Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/11) Hogan’s Birthday, AWA Done, ROH Boiling Point ’12

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12-time World Champion Hulk Hogan turns 61 today.

Former ECW manager Bill Alfonso turns 57 today.

1986: Steve Simpson defeated Buzz Sawyer to win the WCCW Television Title.

1990: AWA held its final television taping.


1997: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.8 to 2.9 in the ratings.


2004: Petey Williams defeated Amazing Red in the final of a Gauntlet for the Gold to win the TNA X-Division Title.

2008: Legacy (Ted DiBiase Jr & Cody Rhodes) defeated Batista & John Cena to win the World Tag Team Titles on Raw.

2012: ROH Boiling Point iPPV was held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, in Providence, Rhode Island:

* Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) defeated Mike Mondo
* QT Marshall defeated Matt Taven, Antonio Thomas & Vinny Marseglia in a 4 Corner Survival Match to earn a ROH contract
* Adam Cole defeated Bob Evans in a Proving Ground Match
* Charlie Haas defeated Michael Elgin
* The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) defeated SCUM (Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino) in a Tag Team War
* Jay Lethal defeated Tommaso Ciampa (with R.D. Evans) in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match
* Eddie Edwards & Sara Del Ray defeated Mike Bennett & Maria Kanellis (with Bob Evans) in a mixed tag team match
* Kevin Steen defeated Eddie Kingston in an Anything Goes Match to retain the ROH World Title


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