On This Date in WWE History: Debra defeats Sable for the Women's Championship, also PUPPIES!

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The WWE Women's Championship, the greatest belt in the history of the promotion. That is, if you don't think about good matches or junk like that, but appreciate puppies instead.

The WWE Championship, with champions including the likes of Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin? A trinket.

The World Heavyweight Championship, having been held by The Undertaker, Hall of Famer Edge, Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels? A hunk of junk.

At least they are compared to the prestigious WWE Women's Championship. So coveted was this title, it was vacated and unified with the Divas Championship in 2010, proving once and for all, it was simply too beautiful for this world.

Here is a beautiful run down of the champs who held the title through the years:


With former champions including workrate masters and mat classic technicians like Stephanie McMahon, The Kat and Harvey Wippleman, this title was the most sought prize in WWE history.

Debra, another wrestler whom wrestling pundits regularly threw five stars at, achieved immortality by "defeating" Sable thanks to the Commish, Shawn Michaels, in the mentally-trying and body-abusing Evening Gown "match" which occurred on this date back in 1999... when things were VERY different in the WWF Universe than they are today, and there was plenty of mention of puppies to go around.

Check out the "match" right here:


Sable vs Debra evening gown match5-10-99... by ELGEEL3

Also, this footage below is of a brilliant compilation of all of the women's title changes from 1993-2010, showing the finishers of each match, definitely worth watching:


All WWE Women's Championship Title Changes... by ExtremeenterpriseV2

Note: Today's History post is a re-posting of an edited and enhanced article which was originally written for Cageside Seats by Author Sergio Hernandez back on May 10, 2012.

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