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Rob Van Dam’s Major WWE Push Ended 14 Years Ago Today

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 3, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Convention Center in Fresno, California and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Brutus The Barber Beefcake vs. Stephan DeLeon

– Ted DiBiase vs. SD Jones

– Koko B. Ware vs. Larry Simpson

– Honky Tonk Man vs. Jerry Allen

– The Rockers vs. Terry Gibbs & The Conquistador

– The Brother Love Show with The Big Boss Man & Slick

– Jake The Snake Roberts vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

– Bad News Brown vs. Louie Spicolli

• Rob Van Dam’s Major WWE Push Ended 14 Years Ago Today

On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2006, Edge won the WWE Championship by defeating Rob Van Dam and John Cena in a triple threat match on an episode of Monday Night RAW.

This Title change happened because then WWE Champion Rob Van Dam (along with Sabu) was stopped for speeding and was caught with 18 grams of marijuana, 9 Testolactone pills, 5 Vicodins and more drugs the previous night.

This also led to RVD dropping the ECW Championship to The Big Show the next night and then got suspended for a month.

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