• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 19, 2001) – WWF SummerSlam 2001
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 19, 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF SummerSlam 2001’ LIVE on PPV from the Compaq Center in San Jose, California.
The pay-per-view happened in the middle of the ‘WCW/ECW Invasion’ storyline and all the World Championship Wrestling titles were on the line as well.
Here are the results:
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Edge defeated Lance Storm (c)
The Dudley Boyz & Test defeated The APA & Spike Dudley
WCW Cruiserweight Championship & WWF Light Heavyweight Championship: X-Pac (c) defeated Tajiri (c)
Chris Jericho defeated Rhyno
Ladder match – WWF Hardcore Championship: Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy (c)
Steel Cage – WCW and WWF Tag Team Championships: The Brothers of Destruction (c) defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Chris Kanyon (c)
WWF Championship: Kurt Angle defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) by DQ
WCW Championship: The Rock defeated Booker T (c)
• Former WWE Wrestler Is Grateful To John Cena For Teaching Him How To Wrestle
Former WWE United States Champion Rusev, now known as Miro, was the latest guest on The Ryback Show.
He discussed his biggest rivalry in WWE, where he fought with John Cena in 2015. He considers it a big learning opportunity, and thinks Cena taught him how to wrestle.
Below is what Rusev said:
“I was blessed. To this day, I pray and I’m so thankful that I got to work with John Cena, who taught me every single thing, and talking about the crowd, the timing, and it’s just an unbelievable experience, man.
You can tell that there are people who work with him, their timing versus the people who never work with him, and it’s such a difference. I feel so blessed working with him. And even to this day…every day, I give thanks to John for teaching me how to wrestle.”
WATCH: Lana (Rusev’s Wife) Exposed With A N!p-Slip:
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