• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 20, 1997) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Road Wild 1997’ PPV.
The match-card of the show can be found here:
– Mortis vs. Adrian Byrd
– Glacier vs. Rick Fuller
– Super Calo vs. Juvented Guerrera
– Public Enemy vs. Power Company
– David Taylor vs. Ice Train
– Chris Jericho vs. Psychosis
• The Final WWE PPV With TV-14 Rating Took Place 12 Years Ago Today
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 to TV-PG.
The main event of the show saw Triple H defend the WWE Championship against Edge, while Michelle McCool became the inaugural Divas Champion.
Also, Chris Jericho beat up Shawn Michaels, and busted him open pretty bad (HBK was sporting a “crimson mask”).
Below are the results from this 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
– United States Championship Match: Shelton Benjamin def. Matt Hardy (c)
– ECW Championship Match: Mark Henry (c) def. Tommy Dreamer
– Chris Jericho def. Shawn Michaels
– Inaugural WWE Divas Championship Match: Michelle McCool def. Natalya
– World Heavyweight Championship Match: CM Punk (c) wrestled Batista to a Double DQ
– New York City Parking Lot Brawl: JBL def. John Cena
– WWE Championship Match: Triple H (c) def. Edge
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