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Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/19) Summerslam 01′ & 2012, Bye Bye Hardcore Title



Former WWE developmental talent Percy Watson turns 33 today.

WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia turns 48 today.

1996: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.5 to 2.6 in the ratings

1999: Lenny Lane defeated Rey Misterio Jr to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title on Thunder.

2001: WWF Summerslam was held in San Jose, California. 15,293 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Edge defeated Lance Storm to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

* The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) & Test (WCW & ECW) defeated The APA (Faarooq & Bradshaw) & Spike Dudley (with Molly Holly) (WWF) 

* X-Pac (WWF) defeated Tajiri (WWF)to unify the WCW Cruiserweight & WWF Light Heavyweight Titles

* Chris Jericho (WWF) defeated Rhyno (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) (ECW) 

* Rob Van Dam (ECW) defeated Jeff Hardy (WWF) in a Ladder Match to win the WWF Hardcore Title

* The Brothers Of Destruction (Kane & The Undertaker) (with Sara) (WWF) defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Chris Kanyon (WCW) in a Cage Match to win the WWF & WCW Tag Team Titles

* Kurt Angle (WWF) defeated Steve Austin (WCW) via DQ (Austin retained the WWF Title)

* The Rock (WWF)  defeated Booker T (with Shane McMahon) (WCW) to win the WCW Title

2002: WWE deactivated the Hardcore Title.

2012: WWE Summerslam was held in Los Angeles, California. 17,482 fans were in attendance to see the following:

* Chris Jericho defeated Dolph Ziggler (Vickie Guerrero) 

* Daniel Bryan defeated Kane 

* The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title

* Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) to retain the World Heavyweight Title

* Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles

* CM Punk defeated The Big Show & John Cena in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Title 

* Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated Triple H

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