August 7th – R-Truth Wins NWA/TNA Gold

August 7th



On this day in history in ….

1965 – Larry Hennig & Harley Race defeat Crusher & Verne Gagne for the AWA World Tag Team Title in Minneapolis, Minnesota, starting their second tag title reign.

1993 – Eddie Gilbert & The Dark Patriot defeat The Super Destroyers in a tournament final for the ECW Tag Team Title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The title had been vacated when Chris Candido, who held the championship with the Suicide Blondes (Johnny Hot Body & Chris Michaels), jumped to Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

1995 – Billy Jack Haynes defeats Brad Armstrong for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, starting his second title reign. That same night, the Heavenly Bodies defeat PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Title, ending their eighth title reign.

2001 – At a taping of Smackdown, Chris Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page defeat The APA for the WWF World Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California, ending the third, and final title reign for the APA. On the same show, Kane & The Undertaker defeat Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo for the WCW World Tag Team Title.

2002 – Ron “The Truth” Killings defeats Ken Shamrock for the NWA
World Heavyweight Title at the NWA:TNA PPV in Nashville, Tennessee. On the same show, Low-Ki defeats AJ Styles for the NWA:TNA X Division Title.

2006 – During an edition of Raw from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, Umaga
pinned Triple H after hitting him with the Samoan Spike after Triple H was distracted fighting off Vince & Shane McMahon. Vince then gave Triple H a pedigree after the match. During the show, it was also announced with a vignette that Jeff Hardy would be returning to the company.

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