This Day In Wrestling History – April 23rd‏

Apr 23, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Events

In 2006, TNA held it’s annual Lockdown PPV in Orlando, Florida. As with all Lockdown events, all matches were held in a cage

– Team Japan (Black Tiger IV, Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto) defeat Team USA (Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal & Alex Shelley)
– Bob Armstrong defeats Konnan in an Arm Wrestling Challenge
– Samoa Joe defeats Sabu to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Christian Cage defeats Abyss to retain the NWA World Title
– Sting’s Warriors (Sting, AJ Styles, Ron Killings & Rhino) defeat Jarrett’s Army (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Chris Harris & James Storm) in a Lethal Lockdown Match

Title Changes

1960 – Red & Lou Bastien defeat Jerry & Eddie Graham to win the NWA Northeast United States Tag Team Titles

1966 – Ramon Torres defeats Lorenzo Parente to win the TSW Missouri Junior Heavyweight Title

1978 – Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear defeat Ernie Ladd & The Assassin to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1990 – Mr Perfect defeats Tito Santana in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title

1991 – Danny Davis defeats El Grande Pistolero to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

2003 – Tiger Mask IV defeats Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 7-time WWE Champion John Cena, 34.


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