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Today in History: Stephanie McMahon “Defends” the Women’s Title Against Lita

On this day in history:

June 8th, 2000 | Women’s Champion Stephanie McMahon wasn’t very diligent about defending her title, but on an episode of SmackDown she promised to give the winner of a Battle Royal a shot at the belt. The competitors probably figured out something wasn’t quite right when Stephanie’s friend Tori was appointed the referee, but they battled on, and Lita emerged as the new #1 contender. Before the title match could even start, though, Tori took out Lita, leaving her down for the count. Stephanie entered the ring and simply pinned Lita, and thereby retained her Women’s Title without breaking a sweat.

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Also occurring today in history:
* 6/8/08 – Awesome Kong wins two $25,000 fan challenges against Serena Deeb & Sojo Bolt at Slammiversary 2008.
* 6/8/08 – Gail Kim, ODB & Roxxi defeat Angelina Love, Velvet Sky & Moose at Slammiversary 2008.

Note: This was originally posted on 6/8/12.