This Day In Wrestling History: May 21

1995: WCW’s ‘Slamboree: A Legends’ Reunion’ in St. Petersburg, Florida, witnessed Hulk Hogan and ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage triumph over Vader and Ric Flair in the main event. The Nasty Boys also secured victory over Harlem Heat, becoming the new WCW Tag Team Champions earlier in the night.

2000: WWE’s ‘Judgment Day’ emanated from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. In the main event, Triple H emerged victorious over The Rock in a thrilling Ironman Match with special referee Shawn Michaels. The contest concluded with a score of 6-5, with Triple H benefiting from a disqualification caused by The Undertaker’s return, revealing his new ‘American Badass’ persona.

2001: In an iconic Monday Night Raw bout, Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit defeated The Two Man Power Trip (Triple H and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin) to claim the WWF Tag Team Championship. During the match, Triple H suffered a quad tear but valiantly finished the bout, defying expectations.

2006: WWE’s ‘Judgment Day’ pay-per-view took place at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Rey Mysterio successfully defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield in the main event. Additionally, Booker T emerged as the winner of the King of the Ring tournament by defeating Bobby Lashley, while Paul London and Brian Kendrick captured the WWE Tag Team Championship from MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury).

2011: Sinclair Broadcasting, a prominent media company in the USA, announced its acquisition of Ring of Honor (ROH).

2011: ROH’s ‘Supercard of Honor VI’ unfolded at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. Eddie Edwards successfully retained the ROH World Championship against Roderick Strong in the main event.

2017: WWE’s SmackDown brand presented the Backlash pay-per-view at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Jinder Mahal accomplished one of the most surprising victories in WWE history by dethroning WWE World Champion Randy Orton in the main event, becoming the new champion.

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