On this day in pro wrestling history (August 27): Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon ladder match, ECW is born, lots of WWF title changes

July 23, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1930 – St. Louis, Missouri; Dick Shikat beat Rudy Dusek, Ghafoor Khan beat John Spellman, Jim Clinstock drew Hans Steinke, Lloyd Burdick beat Firpo Wilcox

1959 – St. Louis, Missouri at Kiel Auditorium; NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor beat Rip Hawk, Lou Thesz beat Kinji Shibuya dq, Bob Ellis and Thor Hagen defeated Rock Hunter and Otto Von Krupp in 2 out of 3 falls and Ray Gordon and Tommy O’Toole went to a time limit draw. Promoter was Sam Muchnick. 

1964 – Kansas City, Kansas; The Lawman won an 8-man Battle Royal (other participants: Pat O’Connor, Bulldog Plechas, Moose Evans, Mark Starr, Don Jardine, Sonny Myers, The Krusher), Bob Geigel fought Rocky Hamilton to a double-DQ and Mike DiBiase defeated Sailor Art Thomas

1965 – Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defeated Billy Hines & Bad Boy Hines to win the Southern Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia. 

1966 – Minneapolis, Minnesota; AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Mad Dog Vachon, Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Alaskan & Big K and Killer Kowalski beat Moose Cholak

1970 – Kansas City, Kansas; Roger Kirby fought The Viking to a draw and Rufus R. Jones & Danny Little Bear defeated Harley Race & Baron Von Raschke in three falls

1972 – St Paul, MN at Midway Stadium; Red Bastien & Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat Dusty Rhodes & Larry Hennig & Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens beat Dr X dq, Ivan Koloff beat Don Muraco and Hans Hermann beat Bull Bullinski

1974 – Ernie Baker defeated Ox Baker to win the Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia. 

1976 – Chicago, Illinois at Comiskey Park; In a Cage match; AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel no contest Andre the Giant, Wilbur Snyder & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon & Ox Baker, Moose Cholak beat Buddy Wolff, Peter Maivia beat Kim Duk, Art Thomas beat Bounty Hunter I by dq and Pepper Gomez beat Johnny Starr

1979 – Memphis, Tennessee; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a 60 minute draw with Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee beat Ron Bass to win Southern Title, Tommy Gilbert & Terry The Hulk Boulder beat Southern Tag Team Champions Wayne Farris & Larry Latham dq, Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes beat Steve Regal & Ricky Morton and Ken Wayne & Buddy Wayne drew Eddie Gilbert & Dallas Montgomery

1982 – Denver, Colorado; AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tito Santana & Rick Martel, Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens, Nick Bockwinkel & Jesse Ventura beat Otto Wanz & Baron Von Raschke and Brad Rheingans & Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan & Jacques Goulet

1983 – Chicago, Illinois; Hulk Hogan beat Mr Saito dq, AWA Tag Team Champions Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera beat Mad Dog Vachon & Steve Olsonoski (sub Baron Von Raschke), Wahoo McDaniel beat Blackjack Lanza, Non title match, Bobby Heenan beat AWA Light Heavyweight champion Buck Zumhofe, Jim Brunzell no contest David Shults and Greg Gagne beat Bill White

1990 – The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition (Smash & Crush) in a two out of three falls match to win the WWF World Tag Team Title. Also, WWF World Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude in a steel cage match and Kerry Von Erich defeated Mr. Perfect to win the WWF Intercontinental Title in Philadelphia, PA; The Snowman is stripped of the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title after no-showing a title defense.

1994 – In Philadelphia, PA; Shane Douglas defeated 2 Cold Scorpio to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title in a tournament final, but threw it down and proclaimed himself the first ECW World Heavyweight Champion.  Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck (subbing for Terry Funk) defeated The Public Enemy to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship.

1995 – At SummerSlam, Bertha Faye defeated Alundra Blayze to win the WWF Women’s Title in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in a ladder match and WWF World Champion Diesel defeated Mabel.

2000 – At SummerSlam in Raleigh, NC; Chris Benoit beat Chris Jericho in a two out of three falls match, WWF World Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated The Dudley Boyz and Matt & Jeff Hardy in a Tables, Ladders, And Chairs Match and WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Rock defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H in a Triple Threat match.

2001 – The Hurricane defeats Matt Hardy for the WWF European Title in Grand Rapids, Michigan.