Today In Pro Wrestling History (8/5) Sable BD, WCW Road Wild ’98, Hardcore Justice ’10 & More


One-time WWF Women’s Champion Sable turns 46 today.

Former TNA personality Scott D’Amore turns 39 today.

1961: Verne Gagne defeated Gene Kiniski to win the AWA World Title

1963: Verne Gagne defeated Fritz von Erich to win the AWA World Title

1993: Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco to win the NWA-ECW Title.

1998: WCW Road Wild was held in Sturgis, South Dakota.

* Meng defeated The Barbarian (with Jimmy Hart)

* The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated The Dancing Fools (Alex Wright & Disco Inferno) (with Tokyo Magnum) 

* Saturn defeated Raven (with Lodi) & Chris Kanyon in a Triangle Raven’s Rules Match

* Juventud Guerrera defeated Chris Jericho with Dean Malenko as special guest referee to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title

* Goldberg won a Battle Royal also featuring nWo Hollywood (The Giant, Scott Hall, Curt Hennig & Scott Norton), & nWo Wolfpac (Konnan, Lex Luger, Kevin Nash, & Sting) to retain the WCW World Title

* Diamond Dallas Page & Jay Leno defeated Hollywood Hogan & Eric Bischoff

2010: TNA HardCORE Justice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. With an attendance of 1,100.

* The FBI (Guido Maritato, Tracey Smothers, & Tony Luke) (with Sal E. Graziano) defeated Kid Kash, Simon Diamond, & Johnny Swinger 

* Too Cold Scorpio defeated CW Anderson 

* Stevie Richards (with Hollywood Nova & The Blue Tilly) defeated PJ Polaco (aka Justin Credible)
*Rhino defeated Brother Runt & Al Snow in a 3-Way Dance Elimination Match 

* Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) (with Joel Gertner) defeated Axl Rotten & Kahoneys (Balls Mahoney) in a South Philadelphia Street Fight 

* Raven defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Final Showdown Match with Mick Foley as special guest referee 

* Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Sabu (also with Bill Alfonso) in a Hardcore Rules Match 

2010: WWE signed ROH champion Tyler Black AKA Seth Rollins to a developmental deal. At the time, he was the reigning champion for ROH.

2011: Jay Lethal signed with Ring of Honor.

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