Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/7) Edge Tears His ACL, The Bash, Hogan Turns Heel, NWO Formed & More!


1977: Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1985: Tim Brooks, Mark Lewin & One Man Gang defeated The Von Erichs (Kerry & Kevin) in a Handicap Match to win the WCCW World 6-Man Tag Team Titles.


1990: NWA’s The Great American Bash, was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. 10,000 were in attendance to see the final Bash promoted under the NWA banner. Here are the results:

* Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Landel
* Mike Rotunda defeated The Iron Sheik

* Doug Furnas defeated Dutch Mantel 

* Harley Race defeated Tommy Rich 

* The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Stan Lane) defeated The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Title 

* Big Van Vader defeated Tom Zenk
* The Steiner Brothers (Scott & Rick) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) 

* Paul Orndorff, The Junkyard Dog, & El Gigante defeated The Four Horsemen (Sid Vicious, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham) via DQ 

* Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous to retain the NWA United States Title 

* Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) defeated The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles 

* Sting defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Title

1996: WCW Bash at the Beach, held at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Florida. 8,300 were in attendance to see Hulk Hogan turn heel and joined the NWO. Here are the results:

* Rey Misterio Jr. Defeated Psychosis 

* John Tenta defeated Big Bubba (with Jimmy Hart) in a Carson City Silver Dollar Match 

* Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Duggan in a Taped Fist Match 

* The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobs) defeated The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) in a Dog Collar Match 

* Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title

* Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra) defeated Joe Gomez

* Ric Flair (with Woman & Miss Elizabeth) defeated Konnan to win the WCW United States Title 

* The Giant & “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan defeated Chris Benoit & Arn Anderson 

* The Outsiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) fought Randy Savage, Sting, & Lex Luger to a no contest

1997: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.5 in the ratings.

2003: Booker T defeated Christian to win the WWE Intercontinental Title on Raw.

2004: The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles on TNA’s Weekly PPV.

2009: Edge underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles heel.

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