2014: The very first NXT: Takeover special was broadcasted from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. It featured the Ascension (Viktor & Konnor) in the midst of their record-setting reign as NXT Tag Team Champions. Also, there was Charlotte (w/Ric Flair) overcoming Natalya (w/Bret Hart) in the finals to determine a new NXT Women's Champion, after then-champion Paige had relinquished it to focus on her recently-won Divas Championship. Finally, in the main event, Adrian Neville successfully retained his NXT Championship in a grueling match-up against Tyson Kidd.
2008: The late Chris Benoit's personal physician, Dr. Phil Astin, wound up with a 175-count indictment, having allegedly written thousands of illegal subscriptions to seventeen different patients (many of them on the then-current WWE roster, like William Regal, Rey Mysterio, and Edge). Coupled with an earlier seven-count indictment on over-prescribing painkillers/drugs, Astin faced a cumulative 300 years in prison and up to $175 million in fines. He would plead guilty to all charges in January 2009, and was sentenced four months later to 10 years in prison.
2000: On a episode of WCW Nitro emanating from Salt Lake City, Utah, Kevin Nash relinquished his recently-won WCW Championship and awarded it to Ric Flair, who'd been stripped of the title a week prior. Nash stated on-air that Flair shouldn't have been stripped of it to begin with and was the rightful champion. This notion would ring hollow later in the night, though, when Flair defended his newly-won title against Jeff Jarrett and lost, marking it not only as the shortest of Flair's record 16 championship reigns, but also his last.
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