Today In Wrestling History- August 10th

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Trivia

1977 – Hulk Hogan wrestled his 1st professional match against Brian Blair

2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment released developmental talent Tomasso Whitney today.  Tomasso had been doing a Rick Martel-esque heel gimmick in Ohio Valley Wrestling carrying around a spray bottle. He now competes in ROH as Tomasso Ciampa

2011 – Mike Pavone, the Executive Vice President of WWE Studios, left the company

2011 – Stan Hansen’s official autobiography was released by Crowbar Press

2014 – Kazuchika Okada won the NJPW G1 Climax 24 Tournament, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in the final

Events

In 1996, WCW Hog Wild was held at the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. With an attendance of 5,000. This was the 1st & only Hog Wild event, though the lineage would continue with 1997′s Road Wild. The promotional poster featured ‘Hulkamania’ Hulk Hogan despite the fact that he had joined the nWo 1 month prior:

WCW Saturday Night:
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The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) defeated Dick Slater & Mike Enos
– Konnan defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
– The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobs) defeated High Voltage (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage)
– Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton
– The Dungeon of Doom (Meng, The Taskmaster, & The Barbarian) defeated Jim Powers, Mark Starr, & Joe Gomez
– Squire Dave Taylor defeated Mr. JL
– Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Renegade
– Arn Anderson defeated Hugh Morrus
Hog Wild:
– Rey Misterio Jr. defeated The Ultimate Dragon to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Scott Norton defeated Ice Train
– Madusa defeated Bull Nakano in a ‘Battle Of The Bikes’ Match
– Chris Benoit (with Woman & Miss Elizabeth) defeated Dean Malenko
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Ric Flair (with Miss Elizabeth & Woman) defeated Eddy Guerrero to retain the WCW United States Title
– The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) defeated Sting & Lex Luger
– Hollywood Hogan defeated The Giant (with Jimmy Hart) to win the WCW World Title

In 2008, JCW Bloodymania II was held at Hog Rock, in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois:

– Gangrel defeated Sexy Slim Goody
– Mad Man Pondo fought Abdullah The Butcher to a no contest
– The Bloody Brothers (Ian & Lane) defeated The Weedman & Human Tornado) to win the vacant JCW Tag Team Titles
– Piper’s Pit: Roddy Piper interviewed & then attacked Scott D’Amore
– Boondox & 2 Tuff Tony defeated Tracy Smothers & Bull Pain (subbing for the injured Isabella Smothers)
– The Juggalo World Order (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) defeated The Thomaselli Brothers (Sal & Vito Thomaselli)
– Corporal Robinson defeated Raven to retain the JCW Heavyweight Title in a “Loser Leaves JCW) Ladder Match

In 2008, TNA Hard Justice was held at the Sovereign Bank Arena, in Trenton, New Jersey. With an attendance of 3,500:

– Petey Williams (with Rhaka Khan) defeated Consequences Creed to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Gail Kim, ODB, & Taylor Wilde defeated Awesome Kong, & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky (with Raisha Saeed)
– Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) (with Jacqueline) defeated The LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) (with Salinas & Hector Guerrero) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Jay Lethal defeated Sonjay Dutt in a Black Tie Brawl & Chain Match
– Christian Cage & Rhino defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) in a Street Fight
– AJ Styles defeated Kurt Angle in a Last Man Standing Match
– Samoa Joe defeated Booker T (with Sharmell) in a Six Sides of Steel Weapons Match to retain the TNA World Title

In 2013, CZW Tangled Web 6 was held at Flyers Skate Zone, in Voorhees, New Jersey:

– David Starr defeated JT Dunn
– Joe Gacy, Alex Colon, & Biff Busick (with Chrissy Rivera) defeated Matt Tremont, Greg Excellent, & Shane Strickland
– Nevaeh defeated Shanna
– Caleb Konley defeated Shane Hollister
– 4–Loco (Bandido Jr. & Azrieal) (with Chrissy Rivera) defeated The Beaver Boys (John Silver & Alex Reynolds)
– A.R. Fox defeated Andrew Everett to retain the CZW Wired TV Title
– The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) defeated BLK OUT (Ruckus & BLK Jeez) (with Robby Mireno) via DQ to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
– Drew Gulak (with Dewey Donovan & Kimber Lee) defeated MASADA (with Christina Von Eerie) to win the CZW World Heavyweight Title
– The Nation of Intoxication (Lucky 13, Danny Havoc, & Devon Moore) defeated Ron Mathis, Drew Blood, & Rory Mondo in a 6-man tag team Tangled Web Match

Title Changes

1985 – Dick Murdoch defeated The Nightmare/The Champion to win the MSW North American Title

1989 – Big Van Vader defeated Riki Choshu to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Also, Naoki Sano defeated Jushin Liger to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1992 – Reno Riggins defeated Brian Christopher for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee. On the same show, The Moondogs (Spot & Cujo) defeated Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Tag Team Title

1992 – The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby & Jackie Fulton) to win the SMW Tag Team Titles

1997 – Shinjiro Otani defeated El Samurai to win the J-Crown

1998 – on Nitro, Lex Luger defeated Bret Hart to win the WCW United States Title. Also, Chris Jericho defeated Stevie Ray to win the WCW Television Title

1998 – on Raw, Kane & Mankind defeated Steve Austin & The Undertaker, D’Lo Brown & The Rock. & The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title is passed from Tommy Dreamer to Shawn Stasiak, to Steven Richards, & back to Dreamer

2002 – Star defeated Jimmy Rave to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

2003 – Christian defeated Booker T to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-half of the last ECW Tag Team Champions Roadkill (38), former WWF wrestler Savio Vega (50), one-time WWF Tag Team Champion Fred Ottman (58), & 3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (34)