July 24th – On This Day In Wrestling History

The Undertaker & Muhammed Hassan
Credit: WWE

1995 – On the live edition of WWF Monday Night Raw from Louisville, Kentucky the new Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Jimmy Del Ray from The Heavenly Bodies in a non-title match, Dan Spivey made his in-ring TV debut in his new Waylon Mercy gimmick and Bret Hart defeated Hakushi in the main event.  

2000 – WWF Champion The Rock & Kane fought to a no-contest against Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit in the main event of WWF Raw from Austin, Texas.

2001 – Kurt Angle defeated Booker T by submission for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at the WWF Smackdown taping in Angle’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2004 – Ace Steel & C.M. Punk defeated B.J. Whitmer & Dan Maff in a 2 on 2 Street Fight in the main event of ROH Death Before Dishonour II Part 2 from Chicago, Illinois. Also, Samoa Joe retained the ROH World Heavyweight Championship against Colt Cabana and Doug Williams retained the ROH Pure Wrestling Title against Austin Aires.

2005 – At the WWE Great American Bash in Buffalo, New York John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield picked up a disqualification win over the World Heavyweight Champion Batista in the main event.  The Undertaker defeated Muhammad Hassan and became the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Following the match The Undertaker performed his Last Ride finisher on Hassan through the top of the stage floor writing the controversial character of television. Rey Mysterio defeated Eddie Guerrero in the match of the night where the match stipulation was that if Mysterio lost then Guerrero would reveal a kayfabe secret that neither the Mysterio or Guerrero families wanted to be revealed in public relating to Mysterio’s son Dominic.  Also, Melina defeated Torrie Wilson in a Bra and Panties match and Road Warrior Animal & Heindenreich defeated MNM Joey Mercury & John Morrison for the WWE Tag Team Championship in the opening match.

2006 – In the main event of WWE Raw from Cleveland, Ohio John Cena & Ric Flair defeated WWE Champion Edge & Johnny Nitro.

2009 – Austin Aires retained the ROH World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of ROH Death Before Dishonour VII – Night 1 in a Fatal Four Way match against Jerry Lynn, Nigel McGuinness & Tyler Black.

2010 – Tyler Black retained the ROH World Heavyweight Championship against Kevin Steen in the main event of ROH Salvation from Chicago Ridge, Illnois.

2012 – At the Smackdown taping in Kansas City, Missouri The Miz retained the Intercontinental Championship against Christian.  And in the main event Alberto Del Rio was victorious over Daniel Bryan, Kane and Rey Mysterio in a Fatal Four Way.

2015 – Jay Lethal and Roderick Strong fought to a time limit draw for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of ROH Death Before Dishonour XIII in Baltimore, Maryland.  Also The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) retained the ROH World Tag Team Championship against reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly), The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett), and War Machine (Hanson & Raymond Rowe) in a Four Corners Survival match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

2016 – At WWE Battleground in Washington D.C, Dean Ambrose retained the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat match in the main event.  The card saw two six-man tag team matches. In the first, The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman) defeated The New Day (Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston).  Later on in the evening John Cena, Big Cass & Enzo Amore beat A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows.

2017 – Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins defeated The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel in a Handicap tag team match in the main event of WWE Raw from Washington D.C.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Angelo Dawkins (1990)
  • Torrie Wilson (1975)
  • Buck Quartermaine (1967)