Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/30) Booker T, Raw, Kurt Angle, Abyss, Christian Cage, Abraham Washington

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1999: “Curtis Comes Home” a benefit card to raise money for Brian Hildebrand (referee Mark Curtis of SMW & WCW fame) was held at the Ice Gardens in Rostraver, Pennsylvania. Here are the results:

* Julio Sanchez defeated Frank Parker

* Dominic DeNucci (who trained Hildebrand, Shane Douglas, & Mick Foley) defeated Lord Zoltan 

* Dick Flanagan defeated Preston Steele 


* Eddie Guerrero defeated Billy Kidman & Shark Boy in a 3-way match


*The Public Enemy defeated Bo James & Roger Anderson 

* D’Lo Brown vs. Al Snow ended up with referee Mick Foley getting involved, & actually pinning Brown

* Cody Michaels (with Jim Cornette) defeated Hugh Morrus


* Chris Jericho defeated Terry Taylor 


* Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Shane Douglas (the original ECW Triple Threat) defeated Tim Horner, Tracy Smothers, & Chris Candido, (with Tammy Lynn Sytch)

2001: Booker T defeated Kurt Angle to win the WCW World Title on Raw. 

2001: X-Pac defeated Billy Kidman to unify the WWF Light Heavyweight Title and the WCW Cruiserweight Title on Raw. 

2003: NWA TNA Weekly PPV #55 was held from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The main event saw Jeff Jarrett defeat Joe E. Legend in a bait and Guitar on a pole match. 

2007: TNA taped Impact from the IMPACT! Zone in Orlando, Florida and the main event saw Abyss defeat Christian Cage in a first blood match. 


2007: WWE Raw was held from Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona and the main event saw Carlito defeated John Cena

2012: Abraham Washington made a crass joke referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case in 2003 on Raw. WWE issued an official apology via TMZ.com stating that they had “taken appropriate action in the matter.”

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