This Day In the History of Professional Wrestling (July 19th)

By Maurice D. Proffit

This Day in Pro Wrestling History


Starting today, Rant Sports will run a “This Day in Pro Wrestling History” piece, highlighting various events from all of the major US promotions (past and present) that pin point an occurrence that took place in pro wrestling’s past. Weather if it was a small event or something historic, the occurrences still is a part of history that deserves to be recognized. Enjoy this first piece of many of “This Day in Pro Wrestling History”.


Promotion: WWF/WWE (World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment)

Event: Monday Night Raw

Date: July 19th 1993

Main Event: Shawn Michaels vs Marty Jannetty (Winner: Shawn Michaels –Pin)


Promotion: TNA (Total Non-Stop Action)

Event: Victory 2009

Date: July 19th 2009

Main Event: Kurt Angle vs Mick Foley For the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (Winner: Kurt Angle-Submission)


Promotion: WCW (World Championship Wrestling)

Event: WCW Monday Nitro

Date: July 19th 1999

Main Event: Hulk Hogan vs Sid (Winner: Hogan- DQ)


Promotion: ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling)

Event: Heat Wave 1997; Philadelphia, PA (ECW Arena)

Date: July 19th 1997

Main Event: Jerry “The King” Lawler, RVD and Sabu vs Rick Rude, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer (Winner: Draw)

And Terry Funk (C) vs Shane Douglas for the ECW World Championship (Winner: Terry Funk – DQ)


Promotion: ROH (Ring of Honor)

Event: Death Before Dishonor

Date: July 19th 2003

Main Event: Samoa Joe (C) vs Paul London for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship. (Winner: Samoa Joe- Pin)

CM Punk vs Raven; in a “Dog Collar” match (Winner: CM Punk-Pin)




Wrestlers Born on July 19th

-Jinder Mahal (1986)

-Tony Mamaluke (1977)



Wrestlers Died on July 19th

-Cavernario Galindo (1999)


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