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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Today in Wrestling History - October 30th

1978 - Ric Flair and Big John Studd win the NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team Titles by beating Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones in Greenville, SC.   They would not be champs long as they lost the rematch on November 5th 1978 in Greensboro, NC.

1999 - Big Van Vader defeats Mitsuharu Misawa in Tokyo, Japan to win the AJPW Triple Crown Unified Heavyweight Championship.

2001 - Test and Booker T defeat The Rock and Chris Jericho for the WWF World Tag Team Titles in Cincinnati, OH during a SMACKDOWN! show.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Blackjacks

The Blackjacks were a legendary tag team consisting of BlackJack Lanza and BlackJack Mulligan both big and very tough men.
They made their name in the AWA and WWF, along with a very good run in the WWA (Dick the Bruiser run promotion out of Indianapolis).

They never held the AWA World Tag Team titles but did hold the WWF and WWA Tag Team titles.

They won the WWA Tag Team titles (below) on November 26th 1971 in Indianapolis by defeating the team of Wilbur Snyder and Paul Christy.  They held the belts until December 9th 1972 when they lost the titles to Dick The Bruiser and The Crusher in Detroit Michigan.

Moving on to the WWF in 1974 the Blackjacks won the WWF Tag Team Titles on August 26th 1975 in Philadelphia by defeating the reigning champions Dominic DeNucci and Pat Barrett (who replaced Victor Rivera in July of 1975).   They held the belts for 74 days before losing to the team of Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi in Philadelphia on November 8th 1975.

Here they meet the reigning champions DeNucci and Rivera in a non title match in 1974.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NWA World Tag Team Champions (Slaughter and Kernodle)

NWA World Tag Team Champions

Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle

Won the belts September of 1982 (or were awarded the belts) in a fictional tournament final over Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba in Tokyo, Japan.

They held the belts for 192 days.  Lost the belts to Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood on March 12th 1983 in a cage at the now legendary "Final Conflict" match in Greensboro NC.

Here are the final brutal minutes of that match

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New WWE Tag Team Champions (10/14/2013)

WWE Monday Night RAW
October 14th 2013
St Louis,  MO

Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
WWE Tag Team Champions
Cody Rhodes and Goldust

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tag Team Match of the Night (Moondogs vs Fabulous Ones)

Anything Goes Tag Team Match

The Moondogs w/Jimmy Hart
The Fabulous Ones

January 9th 1984
Mid South Coliseum
Memphis TN

Friday, October 4, 2013


Sunday October 6th  2013
First Niagara Center
Buffalo, NY


Battleground KickoffDolph Ziggler vs. Damien SandowSingles match[5]
1Daniel Bryan vs. Randy OrtonSingles match for the vacant WWE Championship[6]
2Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Rob Van Dam(with Ricardo Rodriguez)Battleground Hardcore match for the World Heavyweight Championship[7]
3CM Punk vs. Ryback(with Paul Heyman)Singles match[8]
4AJ Lee (c) vs. Brie BellaSingles match for the WWE Divas Championship[9]
5Goldust and Cody Rhodes (with Dusty Rhodes) vs. The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) (with Dean AmbroseTag team match
If Goldust and Cody win, they will be reinstated by WWE.
If The Shield wins, Dusty will lose his job as an NXT trainer and the Rhodes family will be banned from WWE.[10]
6Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) (c) vs. R-TruthSingles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship[11]
(c) – refers to the champion heading into the match

Thursday, October 3, 2013

WWWF Tag Team Champions (The Executioners)

The Executioners were a masked tag team consisting of Killer Kowalski and Big John Studd.   They won the World Wide Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles on May 11th 1976 in Philadelphia by defeating the champions Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi (below,who had held the belts 185 days).

The Executioners would hold the belts for 168 days, until November 26th 1976 when they were stripped by the WWWF for using a 3rd Executioner in a match.  This Execution #3 was later unmasked as Nikolai Volkoff.

The Executioners
WWWF Tag Team Champions
Dominic Denucci and Jose Gonzalez

Madison Square Garden

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Match of the Night (Junkyard Dog vs Dibiase)

The Mid South North American Heavyweight Title
June 23rd 1982
Shreveport, LA

Junkyard Dog
North American Heavyweight Champion
Ted Dibiase
(3 time former champion)