This Day In Wrestling History – March 26th‏

Mar 26, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2001 – WCW officially goes out of business, bought by Vince McMahon. The transaction had taken place a few days beforehand, but confirmation of the deal was revealed today


In 2001, the last ever WCW Nitro aired. Part of the show was simulcast with Raw on TNN. It was during this section that Shane McMahon appeared on the show, claiming to have bought WCW from under the nose of his father Vince, thus triggering the Invasion angle

– Booker T defeats Scott Steiner to unify the WCW World Title and the WCW United States Title
– Shane Helms defeats Chavo Guerrero Jr to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo) defeat Team Canada (Mike Awesome & Lance Storm) to retain the WCW Tag Team Titles
– The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr & Billy Kidman) defeat Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo to win the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeats Ric Flair in the last ever WCW match

Title Changes

1978 – Baron von Raschke defeats Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Television Title

1987 – Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada defeat Keiji Mutoh & Shiro Koshinaka to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1994 – Shane Douglas wins an 8-man Ultimate Jeopardy Match to become NWA-ECW Champion

2002 – on Smackdown, Raven defeats Maven to win the WWF Hardcore Title


Happy birthday to former WWE Tag Team Champion (as part of the Spirit Squad) Mike Mondo (28) and former World Tag Team Champion and current French-language announcer for TNA Sylvain Grenier (34)

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