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Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/28) Summerslam ’89, New Tag Team Champions & Much More

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1989: WWF Summerslam was held at the Meadowlands Arena, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 20,000 fans were in attendance to see the following take place:

* The Brain Busters (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson) (with Bobby Heenan) defeated The Hart Foundation (Jim Neidhart & Bret Hart) 

* Dusty Rhodes defeated The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) 

* Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster 

* Rick Martel & The Fabulous Rougeaus (Raymond & Jacques) (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito Santana & The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) 

* The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude (with Bobby Heenan) to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

* Jim Duggan & Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated Andre The Giant & The Twin Towers (Akeem & The Big Boss Man) (with Slick & Bobby Heenan) 

* Hercules defeated Greg Valentine (with Jimmy Hart) via DQ 

* Ted Dibiase Sr. (with Virgil) defeated Jimmy Snuka via countout

* Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Randy Savage & Zeus (with Queen Sherri)

1994: Shawn Michaels & Diesel defeated The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu) (with Capt. Lou Albano) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles.

2000: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.9 to 3.5 in the ratings.

2000: Kevin Nash defeated Booker T to win the WCW World Title on Nitro.

2004: John Walters defeated Doug Williams to win the ROH Pure Title.

2007: Matt Hardy & MVP defeated Deuce n Domino (with Cherry) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles on Smackdown.

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