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Brock Lesnar Made History 18 Years Ago Today

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• THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (August 25, 1989) – AWA All-Star Wrestling

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 25, 1989, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘AWA All-Star Wrestling’.

The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several 1989 AWA Superstars.

Only one match on the card is known:

– Ladies Sports Club Championship: Tina Moretti (Ivory) vs. Morgan Le Fay

• Brock Lesnar Made History 18 Years Ago Today

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 25, 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WWE SummerSlam 2002’ LIVE on PPV from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

This was the first annual SummerSlam event under the World Wrestling Entertainment banner, after the WWF/WWE name change earlier that year.

It was the night when “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar won his first ever World Title, and made history by becoming the youngest WWE Champion ever, at the age of 25 (a record that still stands today).

Also, Shawn Michaels came out of retirement for the first time that night.

Here are the PPV results:

– Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio

– Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho

– Edge defeated Eddie Guerrero

WWE Tag Team Championship: The Un-Americans (c) defeated Booker T & Goldust

WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Benoit (c)

– The Undertaker defeated Test

Unsanctioned Street Fight: Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H

WWE Undisputed Championship: Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock (c)

You can watch the complete main event match between Rock & Brock below:

Below are the highlights from the entire PPV:

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