Today In Wrestling History- July 7th “The NWO Is Born!”


1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.5 in the ratings

2009 – Edge underwent surgery to repair his torn Achilles heel.  The surgery & recovery would keep him out of the ring through the 2010 Royal Rumble


In 1990, NWA’s The Great American Bash, was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. With an attendance of 10,000. This was the final Bash promoted under the NWA banner. The 1991 event would still be produced by WCW, but with no NWA involvement:

Dark Match:
 David Sierra defeated Mr. X
– Brian Pillman defeated Buddy Landel
– Mike Rotunda defeated The Iron Sheik
– Doug Furnas defeated Dutch Mantel
– Harley Race defeated Tommy Rich
– The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Stan Lane) defeated The Southern Boys (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Title
– Big Van Vader defeated Tom Zenk
– The Steiner Brothers (Scott & Rick) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin)
– Paul Orndorff, The Junkyard Dog, & El Gigante defeated The Four Horsemen (Sid Vicious, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham) via DQ
– Lex Luger defeated Mark Callous (with Paul E. Dangerously) to retain the NWA United States Title
– Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) (with Teddy Long) defeated The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Sting (with The Dudes With Attitudes) defeated Ric Flair (with Ole Anderson) to win the NWA World Title

In 1996, WCW Bash at the Beach, held at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Florida. With an attendance of 8,300. It has gone down in history as the event where Hulk Hogan turned heel, & formed the nWo:

Dark Match:
Jim Powers defeated Hugh Morrus
WCW Main Event:

– The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeated Harlem Hear (Booker T & Stevie Ray) (with Col. Robert Parker) via DQ to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Bobby Walker defeated Billy Kidman
– The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated Fire & Ice (Scott Norton & Ice Train)
– Eddie Guerrero defeated Lord Steven Regal
– Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Psychosis
– John Tenta defeated Big Bubba (with Jimmy Hart) in a Carson City Silver Dollar Match
– Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jim Duggan in a Taped Fist Match
– The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobs) defeated The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) in a Dog Collar Match
– Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra) defeated Joe Gomez
– Ric Flair (with Woman & Miss Elizabeth) defeated Konnan to win the WCW United States Title
– The Giant & “The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan defeated Chris Benoit & Arn Anderson
– The Outsiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash), & Hulk Hogan fought Randy Savage, Sting, & Lex Luger to a no contest when Hogan came down to the ring & threw out the referee. The aftermath of the match saw the formation of the New World Order

Title Changes

1977 – Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba

1977 – Bobo Brazil defeated Blackjack Mulligan to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title

1985 – Tim Brooks, Mark Lewin & One Man Gang defeated The Von Erichs (Kerry & Kevin) in a Handicap Match to win the WCCW World 6-Man Tag Team Titles

2002 – The WWE Hardcore Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Bradshaw to Steven Richards, to Crash Holly, to Christopher Nowinski, & back to Bradshaw

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

2004 – on TNA weekly PPV, The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles in Nashville, Tennessee


Happy birthday to former WCW and TNA wrestler Allan Funk (43), UK regular Mark Sloan (36), & former NWA regular Mando Guerrero (62)

  • pik

    Dolph Ziggler is a lost cause and WWE should send him down to NXT to job to Adrian Neville for a couple of months before redebuting Dolph as The Red Rooster Jr. so he can cut passionate promos of himself going COCKADOODLEDOO and he can finally get rid of his pink homoerotic ring gear. The WWE will never trust him due to his sloppy work which ends up with him getting a concussion every couple of months… If they dont send Dolph down to NXT then they should just release him after he jobs out to younger talent for the next few months.

  • pik

    I hope RVD sqashes that overrated balding Swiss jobber. Cesaro has failed at every gimmick he has had. First he was a rugby player that was Aksanas love interest, then he was very European, then he was a yoddler and he failed at ALL of them. Real Americans worked because of Zeb and Swagger. How many chances is Cesaro going to get? I dont see Heyman doing much for Cesaro. Curtis Axel and Ryback have more pure wrestling ability than Cesaro and Heyman did him no good.Thats whats wrong with Cesaro, his little swing is not realistic and causes no damage. It is just a chance for smarks in the crowd to participate by counting the swings. All Cesaro has is his swing, the Neutralizer, and a bunch of European Uppercuts..yawn

  • pik

    Daniel Bryan stripped of the WWE Title, automatic A+ for this episode of RAW. We all knew his run at the top wouldnt last. The way Bryan wrestles is too tough on his body, he will end up like the Dynamite Kid or Benoit. Those hard bumps for cheap pops take a toll after a while. Bryan had his moment at WM and had his run but i hope they give him the Dolph Ziggler treatment, Ziggler won the title, got a concussion, lost it, and went back to the midcard where he belongs. I hope Bryan does the same.

  • pik

    Batista has done a fantastic job putting over young talent and there is no doubt when he returns he will get his run with the WWE Title, he deserves it.

  • pik

    Batista made the right decision to turn down the match with Bryan. Batista is one of the top WWE superstars and was nice enough do the job for that overrated midget, Daniel Bryan. If they just wanted him to put Bryan over AGAIN then i say Batista made a good choice and he should wait until his movie does come out and then he can squash Bryan at SumerSlam. Say what you want about Batista but he is a very accomplished performer and one of the top names in the WWE and his brand is getting bigger by the day. I definitely see at least 2 WWE title reigns in Batsitas future because after his movie comes out he is gonna be an even bigger star than he is now and he is one of the best workers in the business especially when it comes to story telling and psychology.