Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/1) SummerSlam ’97, Shane McMahon CEO & ROH In Action

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Current WWE Superstar Damien Sandow turns 32 today. 

Brawl For All competitor Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch turns 48 today. 

1996: ECW The Doctor Is In was held at The ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1,500 fans were in attendance to see the following:

– Mikey Whipwreck defeated Devon Storm (with Lady Alexandra & Damian Kane) to retain the European Juniorweight Championship 


_ Johnny Smith defeated Louie Spicolli 


– D-Von Dudley fought Axl Rotten to a no contest

– Stevie Richards (with Raven, Don E. Allen, The Blue Meanie, Super Nova, & Lori & Tyler Fullington) defeated The Sandman (with Missy Hyatt) (Raven’s ECW World Title was on the line, & a results Raven retains the title) 

– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Jericho
– Shane Douglas defeated Pitbull #2 to retain the ECW World Television Title 


– Brian Lee & Taz defeated Steve Williams & Tommy Dreamer 


– The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa Saed) defeated The Eliminators (Kronus & Saturn), Ron & Don Harris, & The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

– Sabu defeated Rob Van Dam in a Stretcher Match

1997: WWF SummerSlam was held at the Continental Airlines Arena, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 20,213 fans were in attendance to see Steve Austin break his neck and oh yeah, the other matches:

– Mankind defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (with Chyna) in a Cage Match 

– Goldust (with Marlena) defeated Brian Pillman, forcing Pillman to wear Marlena’s dress until he next won a match


– The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas) 

– The British Bulldog defeated Ken Shamrock via DQ to retain the WWF European Title

– Los Boricuas (Savio Vega, Jose Estrada Jr., Miguel Perez Jr., & Jesus Castillo) defeated The Disciples of Acopalypse (Crush, Skull, 8-Ball, & Chainz) in a 8-man tag team match 


– Steve Austin defeated Owen Hart to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 

– Bret Hart defeated The Undertaker with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee to win the WWF Title

1998: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.9 to 4.2 in the ratings.


2002: Bradshaw defeated Tommy Dreamer to win the WWE Hardcore Title

2010: Shane McMahon officially became the CEO of China Broadband Inc. 

2013: ROH All Star Extravaganza V was held at the Mattamy Athletic Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– Kushida defeated Adam Page 

– Tommaso Ciampa defeated Silas Young in a ROH World Championship Tournament 1st Round Match

– Michael Bennett (with Maria Kanellis) defeated BJ Whitmer in a ROH World Championship Tournament 1st Round Match 

– Roderick Strong defeated Matt Taven (with Scarlett Bordeaux, Truth Martini, & Seleziya Sparx) in a ROH World Championship Tournament 1st Round Match

– Michael Elgin defeated Paul London in a ROH World Championship Tournament 1st Round Match

– Adrenaline Rush (ACH & Tadarius Thomas) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), & C&C Wrestling Factory (Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander) in a 3-way Tag Team Match 

– Kevin Steen defeated Brian Kendrick in a ROH World Championship Tournament 1st Round Match 

– Adam Cole defeated Jay Lethal in a ROH World Championship Tournament 2nd Round Match 

– The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defeated Forever Hooligans (Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov) to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles

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