On this day in pro wrestling history (August 25): Sting vs. Steve Austin for WCW U.S. title, Brock Lesnar vs. Rock

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1935 – Waterloo, Iowa; Lou Plummer beat Otto Kuss, Louis Thesz beat Frank  (Bull) Topaz and Earl Wampler beat Ed Cook.

1937 – Kansas City Missouri; For the World Title, Everett Marshall retained the belot over George Zaharias and Lou Thesz beat Juan Humberto

1970 – Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto defeated the Interns to win the Mid-American Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee; Skandar Akbar and Buddy Colt defeated Bill Dromo and Alberto Torres to win the Macon Tag Team Titles in Macon, Georgia.

1973 – St Paul, Minnesota at Midway Stadium; Billy Robinson beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq, AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Red Bastien, Superstar Billy Graham beat Ken Patera by countout, Larry Heiniemi drew Reggie Parks, Buddy Wolff beat Billy Red Cloud, Ivan Koloff beat Bob Bruggers and Greg Gagne beat Vic Rossitani dq. Attendance was 10,000

1977 – Honolulu, Hawaii at Blaisdell Center; in a Non Title Indian Death Match, Billy Whitewolf (Shiek Adnan El Kassey) beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel, Wenona Little Heart & Vicki Williams beat Fabulous Moolah & Terry Shane and Jesse Ventura & Steve Strong beat Bill Francis & Sam Steamboat. Attendance was 5,000.

1983 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat David Shultz (stopped due to excessive blood), Mid Heavyweight Champion Dynamite Kid beat Great Gama dq, Andre the Giant won a 15-man Battle royal, Bret Hart no cotest Archie Gouldie (Mongolian Stomper), Cobra & Hiro Saito beat Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith dq, Keith Hart beat Scott Ferris, Jim Neidhart & Mr. Hito beat Cuban Assassin & Cyclon Negro and Coconut Willie beat Wolfman Kevin. Attendance was 9,000.

1984 – The Road Warriors defeated The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke for the AWA World Tag Team Title in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Showboat. Also on the card, Mr Saito beat Stan Lane, Jim Brunzell beat Sheik Adnan, Tony Atlas beat Larry Zbyszko and Curt Hennig beat Steve Regal

1991 – Sting defeated Steve Austin in a tournament final for the WCW U.S. Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia. The US Title was vacated when former champion Lex Luger won the WCW World Title.

1995 – 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Eddie Guerrero for the ECW Television Title in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

2002 – Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock to win the WWE World Title and Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Benoit to win the Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam held in Uniondale, New York.

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