This Day In Wrestling History – April 28th‏

Apr 28, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1996, WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies saw the final televised match for Diesel in his original WWF run. It was held in Omaha, Nebraska

– on the Free For All show, Marc Mero defeats The 123 Kid
– The Ultimate Warrior defeats Goldust by countout (Goldust retains the WWF Intercontinental Title)
– Vader defeats Razor Ramon
– The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip) defeat The Godwinns (Henry & Phinneas) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Shawn Michaels defeats Diesel in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1976 – Ted DiBiase & Dick Murdoch defeat Buck Robley & Bob Slaughter to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1980 – Kevin von Erich defeats Toru Tanaka to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1985 – Tully Blanchard defeats Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Television Title

1989 – Steve & Shaun Simpson defeat Beauty & The Beast (Terrance M Garvin & The Beast 2nd) to win the WCCW Texas Tag Team Titles. This was the final reign before the belts were abandoned later in the year

1990 – Jimmy Valiant defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1997 – on Raw, Owen Hart defeats Rocky Maivia to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2007 – Mushiking Terry defeats Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to ICP member Violent J (39) and current WWE star Alex Riley (30)

In Memoriam

The wrestling world has lost 3 stars on this date. Firstly, in 2002, professional wrestling legend Lou Thesz passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from a recent triple bypass surgery. Secondly, in 2005, former ECW and WWF Tag Team Champion Chris Candido died aged just 33 of a blood clot, a complication from a recent surgery he had on leg injuries suffered in-ring. Finally, in 2009, former AWA Tag Team Champion ‘Playboy’ Buddy Rosedied aged 56, of what was deemed ‘natural causes’. Rose had been struggling with weight issues in the years leading up to his death, so it is likely that diabetes and blood sugar issues were a factor

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