This Day In Wrestling History – April 23rd

Apr 23, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1981 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Bruiser Brody in the final


In 2006, TNA Lockdown was held in Orlando, Florida. As with all Lockdown events, all matches were held in a cage

– Team Japan (Black Tiger IV, Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto) defeat Team USA (Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal & Alex Shelley) – Bob Armstrong defeats Konnan in an Arm Wrestling Challenge – Samoa Joe defeats Sabu to retain the TNA X-Division Title – Christian Cage defeats Abyss to retain the NWA World Title – Sting’s Warriors (Sting, AJ Styles, Ron Killings & Rhino) defeat Jarrett’s Army (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Chris Harris & James Storm) in a Lethal Lockdown Match

Title Changes

1960 – Red & Lou Bastien defeat Jerry & Eddie Graham to win the NWA Northeast United States Tag Team Titles

1965 – Danny Hodge defeats Hiro Matsuda to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1966 – Ramon Torres defeats Lorenzo Parente to win the TSW Missouri Junior Heavyweight Title

1978 – Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear defeat Ernie Ladd & The Assassin to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1990 – Mr Perfect defeats Tito Santana in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title

1991 – Danny Davis defeats El Grande Pistolero to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

2003 – Tiger Mask IV defeats Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to 10-time WWE Champion John Cena (35)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 2-time AJPW Triple Crown Champion Terry Gordy (51)

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