• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 1, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
2. Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano
3. The Smoking Gunns vs. George Anderson & Tom Bennett
• Today Would’ve Been The 143rd Birthday Of The 1st Ever World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion
Today would have been the 143rd birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend “The Russian Lion” George Hackenschmidt.
Born in Estonia, George Hackenschmidt became one of the first big names in professional wrestling history and quite a few historians actually consider him to have been one of the best of all time.
Hackenschmidt became the first ever recognized World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1905, a championship that was the official precursor of what later became the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
The famous “hack squat” exercise was actually named after him.
In 2016, George was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
August 1, 1877 – February 19, 1968
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