– Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler (with Maria) to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title

– Jeff Hardy defeated CM Punk to win the World Heavyweight Title

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