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


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 stating that they had “taken appropriate action in the matter.”

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