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This Day In Wrestling History – April 12th‏



Trivia

2009 – Minoru Suzuki wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Kaz Hayashi in the final

Title Changes

1970 – Bill Watts defeats The Spoiler to win the TSW North American Title

1977 – Fritz von Erich defeats Bruiser Brody to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat Ivan Putski & Tito Santana to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1987 – Rick Steiner & Sting defeat Terry Taylor & Chris Adams to win the UWF Tag Team Titles

1997 – King Reginald defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1997 – Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu defeat Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Godfather defeats Goldust to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2008 – The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeat No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2010 – on Raw, Eve Torres defeats Maryse to win the WWE Divas Title

2011 – Edge vacates the World Heavyweight Title after injury forces his in-ring retirement

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 3-time SMW Heavyweight Champion Tony ‘TL Hopper/Uncle Cletus’ Anthony (52), 3-time AAA Campeón des Campeones Cibernético (37), 5-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Champion Ryusuke Taguchi (33) and one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Nobuhiko Takada (50)






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One Response

  1. One additional title change:

    1951 – Wayne Martin became the Oklahoma Junior Heavyweight Champion. There is no available documentation on how he got the title, though.

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