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This Day In Wrestling History – March 17th‏



Trivia

2002 – El Canek wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Pirata Morgan, Cibernetico & Octagon

Events

In 2002, Wrestlemania X8, held in Toronto, Canada, was the final Mania under the WWF banner

– Rob Van Dam defeats William Regal to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Diamond Dallas Page defeats Christian to retain the WWF European Title
– The WWF Hardcore Title changed hands several times under the 24/7 Rule. Spike Dudley interfered in a Maven-Goldust match to win the title from Maven. Spike was then pinned by The Hurricane, who was pinned by Molly Holly, who was pinned by Christian, who was pinned by Maven. Maven then escaped the arena in a taxi to effectively retain the Hardcore Title
– The Undertaker defeats Ric Flair in a No-DQ Match to go 10-0 at Wrestlemania
– Billy & Chuck defeat The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) & The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) in a Four Corners Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– The Rock defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan
– Jazz defeats Trish Stratus & Lita in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWF Womens Title
– Triple H defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWF Undisputed Title

Title Changes

1982 – Bob Roop defeats Ted DiBiase to win the MSW North American Title

1993 – Big Van Vader defeats Sting to win the WCW World Title

1999 – Koji Kanemoto defeats Jushin Liger to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2001 – Scott Norton defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

2009 – on Smackdown, MVP defeats Shelton Benjamin to win the WWE United States Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to TNA ‘Triple Crown’ Champion Samoa Joe and former TNA personality Lollipop (both 33)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion Andrew ‘Test’ Martin (37)


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