The Quebecers vs The Steiner Brothers (RAW 09... by rasslemania
22 years ago today on Monday Night RAW (WWE Network link) from New York City, The Quebecers (Pierre & Jacques) defeat The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) via disqualification in a "Province of Quebec Rules" match to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.
22 years ago today in Memphis, Tennessee, Tatanka defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Championship.
17 years ago today in Guadalajara, Mexico, Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated Universo 2000 to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship. Rayo would become the promotion's first two time heavyweight champion. Universo 2000 would be the second when he wins the belt back about three months later. To date, this is the last time the championship changed hands anywhere other than Mexico City.
17 years ago today, WCW presented Fall Brawl: War Games (WWE Network link) from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 11,528 were in attendance, with 275,000 watching on PPV, which was up 80,000 from 1997's edition. Surprisingly, this is (a) the last double-cage War Games match in WCW history, and (b) the first one to allow pinfalls. This was also the first to feature more than two teams, as the main event featured three teams of three, but essentially, it was every man for himself, as the man who got the decision would receive a championship match at Halloween Havoc.
- Jim Neidhart & The British Bulldog defeated Alex Wright & Disco Inferno.
- Chris Jericho defeated Fake Goldberg to retain the WCW World Television Championship.
- The Cat defeated Norman Smiley.
- Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner fought to a no contest.
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Silver King to retain the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship.
- Perry Saturn defeated Raven in a Raven's Rules Match.
- Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig by disqualification.
- Konnan defeated Scott Hall.
- Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper & The Warrior) defeated The nWo Hollywood (Bret Hart, Hollywood Hogan & Stevie Ray) and The nWo Wolfpac (Kevin Nash, Lex Luger & Sting) in a three-team War Games match. Diamond Dallas Page got the pinfall over Stevie Ray; as a result, he would be the #1 contender to the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. In a side note, this is the first time since 1995 that a face team won the War Games match.
16 years ago today on Nitro, Chris Benoit defeated Rick Steiner to win the WCW World Television Championship.
13 years ago today, WWF presented a live episode of Smackdown from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas. The show, originally scheduled to tape two days earlier, was postponed due to the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. This was the first live televised sporting event in the United States since the 9/11 attacks. The show opened with Vince McMahon addressing the crowd and Lilian Garcia delivered a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. In between matches, superstars and divas gave a few words about the tragedy. As for the show:
- The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeated The Hurricane & Lance Storm.
- Rob Van Dam defeated Spike Dudley.
- Chris Jericho defeated Christian.
- The Rock defeated Shawn Stasiak in just three seconds.
- The Acolytes (Faarooq & Bradshaw) defeated X-Pac & Albert.
- Booker T defeated The Big Show.
- Lita defeated Ivory.
- Test and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) defeated Tajiri, William Regal, and Scotty 2 Hotty
- Kurt Angle defeated Rhyno.
- In a post-show dark match, WCW Champion The Rock defeated WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin by disqualification.
11 years ago today, Mike Bucci made his WWE debut as Simon Dean. His debut was a commercial for a fitness product known as the Simon System. The vignette was so well-done, people legitimately called the number to "order it". In reality, as the story goes, it was the number to WWE headquarters in Stamford. Bucci was most famous as Nova of ECW fame, but after the promotion shut down, worked the independent circuit before landing in Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2002. He worked under Jim Cornette as an assistant booker before being called up to WWE.
10 years ago today, Million Dollar Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder was released just one year into his four year deal with WWE.
6 years ago today, WWE presented Breaking Point (WWE Network link) from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event's hook was that the main event matches would be contested under submission rules. About 12,000 were attendance, with 169,000 homes watching on PPV. That's down from 211,000 homes for the September 2008 PPV Unforgiven. This would be the one and only Breaking Point event, though the name lives on-somewhat-in recent WWE video games. However, the Breaking Point submission system will be scrapped for Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of WWE 2K15.
- Chris Jericho & The Big Show defeated Montel Vontavious Porter & Mark Henry to retain the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship.
- Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz to retain the WWE United States Championship.
- The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase) defeated D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) in a Submissions Count Anywhere match.
- Kane defeated The Great Khali in a Singapore Cane match.
- Christian defeated William Regal to retain the ECW Championship.
- John Cena defeated Randy Orton in an "I Quit" match to win the WWE Championship.
- CM Punk defeated The Undertaker in a Submission Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. In true WWE fashion, they remixed the Montreal Screwjob yet again. Undertaker had Punk defeated with Hell's Gate, but the submission hold was deemed banned, so the match continued. Punk moments later hooked Undertaker in the Anaconda Vice and Scott Armstrong rang the bell, though the Undertaker did not submit.
5 years ago today, WWE presented RAW Roulette 2010 from the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz ended in a no contest in a submission match
- Daniel Bryan defeated Alex Riley in a submission match.
- Edge defeated Evan Bourne in a bodyslam match.
- Mark Henry defeated Edge in a bodyslam match.
- R-Truth & Eve Torres defeated Ted DiBiase & Maryse in a song & dance contest.
- Sheamus defeated John Morrison in a Falls count anywhere match.
- Chris Jericho defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in a Handicap Steel Cage match.
- Goldust defeated William Regal in a "Trading Places" match.
- Randy Orton defeated John Cena in a tables match.