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Arn Anderson: NWA World Television Champion [1986]


Arn Anderson: NWA World Television Champion [1986]

On this day: In a rematch from Slamboree two months prior where Lord Steven Regal won his fourth TV Title, Ultimo Dragon catches Regal with a flurry of strikes and stiff kicks before locking on the Dragon Sleeper to win his second WCW World TV Championship. (7/22/97)

On this day: Yoshiko Tamura makes an impact in her Gaea Japan debut, escaping a pin by Toshie Uematsu and rolling into a Chain Wrist suplex that scores her the victory, as well as the distinction of being WCW’s second Women’s Cruiserweight Champion. (7/19/97)

Scott Hall (giving The Giant the night off) d. Disorderly Conduct to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship - Saturday Night 10/17/98

On this day: Less than a month into his WCW career, Lance Storm reaches the finals of a Title tournament where he counters an Awesome Bomb into a single leg Boston Crab, forcing Mike Awesome to submit and winning the vacant United States Heavyweight Championship. (7/18/00)

On this day: Hulk Hogan debuts in WCW at Bash at the Beach with a dream match between Ric Flair, whom despite using brass knucks and having Sherri Martel in his corner, falls to the big boot and leg drop that give Hulk Hogan his first WCW World Heavyweight Championship. (7/17/94)


WCW world heavyweight champions, in order (only first reign noted)

WCW as WCW only existed from 1991 to 2001, about 10 years and two months. 19 men held the top prize in the company. Two of them were David Arquette and Vince Russo.

Of all 17 actual wrestlers represented here, a grand total of one has never worked a day for Vince McMahon, and that is Sting. Seven of these men (Flair, Hogan, Savage, Giant/Big Show, Nash, Hart, and Sid) also held the WWWF/WWF/WWE championship. Three others (Benoit, Goldberg, and Booker T) held WWE’s “world heavyweight championship.”

On this day: One night after losing the WCW Title to Randy Savage in a tag match also involving Sting and Sid Vicious, Kevin Nash pulls the referee in Savage’s match against Hogan out of the ring before delivering a Jackknife Powerbomb to the Macho Man, allowing Hogan to make a cover and win his sixth WCW World Championship. (7/12/99)

On this day: Jeff Jarrett’s bizarre WCW Title loss to the fired Hulk Hogan earlier in the night is rendered null & void by Vince Russo, leading to Booker T receiving a Title shot in the main event where he catches Jarrett with a Book End to win his first WCW World Heavyweight Championship. (7/9/00)

On this day: In a rematch of Rey Mysterio, Jr’s debut in WCW a month prior, Mysterio, Jr. reverses a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker attempt by Dean Malenko and lands a hurricanrana into a pin to score the victory and his first Cruiserweight Championship. (7/8/96)