Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/12) TNA Hard Justice ’07 & 12, Colt Cabana Makes WWE Debut & More


Former WWE personalities Brian ‘Palmer Canon’ Mailhot turns 39 today.

Former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman turns 42 today.

1983: The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, & Buddy Roberts) defeated The Von Erichs (David, Kerry, & Kevin) to win the WCCW World 6-Man Tag Team Titles.

1991: The Patriots (Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) to win the WCW United States Tag Team Titles.

1996: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.3  to 2.0 in the ratings.

1997: Chris Jericho defeated Alex Wright to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title.

2005: James Gibson (Jamie Noble) defeated CM Punk, Christopher Daniels, & Samoa Joe in a Four Way Match to win the ROH World Title.

2006: Bryan Danielson defeated Nigel McGuinness to unify the ROH World Title & the ROH Pure Title.

2007: TNA Hard Justice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. 900 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt defeated Triple X (Senshi & Christopher Daniels) (with Elix Skipper), & The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) 

* Kaz defeated Raven (with Martyr & Havok) 

* James Storm (with Jackie Moore) defeated Rhino in a Bar Room Brawl 

* The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez & Homicide) defeated The Voodoo Kim Mafia (BG James & Kip James) (with Roxy Laveaux) 

* Robert Roode (with Ms. Brooks) defeated Eric Young 

* Chris Harris defeated Black Reign (Dustin Rhodes) via DQ

* The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) 

* Abyss, Andrew Martin, & Sting defeated Christian’s Coalition (Christian Cage, AJ Styles, & Tomko) in a Doomsday Chamber of Blood Match 

* Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe in a Winner Take All Match to retain the TNA & IWGP World Titles & win the TNA X-Division & Tag Team Titles. Sting would later win a Four Way Match to become co-holder of the Tag Titles

2008: WWE released three developmental talents – Charles “The Hammer” Evans, Brad Attitude, & Matt O’Neal.

2008: Colt Cabana made his WWE debut at a Smackdown TV taping under the name Scotty Goldman.

2012: TNA Hardcore Justice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. 1,100 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez defeated Kid Kash & Gunner 

* Rob Van Dam defeated Mr. Anderson, D’Angelo Dinero, & Magnus in a 4-Way Falls Count Anywhere Match 

* Devon defeated Kazarian to retain the TNA Television Title

* Madison Rayne defeated Miss Tessmacher to win the TNA Knockouts Title

* Bully Ray defeated James Storm, Jeff Hardy, & Robbie E. in a 4-Way Tables Match

* Zema Ion defeated Kenny King to retain the TNA X-Division Title 

* AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, & Kurt Angle in a 4-Way Ladder Bound For Glory Series Match
* Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA World Title

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