May 20th – On This Day In British Wrestling


Hamish Woodward

Welcome to the May 27th edition of “On This Day in British Wrestling“, where we take a nostalgic journey back through the annals of British wrestling history.

Each day, we’ll highlight significant matches, memorable moments, and key events that have shaped the rich tapestry of wrestling in the United Kingdom.

Whether it’s a classic bout, a groundbreaking debut, or an unforgettable storyline, join us as we celebrate the legacy and evolution of British wrestling, one day at a time.

On This Day In British Wrestling – May 20th

2008 William Regal is suspended by the WWE for 60 days for his second violation of the company’s policy. The British star lost his push as King of the Ring and the General Manager of Raw. He missed out on the chance of becoming the first ever British WWE Champion, and it was the last main event run of his career.

Learn more about William Regal’s run as King of the Ring

2017Pete Dunne defeated Tyler Bate for the WWE United Kingdom Championship at NXT Takeover: Chicago. This was the first title change in the belt’s history, and the first time it had been defended in the US. It was also voted as one of WWE’s best matches of the year, a huge accolade for the two Englishmen.

2018– Progress Chapter 69: Be Here Now was broadcast from the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England. The main event of the show saw Jinny defeated Toni Storm to become the Progress Women’s Championship for the first time in her career. The show also saw Doug Williams win the Progress Atlas title.


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