• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 21, 2002) – Vengeance 2002
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 21, 2002, WWE presented Vengeance 2002 PPV from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. In the main event of the show, The Undertaker defended the WWE Undisputed Championship against The Rock and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match.
Also at this event, Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Edge lost the WWE Tag Team Titles. It should be noted that this was the only Tag Title reign that Hogan ever had in his wrestling career. Below are the results from the show:
– Elimination Tables Match: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & Spike) def. Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Jamie Noble (c) def. Billy Kidman to retain the Title.
– WWE European Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) def. William Regal to retain the Title.
– John Cena def. Chris Jericho
– Intercontinental Championship Match: Rob Van Dam (c) def. Brock Lesnar via DQ to retain the Title.
– No DQ Match: Booker T def. Big Show
– WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Un-Americans (Lance Storm & Christian) def. Edge &
Hollywood Hulk Hogan (c) to win the Titles.
– WWE Undisputed Championship Match: The Rock def. Kurt Angle & The Undertaker (c) to win the Title.
You can watch the highlights from this PPV below:
You can watch the complete main event below:
• Major Update Regarding Brock Lesnar’s SummerSlam 2018 Match
Brock Lesnar’s last defense of his Universal Championship was against “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. Since then, Lesnar hasn’t appeared in a WWE ring.
Kurt Angle threatened to strip Lesnar of his title if he didn’t defend it at SummerSlam. His advocate, Paul Heyman appeared on RAW this week and agreed to Angle’s demand. Reigns will be facing Bobby Lashley this coming Monday on RAW to determine the number one contender for the Universal Championship.
The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE is planning to insert both Lashley and Reigns in the match against Lesnar to make it a triple threat at SummerSlam 2018.
WWE thinks that Reigns going over Lashley will devalue Lashley’s win at Extreme Rules, so a triple threat is a better choice. Moreover, the company expects a better crowd reaction for a triple threat match.