It was 10 years ago on this day, September 2nd 2002 that the World Heavyweight Championship was introduced on Monday Night Raw. Eric Bischoff handed the belt to Triple H. Moments later Ric Flair came out and contested the “handing” of the belt to Hunter, and suggested he needs to earn the belt. Bischoff agreed and the main event for that evening was Triple H Vs. Ric Flair for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Aug 29th, it’s a big day in Wrestling History. Pro Wrestling Pay-Per-Views weren’t always held on Sunday. Here’s what happened on this day in Pro Wrestling.
Monday August 29th, 1988 – WWF Summerslam ’88 – Madison Square Garden – New York City – 20,000 in attendance.
Saw The Ultimate Warrior defeat the Honky Tonk Man for the WWF Intercontinental Championship and Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeat Andre the Giant and Ted Dibiase. Quick history lesson: Did you know the WWF Intercontinental Championship was originally viewed as a World Title type championship belt?.. Now ya know 🙂
Saturday August 29th 1992 – WWF Summerslam ’92 – Wembley Stadium – London, England – 80,355 in attendance
Saw The Ultimate Warrior defeat Randy Savage for the World Championship and The British Bulldog defeat Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the Intercontinental Championship.
Monday August 29th, 1994 – WWF Summerslam ’94 – United Center – Chicago, IL – 23,000 in attendance
Saw Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) defeat Diesel (Kevin Nash) for the Intercontinental Championship and Bret Hart defeat his brother Owen Hart in a Steel Cage to retain the World Championship.
Also on this day (non PPV):
1998 ECW held a show in Philadelphia at the Asylum Arena (AKA ECW Arena)
2000 WWF taped Smackdown in Lafayette, North Carolina at the Crown Coliseum
2000 WCW taped Thunder in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center
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