• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 20, 2008) – Final WWE PPV With A TV 14 Rating
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 20, 2008, WWE presented The Great American Bash 2008 PPV from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. This was the final WWE PPV under the TV-14 rating as it was around this time that WWE turned PG.
The main event of the show saw Triple H defend the WWE Championship against Edge. Also on this PPV, Michelle McCool became the inaugural Divas Champion.
Below are the results from the show:
– Fatal 4-Way Match For The WWE Tag Team Championship: Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder def. John Morrison and The Miz (c), Jesse and Festus, & Finlay and Hornswoggle to win the Titles.
– United States Championship Match: Shelton Benjamin def. Matt Hardy (c) to win the Title.
– ECW Championship Match: Mark Henry (c) def. Tommy Dreamer to retain the Title.
– Chris Jericho def. Shawn Michaels via TKO
– Inaugural WWE Divas Championship Match: Michelle McCool def. Natalya to become the first Champion.
– World Heavyweight Championship Match: CM Punk (c) vs. Batista ends in a Double DQ
– New York City Parking Lot Brawl: JBL def. John Cena
– WWE Championship Match: Triple H (c) def. Edge to retain the Title.
Below are the highlights from this PPV:
• Brock Lesnar’s Return Date Revealed, Also Set To Appear On A Show After SummerSlam 2018
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was last seen on WWE programming at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. His return date has been revealed. Lesnar will make his return to WWE TV on the July 30th RAW from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
The arena is advertising the Universal Champion which means he will make an appearance at the final RAW of the month. Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley will be fighting for the right to face Lesnar at SummerSlam 2018 this coming Monday on RAW. WWE will be heading to the American Airlines Arena for RAW a week after the #1 contender for the title is determined. It looks like Lesnar will be appearing for a face off against the challenger for his title.
Lesnar has also been booked for another RAW. He is set to make an appearance at the post SummerSlam 2018 RAW from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It might be his last appearance for WWE for the time being as he’ll most probably start preparing for his UFC Heavyweight Title bout against Daniel Cormier after that.
— Barclays Center (@barclayscenter) July 16, 2018