This Day In Wrestling History – October 8th‏

Oct 8, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2005, the NWA 57th Anniversary Show was held in Nashville, Tennessee

– Tommy Marr defeats JT Wolfen to win the NWA North American Heavyweight Title
– Rick Murdock defeats Conscience & The Juggulator in a Triple Threat Match to win the vacant NWA National Heavyweight Title
– Chris Escobar & Shane Falco defeat Daron Smythe & Tim Warcloud to win the NWA North American Tag Team Titles
– Christie Ricci defeats Lexie Fyfe & Tasha Symone in a Triple Threat Match to win the NWA Womens Title
– The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeat Cassidy Riley & Eric Young in a Nashville Street Fight to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles

Also in 2005, NJPW Toukon Souzou New Chapter was held in Tokyo, Japan

– Hirooki Goto & Minoru defeat Negro Casas & Felino to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Manabu Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin defeat Charlie Haas & Mark Jindrak
– Matt Morgan defeats Yuji Nagata
– Black Tiger defeats Tiger Mask IV to retain the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title and win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeat Toshiaki Kawada & Yoji Anjoh
– Brock Lesnar defeats Kazuyuki Fujita & Masa Chono in a Triple Threat Match to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

In 2006, WWE No Mercy was a Smackdown-exclusive event held in Raleigh, North Carolina

– Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeat KC James & Idol Stevens to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Mr Kennedy defeats The Undertaker by DQ
– Rey Mysterio defeats Chavo Guerrero in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– King Booker defeats Bobby Lashley, Batista & Finlay in a Fatal Four Way Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1978 – Evelyn Stephens defeats The Fabulous Moolah to win the NWA Womens Title. Current WWE Title Histories do not recognize this change

1990 – Jerry Lawler defeats Austin Idol in the final of a tournament to win the vacant USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1991 – The York Foundation (Richard Morton, Tommy Rich & Terrance Taylor) defeat Big Josh, Dustin Rhodes & Tom Zenk to win the WCW Six Man Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, Steve Austin defeats Kurt Angle to win the WWF Title. This would be the final reign before the Undisputed Title was introduced. Also, The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeat Booker T & Test to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2001 – Kendo Kashin defeats Masayuki Narase to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2007 – Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Yuji Nagata to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to one-time ROH Tag Team Champion HC Loc (38), current WWE Intercontinental Champion Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanin (32) and former WWE star Paul Burchill (33)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time AAA Tag Team Champion Art Barr (46)

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