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Monday, October 22, 2012

Today in Wrestling History - October 22nd

1979 - Tito Santana and Ivan Putski defeat Johnny and Jerry Valiant for the WWF Tag Team Titles in Madison Square Garden, New York City.


1984 - The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn & Stan Lane) defeat Rick Rude and King Kong Bundy to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning Keirn and Lane's eighth of 14 reigns as champions




1994 - Toshiaki Kawada defeats "Dr. Death" Steve Williams for the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight in Tokyo, Japan. 





 1995 - WWF held their fourth In Your House Pay-per-view in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the Winnipeg Arena. 

Here are the results: -

Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Fatu.

WWF World Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns defeated The 1-2-3 Kid & Razor Ramon when Billy pinned The Kid. - 

Goldust, in his WWF debut, defeated Marty Janetty.

Yokozuna vs. Mabel ended in a double disqualification. 

Shawn Michaels, who had been beaten up outside of a bar (legitimately) and was unable to wrestle, forfeited the WWF Intercontinental Title to Dean (Shane) Douglas. 
Razor Ramon defeated Dean Douglas to win the WWF Intercontinental Title. 

Davey Boy Smith defeated WWF World Heavyweight Champion Diesel via disqualification.




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Today in Wrestling History - October 20th

1984
The NWA World Tag Team Title Match
Cage Match
Greensboro NC


Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle
(Champions)
vs
Manny Fernandez and Dusty Rhodes

AWA World Tag Team Title

1983 -  its the AWA Tag Team Champions, The Sheiks (Jerry Blackwell and Ken Patera) managed by Sheik Adnan Al Kassie  defending against the team of Mad Dog Vachon and Dick the Bruiser.

Minneapolis Minnesota
(this is near the end but its still fun to watch to crazies like Bruiser and Vachon tag together.  What are the odds a match involving those 2 would end in a double DQ with them just beating the daylights out of Blackwell and Patera, such good stuff.

Friday, October 19, 2012

No Mercy 2003


Today in 2003 the WWE held its Smackdown! PPV 
No Mercy 


October 19th 2003
1st Mariner Arena
Baltimore,  MD  

1Tajiri (c) defeated Rey MysterioSingles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship11:40
2Chris Benoit defeated A-TrainSingles match12:24
3Zach Gowen defeated Matt HardySingles match05:33
4The Basham Brothers (Doug and Danny Basham) defeated the Acolytes Protection Agency (Faarooq and Bradshaw)Tag team match08:55
5Vince McMahon (with Sable) defeated Stephanie McMahon (with Linda McMahon)"I Quit" match in which Stephanie could also win by pinfall and the loser was forced to resign their job.09:24
6Kurt Angle defeated John Cena via submission.Singles match18:28
7The Big Show defeated Eddie Guerrero (c)Singles match for the WWE United States Championship11:27
8Brock Lesnar (c) defeated The UndertakerBiker Chain match for the WWE Championship24:14
















Thursday, October 18, 2012

Champion vs Champion 1985

NWA vs AWA
The first ever World Title Unification Match between the NWA and AWA World Heavyweight Singles Champions

October 21st 1985
Japan


Ric Flair
NWA World Champion

vs

Rick Martel
AWA World Champion

its so nice to see champions show class and come to the ring with no loud music or explosions and not grabbing a microphone to run his mouth for 20 minutes before the match starts.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today in Wrestling History

Today October 14th in 2002

Monday Night RAW
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


WWE Tag Team Titles

The Hurricane and Kane
(Champions)
vs
Chris Jericho and Christian

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Superbrawl 1993 and 1994 - Legends Reunion


From the 1993/94/95 WCW PPV the "inductions" of wrestling legends into the "WCW Hall of Fame".  I dont know if they even have these plaques up anywhere anymore, if they ever did.  Its a shame because they were doing it right by getting "ALL" of the legends induction as soon as possible and giving them the respect they so deserved.

You cant really argue with any of the inductees of any of classes.  I was kind of surprised how nervous and sloppily Gordon Solie handled the first year...maybe he wasn't used to being live on tv in front of that size of crowd or maybe WCW just threw him out there and just wanted it fast and over.
1995 clip starts at about 3:50. This ended after 1995 when Gordon Solie resigned from WCW in protest over the induction of Angelo Poffo. Gordon felt he was unqualified for the Hall of Fame and was only inducted as a favor to one WCW top draws Randy Savage, since Angelo was his father.




Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Match of the Night


Survivor Series '92
November 25th 1992
Richfield Coliseum
Richfield, OH

The Perfect Team
("Mr. Perfect" Curt Henning and Randy "Macho Man" Savage)
vs
Ric Flair and Razor Ramon

Includes the buildup and promos for the match and the followup interviews after the match



Thursday, October 4, 2012

Today in Wrestling History October 4th

1960 - Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana defeated Murder Inc. (Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski) to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This ended Murder Inc.'s second run with the belt.

 1972 - Antonio Inoki defeats Karl Gotch for the New Japan Real World Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan. This would be one of two title changes (Gotch wins the belt back later in the month) for the belt, which pretty much existed solely for the purpose of the Gotch-Inoki matches.

 1975 - Tosh Togo defeats Jose Miguel Perez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to wint he WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title, and ending Perez' third reign with the title.

 1979 - Tatsumi Fujinami ends Ryuma Go's two-day reign as WWF Junior Heavyweight Champion by defeating him in Tokyo, Japan and regaining the title. Fujinami's second reign with the gold would end when he vacates the title and moves into the heavyweight division.

 1981 - The NWA held a tournament to determine a new United States Champion. The previous champion, Wahoo McDaniel, was forced to vacate the title after being injured by Abdullah The Butcher.
The tournament was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are the results:
 First Round: - Pat Patterson defeated Mike David.
 - Ricky Steamboat defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
 - Leroy Brown defeated Super Destroyer.
 - Ivan Koloff defeated Ron Bass.
 - Sgt. Slaughter defeated Johnny Weaver.
- Jay Youngblood defeated Steve Muslin.
 - Jacques Goulet defeated Dusty Rhodes.
 - Ole Anderson defeated Ron Ritchie. Quarterfinals:
 - Ricky Steamboat defeated Pat Patterson.
 - Leroy Brown defeated Ivan Koloff.
 - Sgt. Slaughter defeated Jay Youngblood.
 - Jacques Goulet vs. Ole Anderson went to a double countout.
Semifinals:
 - Ricky Steamboat defeated Leroy Brown.
 - Sgt. Slaughter received a bye.
Finals:
 - Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ricky Steamboat.

 1992 - El Canek defeats Dos Caras to retain the UWA World Heavyweight Title in the main event of a show in Mexico City that draws over 28,000 fans.

 

 1993 - Marcus Alexander Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio defeat The Nasty Boys to win the WCW World Tag Team Title in Columbus, Georgia. 

 1993 - A battle royal was held on Monday Night Raw to fill the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title (champion Shawn Michaels temporarily split with WWF over a contract dispute) with the rules being that the final two participants would meet in a singles match the following week for the title. Razor Ramon and Rick Martel were the co-winners, and would meet the following week, with Ramon winning the belt.

 

Match of the Night

October 14th 1984
Madison Square Garden

The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff
vs
Sgt Slaughter and Andre the Giant