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Posted On 08/28/2014 By In Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 28th

Trivia

2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.9 to 3.5 in the ratings

Events

In 1989, WWF Summerslam was held at the Meadowlands Arena, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With an attendance of 20,000:

Dark Match:
– Dino Bravo defeated Koko B. Ware
SummerSlam:
– 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)

In 2003, NJPW Osaka Dream Night was held (unsurprisingly) in Osaka, Japan. This event featured New Japan’s first ever Cage Match:

– Osamu Nishimura defeated Shinsuka Nakamura
– Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Makai Mask 2 to retain the U-30 Title
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Shinya Makabe
– Yoshihiro Takayama defeated Masa Chono via KO in a Cage Match to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1972 – Terry Garvin 1st & Duke Myers defeated Tom Jones & Ken Mantell & The Continental Warriors (Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente) in a tournament to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1985 – Wendell Cooley & Al Perez defeated Steve Williams & Dick Murdoch (subbing for Ted DiBiase) to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1986 – Wahoo McDaniel defeated Tully Blanchard to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California

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

1995 – PG-13 defeated Terry Gordy & Tracey Smothers in a tournament final to win the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1999 – Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated The Mad Dogs (Michiyoshi Ohara & Tatsutoshi Goto) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles. Also, Kendo Kashin defeated Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2000 – on Nitro, Kevin Nash defeated Booker T to win the WCW World Title in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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

2007 – on Smackdown, Matt Hardy & MVP defeated Deuce n Domino (with Cherry) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles in Albany, New York

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WCW Hall of Famer ‘The Assassin’ Jody Hamilton (76), one-time ROH Tag Team Champion Ricky Reyes (36), indy regular Christina Von Eerie (25), & WWE Tough Enough 2 Winner Linda ‘Shaniqua’ Miles (36)