This Day In Wrestling History – September 16th

Sep 16, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Trivia

2011 – La Sombra wins the CMLL Universal Championship Tournament, defeating Averno in the final

Events

In 2001, New Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Nagoya, Japan

– Gedo & Jado defeat Katsuyori Shibata & Wataru Inoue to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Masayuki Naruse defeats El Samurai to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Kokushi & Hakushi defeat Masa Chono & Mike Barton
– Ten-Koji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) defeat Mitsuya Nagai & Toshiaki Kawada
– Don Frye defeats Scott Norton to win the G-1 World League
– Manabu Nakanishi defeats Gary Goodridge

In 2007, WWE Unforgiven was held in Memphis, Tennessee

– CM Punk defeats Elijah Burke to retain the ECW Title
– Matt Hardy & MVP defeat Deuce n Domino to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Candice Michelle defeats Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Womens Title
– Batista defeats Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali in a Triple Threat Match to win the World Heavyweight Title
– Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeat Paul London & Brian Kendrick to retain the World Tag Team Titles
– Randy Orton defeats John Cena by DQ (Cena retains the WWE Title)
– The Undertaker defeats Mark Henry

Title Changes

1975 – John Tolos defeats Al Madril to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1981 – Gerald Brisco defeats Les Thornton to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1988 – Michael Hayes & Steve Cox defeat The Samoan SWAT Team (Samu & Fatu) to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1995 – The Pitbulls (#1 & #2) defeat Raven & Stevie Richards to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2002 – on Raw, Chris Jericho defeats Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2003 – on Smackdown, Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) defeat The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

2006 – The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeat Austin Aries & Roderick Strong to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2007 – El Mesias defeats Chessman in the final of a tournament to become the first AAA Heavyweight Champion

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former AJPW regular Richard Slinger (41) and former AJPW and ECW Tag Team Champion Phil LaFon (51)

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