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This is a list of various things that took place in 2002.

Significant events

Unknown Dates

February

May

  • May 5 – The World Wrestling Federation is renamed World Wrestling Entertainment after dropping an appeal against the World Wide Fund for Nature, which had been ruled in favour by a British court on August 10, 2001 over the usage of the WWF initials internationally.

June

July

  • July 15 – Vince McMahon permanently disbands the nWo after regaining full control of WWE from Ric Flair

September

  • 7th - Australian promotion PCW gains mainstream media attention after complaints were made about the death match held at their Carnage event in Rowville in Melbourne.

Deaths

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Events

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Title changes

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July

August

  • August 7 - Ron Killings defeats Ken Shamrock to win the NWA World title in Nashville; Low-Ki defeats A.J. Styles to win the TNA X-Division title in Nashville
  • August 14 - A.J. Styles & Jerry Lynn are stripped of the NWA World Tag Team title following a double-pin against Jeff Jarrett & Ron Killings in Nashville
  • August 25 - Brock Lesnar defeats The Rock to win the Undisputed WWE title at SummerSlam 2002 in Uniondale, New York

September

October

November

  • November 2 - Konnan defeated Carly Colón to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
  • November 13 - The Disciples of The New Church (Brian Lee & Slash) defeat America's Most Wanted to win the NWA World Tag Team title in Nashville
  • November 17 - The Big Show defeats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE title at Survivor Series 2002 in New York City; Shawn Michaels defeats Triple H, Chris Jericho, Booker T, Kane, and Rob Van Dam to win the World Heavyweight title at Survivor Series
  • November 20 - Jeff Jarrett defeats Ron Killings to win the NWA World Heavyweight title in Nashville

December

  • December 11 - Sonny Siaki defeated Jerry Lynn to win the TNA X-Division title in Nashville
  • December 15 - Kurt Angle defeats The Big Show to win the WWE title at Armageddon 2002 in Sunrise, Florida; Triple H defeats Shawn Michaels to win the World Heavyweight title at Armageddon; Booker T and Goldust defeat Christian and Chris Jericho to win the World Tag Team title at Armageddon

References

  1. Bryan Alvarez: "Figure Four Weekly Newsletter #358", page 1. Cover date May 6, 2002


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