TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JULY 21st: The Magic of Malenko

DATELINE: JULY 21, 1995 – TAMPA, FL


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Dean Malenko captures the ECW World Television title from Eddie Guerrero which aired on ECW Hardcore TV #119 August 1st 1995 .

The series of matches between the two men in the Philly-based company were revolutionary in the US at the time, as they showcased various international styles and high-octane exchanges. It also proved to be their springboard to fame: Malenko and Guerrero would eventually sign with WCW, becoming vital parts of its cruiserweight division.

It proved to be a short title reign for Malenko, however. He would lose the belt back to Guerrero in another classic match just seven days later. (ECW Hardcore TV #120, August 8th, 1995):



 

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