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This Day In Wrestling History – March 17th‏



Events

In 2002, Wrestlemania X8 was the final Mania under the WWF banner. It was held in Toronto, Canada

– Rob Van Dam defeats William Regal to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Diamond Dallas Page defeats Christian to retain the WWF European Title
– Maven fought Goldust to a no-contest (Maven retains the WWF Hardcore Title)
– The Undertaker defeats Ric Flair in a No-DQ Match to go 10-0 at Wrestlemania
– The Rock defeats Hulk Hogan
– Billy & Chuck defeat The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) & The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) in a Four Corners Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Jazz defeats Trish Stratus & Lita in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWF Womens Title
– Triple H defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWF Undisputed Title

Title Changes

1993 – Big Van Vader defeats Sting to win the WCW World Title

1999 – Koji Kanemoto defeats Jushin Liger to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2001 – Scott Norton defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

2009 – on Smackdown, MVP defeats Shelton Benjamin to win the WWE United States Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former TNA and ROH World Champion Samoa Joe (32) and former TNA ring/cage girl Lollipop (32)


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4 Responses

  1. One additional title change:

    1982 Bob Roop def. Ted DiBiase for the MSW North American Heavyweight Title

  2. ben says:

    Spike dudley actually won the belt during goldust vs maven. christian, the hurricane, molly holly, and maven would go on to win the belt throughout wrestlemania X8

  3. Jamie says:

    Yeah thanks, I um-ed and ah-ed about how to write that up, but decided it was too complex to try to document it all

  4. mmggirl says:

    I know you don’t do birthdays of the deceased, but it would’ve been Andrew “Test” Martin’s birthday as well.

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