TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… AUGUST 2nd: Ron Simmons makes history

DATELINE: AUGUST 2, 1992 – BALTIMORE, MD


9ea2fd39c455df0cf2159afcc971c01a_XL

Ron Simmons defeats Big Van Vader with a running powerslam to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

By defeating the seemingly unstoppable champion, Simmons became the first African-American to hold a major world title in wrestling. 

Simmons’ victory would be aired two weeks later on August 16th.

He would go on to reign as the titleholder for a span of 150 days, before dropping the belt back to Vader in December, (ironically in Baltimore again).



Advertisements

One thought on “TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… AUGUST 2nd: Ron Simmons makes history

  1. Pingback: THE POWER OF THE PIN – 04.01.2019: Grappling with Gronk | The Gorilla Position

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.