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This Day In Wrestling History – March 19th‏



Events

Two WCW Uncensored events have been held on this date

In 1995, the first Uncensored PPV was held in Tupelo, Mississippi

– The Blacktop Bully defeats Dustin Rhodes in a King of the Road Match. Both men were fired for blading during the match, violating WCW’s no-blood policy
– Johnny B Badd defeats Arn Anderson by KO in a Boxer vs Wrestler Match
– Randy Savage defeats Avalanche by DQ after Ric Flair (posing as a fan) attacked Savage
– The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Hulk Hogan defeats Vader in a Strap Match

2000 saw the final Uncensored PPV, held in Miami, Florida

– The Artist defeats Psicosis to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Brian Knobbs defeats 3 Count (Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias) to win the WCW Hardcore Title
– The Harris Brothers (Ron & Don) defeat The Mamalukes (Big Vito & Johnny The Bull) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeats The Total Package in a Lumberjacks With Casts Match
– Sid Vicious defeats Jeff Jarrett to retain the WCW World Title
– Hulk Hogan defeats Ric Flair in a Yapapi Indian Strap Match

Title Changes

1978 – Mr Wrestling defeats Blackjack Mulligan to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title

1989 – George Takano & Super Strong Machine defeat Masa Saito & Riki Choshu to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, Edge & Christian claim that The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) have not arrived at the arena and steal their title shot, defeating The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff). However, immediately after the match, The Dudley Boyz received their title shot and beat Edge & Christian to win the WWF Tag Team Titles. Also, Raven defeats The Big Show to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2002 – on Smackdown, William Regal defeats Diamond Dallas Page to win the WWF European Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current WWE star Evan Bourne also known as Matt Sydal (28), current FCW Divas Champion AJ Lee (24), Mexican star Brazo de Plata known for his WWE stint as Super Porky (48) and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas (49)


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5 Responses

  1. Douglas Stewart says:

    Tupelo, MS XD, I wish shows like that come back to Tupelo, MS

  2. Is that WCW firing real or scripted because if that’s real how can something that’s scripted to happen cause them to be fired?

  3. Jamie says:

    From my understanding Kyle, it wasn’t scripted, the pair did it themselves

  4. Dave says:

    It’s like the WWE now with their PG-13 rating and as you’ve seen with the WWE, they stop a match and cut away to clean up any blood on the wrestlers. WCW had a similar policy and both men agreed to blading between themselves and subsequently broke the WCW policy. Quite ironic considering the PPV name but “rules is rules”.

  5. Joan B. in SC says:

    Kyle, Dustin spoke of the match/incident in detail in his book, Cross Rhodes.

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