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This Day In Wrestling History – October 18th‏



Events

In 1998, WWF Judgment Day: In Your House was held in Rosemont, Illinois

– Christian defeats Taka Michinoku to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title
– X-Pac defeats D’Lo Brown to win the WWF European Title
– The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeat The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) by DQ (The Outlaws retain the WWF Tag Team Titles)
– Ken Shamrock defeats Mankind to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Mark Henry defeats The Rock
– Kane fought The Undertaker to a no contest after special guest referee Steve Austin refused to count the pin for either man and ended up pinning them both himself. As per the pre-match stipulation, Austin was fired for not crowning a new WWF Champion

In 2009, TNA Bound For Glory was held in Irvine, California

– Amazing Red defeats Suicide, Daniels, Homicide, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley in an Ultimate X Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Taylor Wilde & Sarita defeat The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne) to retain the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles
– Eric Young defeats Kevin Nash & Hernandez in a 3-Way Match to win the TNA Legends Title
– In a Full Metal Mayhem Match, Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) win the first fall to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles and The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) win the second fall to win the TNA Tag Team Titles. The match also featured The Main Event Mafia (Booker T & Scott Steiner) and Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode)
– ODB defeats Awesome Kong & Tara in a Triple Threat Match to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– AJ Styles defeats Sting to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1997 – The Full Blooded Italians (Tracy Smothers & Little Guido) defeat The Gangstanators (New Jack & Kronus) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Holly Cousins (Crash & Hardcore) defeat The Rock n Sock Connection (The Rock & Mankind) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Nitro, Konnan & Rey Misterio Jr defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2005 – on Smackdown, Booker T defeats Chris Benoit to win the WWE United States Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF and WCW wrestler John ‘The Berzerker’ Nord and WWE’s Spanish play-by-play announcer Carlos Cabrera (both 52)






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