Today In Pro Wrestling History (7/9) Hulk Hogan Leaves WCW, Final Bash, Playmate Leaves & More


3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin turns 39 today.

3-time WCW Television Champion Marc ‘Johnny B Badd’ Mero turns 54 today.

6-time World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash turns 55 today.

Former WCW and ECW wrestler PN News turns 48 today.

1963: The Crusher defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title.

1986: The Fabulous Moolah defeated Velvet McIntyre to win the WWF Women’s Title.

2000: WCW Bash At The Beach was held at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Florida. 6,572 were in attendance to see the final Bash at the Beach and the last appearance Hulk Hogan would make in WCW. Here are the results:

*  Lt. Loco defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title 

*  Big Vito defeated Norman Smiley & Ralphus in a Handicap Match to retain the WCW Hardcore Title 

*  Daffney (with Crowbar) defeated Miss Hancock (with David Flair) in an Evening Gown Match

*  KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) defeated The Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles 

*  Kanyon defeated Booker T 

*  Mike Awesome defeated Scott Steiner (with Midajah) via DQ (Steiner retains the WCW United States Title, though was immediately stripped of it after the match)

*  Vampiro defeated The Demon in a Graveyard Match 

* Shane Douglas defeated Buff Bagwell

* Hulk Hogan defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title. 

* Goldberg defeated Kevin Nash to banish Scott Hall from WCW 

* Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title

2001: The APA (Faarooq & Bradshaw) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles on Raw.

2005: The Carnage Crew (HC Loc & Tony Devito) defeated BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the ROH Tag Team Titles.

2007: WWE signed former Million Dollar Tough Enough competitor Daniel Rodimer.

2008: WWE released Diva Ashley Massaro.

2012: Former WCW star Marcus Bagwell was arrested for reckless driving.

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