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This Day in Wrestling History (July 31): WWF WrestleFest, WCW Cruiserweights and Johnny Ace!

35 years ago today, Roddy Poper and Tony Atlas both made their WWF television debuts during a TV taping for Championship Wrestling TV from Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

26 years ago today, WWF presented Wrestlefest from the Milwaukee County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 25,866 fans were in attendance for the event, which would eventually be released on Coliseum Home Video.

14 years ago today on an episode of Nitro from the FirstStar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lance Storm defeated Chavo Guerrero via submission to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. The win made Storm a triple champion, as he also held the United States and hardcore titles. The above video is the complete episode.

4 years ago today, Adam Pearce defeated Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave, and Shaun Tempers in a four-way match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. It was Pearce's fourth time as champion.

Today's the 45th birthday of David Cash, aka Kid Kash. Here's the move that put him on the map nationally, EZ Money's powerbomb countered into a hurancarana-in mid-air.

Happy 52nd birthday to the world's most famous nonsensical, douchebag, glad-handing yes man, the man behind People Power and the cutter maneuver, John Lauriniaitis. Here's Johnny Ace getting owned by CM Punk from 2012.

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