Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/1) MSG House Shows, Raw ’94, Smackdown ’00, ROH Fueling The Fire & More


One-time WCW Tag Team Champion Jimmy ‘Bunkhouse Buck’ Golden turns 64 today.

Tag team legend & current TNA star Devon turns 42 today.

Former WCW Television & Cruiserweight Champion Prince Iaukea turns 50 today.

WWE referee Mike Chioda turns 42 today.

1964: WWWF held a live event at MSG with Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski defeating Bill Watts & Bobo Brazil in the main event. 

1970: WWWF held a live event at MSG with the main event of Bruno Sammartino & Victor Rivera defeated Bepo Mongol (C) & Geto Mongol (C) by DQ in a WWF Tag Team Title Match. 17,864 fans were in attendance to see the show.

1977: WWWF held a live event at MSG with the main event of Bruno Sammartino Vs. Billy Graham (C) in a WWWF World Title match that ended in a Draw. 

1994: WWF Raw was live from Youngstown, Ohio at the Beeghly Center in front of 8,000 people. The main event saw Bart Gunn & Billy Gunn defeated George Anderson & Tom Bennett.

2000: WWF taped Smackdown from Birmingham, Alabama at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. The main event saw Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon & Triple H defeating Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley & Lita in a six man NO DQ tag team match. 

2000: WCW taped Thunder from Terre Haute, Indiana at the Hullman Center with the main event of Booker T. & Brian Adams & Bryan Clark & Sting defeating Jeff Jarrett & The Demon & The Great Muta & Vampiro in a eight man elimination tag team match. 

2005: WWE aired Raw live from Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino (CT) with the main event of John Cena defeating Carlito. There was 6,000 fans in attendance. 

2006: WWE version of ECW was taped from New York, New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom with the main event of Batista defeating The Big Show (c) by DQ in a ECW World Title Match. 

2008: ROH Fueling The Fire was held in Manassass, Virginia with the following results:

– The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeated Sweet n’ Sour Inc. (Shane Hagadorn & Adam Pearce) 

– Pelle Primeau defeated Rex Sterling 

– Delirious defeated Rhett Titus 

– Roderick Strong defeated Necro Butcher

– Austin Aries & Bryan Danielson fought The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) to a time-limit draw

– Brent Albright defeated Chris Hero 

– Nigel McGuinness defeated Ruckus to retain the ROH World Title 

– The Age of the Fall (Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs) defeated Naomichi Marufuji & Go Shiozaki

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