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This Day In Wrestling History – March 1st‏



Trivia

1998 – Perro Aguayo wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Latin Lover, Cibernetico & Octagon

2011 – Johnny Curtis wins WWE NXT Season 4

Events

In 1986, the first WWF Slammy Awards show was held in Baltimore, Maryland and aired on MTV. All awards referred to the song ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ from The Wrestling Album which had been released earlier that year

– Roddy Piper wins Best Personality
– Mona Flambe (Cyndi Lauper) wins Best Producer
– Gene Okerlund wins Best Commentator
– Junkyard Dogg wins Best Single Performer
– Nikolai Volkoff wins Most Ignominious (he was the only nominee)

In 1998, the first ECW Living Dangerously was held in Asbury Park, New Jersey

– New Jack & Spike Dudley defeat The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) & The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks (Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney) in a 3-Way Dance
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeats Taz to win the ECW Television Title. In this match, Bigelow drove Taz through the ring
– Sabu defeats The Sandman in a Dueling Canes Match. This match was taped before the event and aired whilst the ring was being repaired
– Al Snow & Lance Storm defeats Shane Douglas & Chris Candido

Title Changes

1977 – Dick Murdoch defeats The Great Zimm to win the TSW North American Title

1992 – Big, Bad & Dangerous (Bam Bam Bigelow & Vader) defeat Hiroshi Hase & Keiji Mutoh to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1993 – Jamie Dundee defeats Danny Davis to become the first USWA Middleweight Champion

2003 – Kenta Kobashi defeats Mitsuharu Misawa to win the GHC Heavyweight Title

2005 – on Smackdown, Orlando Jordan defeats John Cena to win the WWE United States Title

2008 – Silver King defeats Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

2009 – Jun Akiyama defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the GHC Heavyweight Title. Also, KENTA defeats Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current ROH World Champion Davey Richards (29), one-time WCW Tag Team Champion Scotty Riggs (42), former WWE ‘Grand Slam’ Champion Booker T (47) and one-time CMLL Heavyweight Champion Ultimo Guerrero (40)






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One Response

  1. havok says:

    booker was also a grandslam champion in wcw….one of the few to do it both in wcw and wwe

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