August 3rd – Jericho’s Last ECW Match

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1985 – A huge 16-match card was held in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Named “Polynesian Hot Summer Night”, the show drew over 12,000 fans for a show featuring talent from the U.S. and Japan. The show, promoted by the Maivia family, almost fell apart at the last minute when Jim Crockett didn’t want his wrestlers on a show with Lars Anderson (due to past issues between the two). The issues were cooled off enough before show time that the event was able to take place. Here are the results:
– NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion The Cobra defeated Superfly Tui.
– Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Matt Borne.
– Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated The Hoods.
– Jimmy Snuka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
– Manny Fernandez defeated Georgia National Champion Black Bart via disqualification.
– Mighty Milo vs. AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal ended in a time limit draw.
– Debbie Combs defeated Fallen Angel (Woman) via disqualification.
– Farmer Boy Ipo & Leroy Brown defeated Joel & Verne Deaton.
– Little Kevin defeated Pancho Boy in a midget match.
– Richie Magnet defeated Gypsy Joe.
– Dusty Rhodes & Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khruschev.
– Andre the Giant, Angelo Mosca & Steve Collins defeated King Kong Bundy, Mark Lewin & Kevin Sullivan via disqualification.
– Lars Anderson defeated Bad News Allen to win the Polynesian Heavyweight Title.
– Rocky & Ricky Johnson defeated The Dirty White Boys to win the Polynesian Tag Team Title.
– Antonio Inoki vs. Bruiser Brody ended in a double countout.
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Siva Afi ended in a double disqualification.

1987 – Shane Douglas, substituting for Sting, who was attacked earlier in the show, defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the UWF Television Title in Morgan City, Louisiana.

1991 – Tri-State Wrestling (in many ways the precursor to ECW) ran their “Summer Sizzler II” event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Penn Hall. The show, which only drew about 550 fans, was headlined by a unique three falls match between Cactus Jack and Eddie Gilbert, in which each fall had a different stipulation. Because of that match, the show became a hot item amongst tape traders at the time. Here are the results from the show:
– The Sandman defeated The Rockin’ Rebel.
– Cactus Jack defeated Eddie Gilbert in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
– Luna Vachon defeated Madusa Micelli via disqualification.
– Eddie Gilbert defeated Cactus Jack in a stretcher match.
– Cry Baby Wald0 defeated The Spoiler & Rick Perez.
– Buddy Landell vs. Austin Idol ended in a double DQ.
– The Fantastics (Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton) defeated Stan Lane & Jim Cornette.
– Larry Winters, DC Drake & Johnny Hotbody defeated JT Smith, Tony Stetson & CN Redd.
– Eddie Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack went to a double disqualification in a steel cage match, ending their three match series in a draw.

1996 – ECW ran their “The Doctor Is In” show at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, featuring the ECW debut of Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, and the debut of a new gimmick for Stevie Richards, The Blue Meanie, Super Nova & Donn E. Allen, as the foursome showed up in KISS makeup, singing “Rock N’ Roll All Nite” before being attacked by The Sandman. Here are the results of the show:
– Mikey Whipwreck defeated Devon Storm.
– Johnny Smith defeated Louie Spicolli.
– D-Von Dudley vs. Axl Rotten ended in a non contest when the other Dudleys attacked D-Von.
– Raven defeated Sandman to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Title. Steven Richards was supposed to be defending the title for Raven (who had was injured), but Raven got the pin anyway.
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Jericho with a Shooting Star Press. This was Jericho’s last ECW match.
– ECW Television Champion Shane Douglas defeated Pitbull #2 with two belly to belly suplexes.
– Taz & Brian Lee defeated Tommy Dreamer & Steve Williams when Lee chokeslammed Dreamer on a trash can.
– The Gangstas defeated The Eliminators, The Bruise Brothers and The Samoan Gangsta Party in a four way dance to win the ECW World Tag Team Title, starting the Gangsta’s first reign as champions.
– Sabu defeated Rob Van Dam
in a stretcher match.

1998 – The Monday Night Wars continued with Raw beating out Nitro. Raw, headlined by Steve Austin & Undertaker defeating The Rock
& Owen Hart, Triple H defeating X-Pac, and Kane & Mankind defeating the New Age Outlaws, earned a 4.9 rating. Nitro did a 4.2 rating for a show headlined by Scott Hall & The Giant defeating Sting & Bret Hart, Rey Mysterio Jr. defeating Chris Jericho, and Curt Hennig defeating Konnan.

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