• World Heavyweight Championship Was Last Seen In WWE 6 Years Ago Today
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on August 17, 2014, WWE SummerSlam 2014 pay-per-view took place.
This PPV marked the beginning of a new era as WWE debuted a new company logo and retired the scratch logo. This was also the first SummerSlam PPV to air on the WWE Network.
At this PPV, Stephanie McMahon returned to action for the first time in 11 years, when she faced Brie Bella. Stephanie won the match when Nikki Bella turned heel and attacked her sister. Also on this PPV, Brock Lesnar destroyed John Cena to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. This was Brock Lesnar’s first WWE World Title reign in 10 years. Lesnar held the title till WrestleMania 31.
This event also marked the last time the “Big Gold” World Heavyweight Championship title belt was last seen in WWE.
Below are the results from this PPV:
– Pre-Show: Rob Van Dam def. Cesaro
– Dolph Ziggler def. The Miz (c) to win the Intercontinental Championship
– Paige def. AJ Lee (c) to win the Divas Championship
– Rusev def. Jack Swagger in a Flag Match
– Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack Match
– Bray Wyatt def. Chris Jericho
– Stephanie McMahon def. Brie Bella
– Roman Reigns def. Randy Orton
– Brock Lesnar def. John Cena (c) to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (August 17, 2007) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2007, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2007’ PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. Deuce & Domino vs. The Major Brothers
2. Finlay vs. Jamie Noble
3. Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Shannon Moore
4. Mark Henry vs. Greg Cardona
5. Michelle McCool vs. Victoria
6. The Great Khali vs. Kane