Wrestling History in July
On 1st July in wrestling history, Ric Flair leaves WCW, Chris Jericho joins WWF, and we see Jeff Hardy go against the Undertaker in one of the best Ladder matches in history.
On 5th July in wrestling history, we look back at Kazuchika Okada beating AJ Styles in one of the great IWGP Heavyweight Title matches of the modern era.
On 6th July in wrestling history, we look back at the original Great American Bash, and also the undefeated Goldberg beating Hulk Hogan for the WCW Heavyweight Championship.
On 7th July in wrestling history, Hall and Nash revealed their infamous 'Third Man' at The Bash At The Beach and The New World Order was born.
On 8th July in wrestling history, Austin Aries won the TNA Heavyweight Championship in one of the most exciting title changes in company history.
On July 9th in wrestling history, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett and Vince Russo were involved in one of the most jaw-dropping PPV moments ever at WCW Bash At The Beach 2000.
On this day in wrestling history, future WWE Champion and Hall Of Famer The Ultimate Warrior made his WWE TV debut.
On 11th July in WWE history, Matt Hardy made a shocking return to WWE Raw to kick off a reality based feud with Edge and real life ex-girlfriend Lita.
On July 12th in wrestling history, EVIL defeated Tetsuya Naito to win both the major titles in NJPW in one of the biggest shocks in company history.
On 13th July in wrestling history, WWE's acclaimed bunch of female NXT wrestlers made their main roster debut to kick off a revolution.
On 14th July in wrestling history, the unlikely duo of Steve Austin and Dude Love captured the WWF Tag Team Championshiop on Raw Is War.
On 15th July in wrestling history, Eric Bischoff shocked the wrestling world when he made his WWE as the first General Manager of Raw.
On 16th July in wrestling history, Hulk Hogan and Vader meet in a cage match on an actual beach for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
July 17th is a day of momentous events in wrestling history including the first ever Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair PPV match and THAT CM Punk vs John Cena match.
On 18th July in wrestling history, Chris Sabin scored one of the biggest upsets in TNA history with a World Championship win over Bully Ray.
On 19th July in wrestling history, Raven and CM Punk took part in a Dog Collar match that ended the biggest feud of ROH's formative years.
On 20th July in wrestling history, the ROH Tag Team Titles changed hands when The Briscoes won a violent street fight in New York City.
On 21st July in wrestling history, the ECW fan invasion that we saw repeated so many times over the years took place in Tampa, Florida.
On 22nd July in wrestling history, WWE's InVasion PPV set buyrate records and saw Steve Austin turn his back on Vince McMahon and company.
On this day in wrestling history, WWE Raw held it's 1000th episode with champion CM Punk turning heel by attacking The Rock and John Cena.
On this day in wrestling history, the controversial Muhammed Hassan character was written off television forever courtesy of The Undertaker at WWE's Great American Bash.
On 25th July in wrestling history, CM Punk returned to Raw to stake his claim to be WWE Champion and set up a match with John Cena to determine the undisputed champion.
On July 26th in wrestling history, Seth Rollins won a tournament final to become the first ever NXT Championship.
On 27th July in wrestling history, Low Ki became the first ever Ring Of Honor champion with a victory in a 60 minute, four way Iron Man match.
On 28th July in wrestling history, Alex Wright defeated a future legend to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
On 29th July in wrestling history, The Rock and Ric Flair face each other in singles action for the only time in history.
On 30th July in wrestling history, Booker T becomes five time, five time, five time, five time, five time WCW Champion.
On 31st July in wrestling history, we look back at Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant in a Steel Cage, and remember the time the audience won a major title belt.