Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/29) Ric Flair Is Coming, Nitro ’96, ROH ’06 & Much More


WCW Triple Crown Champion Scott Steiner turns 52 today. 

WWE Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano would have turned 81 today. 


1991: Bobby Heenan announced during a a segment of Paul Bearer’s “The Funeral Parlor” that Ric Flair was coming to the WWF. 

1996: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.0 to 2.1 in the ratings.

1996: WCW Monday Nitro was held at the Disney’s MGM Studios, in Orlando, Florida with 450 people in attendance to see the following:

* Jim Duggan defeated Mike Enos

* Sting, Lex Luger, & Randy Savage fought The Four Horsemen (Steve McMichael, Ric Flair, & Chris Benoit) to a double countout 

* The Steiner Brothers (Scott & Rick) defeated High Voltage (Robbie Rage & Kenny Kaos)

* Eddy Guerrero defeated Big Bubba

* The Giant defeated Greg Valentine

2002: Chris Benoit defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title on Raw.

2006: ROH Generation Now was held at Grays Armory, in Cleveland, Ohio:

* Delirious defeated Claudio Castagnoli
* Jimmy Rave & Sal Rinauro defeated Ace Steel & Colt Cabana

* Jay Briscoe defeated Jimmy Jacobs
* Homicide defeated Mark Briscoe 

* Davey Richards, Jerrelle Clark, David Crist, & Jake Crist defeated Matt Sydal, Roderick Strong, Jack Evans, & Austin Aries in a 8-man tag match

* BJ Whitmer defeated Chris Maddox 

* Christopher Daniels defeated Christian Cage 

* Bryan Danielson defeated Nigel McGuinness to retain the ROH World Heavyweight Title

2007: TNA and Andrew “Test” Martin came to terms on a contract. 

2008: Dawn Marie launched Wrestler’s Rescue.

2010: The TNA Global Title was renamed the TNA Television Title.

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