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This Day In Wrestling History – January 9th‏



Events

In 2000, ECW Guilty As Charged was held in Birmingham, Alabama

– Danny Doring, Amish Roadkill & Simon Diamond defeat Nova, Kid Kash & Jazz
– Rob Van Dam defeats Sabu to retain the ECW Television Title
– The Impact Players (Lance Storm & Justin Credible) defeat Tommy Dreamer & Raven to win the ECW Tag Team Titles
– Mike Awesome defeats Spike Dudley to retain the ECW World Title

In 2005, WWE New Year’s Revolution was the first WWE PPV to be held in Puerto Rico, specifically, in San Juan

– Eugene & William Regal defeat Christian & Tyson Tomko to retain the World Tag Team Titles
– Trish Stratus defeats Lita to win the WWE Womens Title
– Shelton Benjamin twice defeats Maven to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title. Benjamin won the first match, Maven challenged him again, only to lose again in 5 seconds
– Muhammad Hassan defeats Jerry Lawler
– Kane defeats Snitsky
– Triple H defeats Edge, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Batista & Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber Match with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee to win the vacant World Heavyweight Title

In 2011, TNA Genesis was held in Orlando, Florida

– Kazarian defeats Jay Lethal to win the TNA X-Division Title
– Madison Rayne defeats Mickie James to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeat The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Abyss defeats Douglas Williams to win the TNA Television Title
– Jeff Jarrett fought Kurt Angle to a no contest in a Double J Double M A Exhibition
– Mr Anderson defeats Matt Morgan
– Mr Anderson defeats Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1959 – Pat O’Connor defeats Dick Hutton to win the NWA World Title

1961 – Oni Wiki Wiki defeats Don Kent to win the TSW Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight Title

1962 – Mr M defeats Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title

1984 – Super Destroyer 1 defeats Brian Adias to win the WCCW Television Title

1998 – Wolf Hawkfield & Johnny Smith defeat Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF wrestler Luc ‘Sniper’ Poirier (51), one-time CMLL Heavyweight and AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion Silver King/Black Tiger III (44), former WCW jobber and current HUSTLE competitor Magnum TOKYO (39) and former WWE announcer Todd Grisham (36)


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2 Responses

  1. MulkeyMania says:

    January 9, 2007. NWA legend Sabu the Wildman/Cocoa Samoa (b. Ulualoaiga Onosai Tuaolo Emelio) passes away at age 61.

    January 9, 2010. Former New Japan & WWF star Ludvig Borga (b. Tony Halme) commits suicide at age 47

  2. Jamie says:

    There are conflicting sources for Halme it seems, but I didn’t have anything for Sabu

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