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This Day In Wrestling History – April 13th‏



Events

In 1997, ECW held it’s first ever PPV, Barely Legal, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

– The Eliminators (Perry Saturn & John Kronus) defeat The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles
– The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji defeat bWo Japan (Taka Michinoku, Terry Boy & Dick Togo)
– Shane Douglas defeats Pitbull #2 to retain the ECW Television Title
– Taz defeats Sabu
– Terry Funk defeats The Sandman & Stevie Richards in a 3-Way Dance
– Terry Funk defeats Raven to win the ECW World Title

In 2008, TNA Lockdown was held in Lowell, Massachussetts. As with all Lockdown events, all matches were held in a cage

– Jay Lethal defeats Johnny Devine, Shark Boy, Sonjay Dutt, Curry Man & Consequences Creed in an Xscape Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– BG James defeats Kip James
– Booker T & Sharmell defeat Robert Roode & Payton Banks
– Christian Cage, Kevin Nash, Rhino, Sting & Matt Morgan defeat Tomko, AJ Styles, Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) & James Storm in a Lethal Lockdown Match
– Samoa Joe defeats Kurt Angle in a Title vs Career Match to win the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1994 – Diesel defeats Razor Ramon to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2000 – Taz defeats Mike Awesome to win the ECW World Title

2002 – The WWF Hardcore Title 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Bubba Ray Dudley to William Regal, to Spike Dudley, to Goldust and back to Bubba Ray

2007 – Yuji Nagata defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to indy regular Josh Raymond, perhaps better known as Josh Abercrombie (27), former WWF Tag Team Champion Robert ‘Mo’ Horne (47) and longtime indy star Christian York (34)


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  1. CMBurnham says:

    A Couple of additional title changes:

    1977 Bruiser Brody def. Fritz Von Erich for the NWA American Heavyweight Title

    1983 Ted DiBiase & Mr. Olympia def. Tiger Conway, Jr. & Mr. Wrestling II for the MSW Mid-South Tag Team Title

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