This Day In Wrestling History – October 11th‏

Oct 11, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Events

In 2003, the NWA 55th Anniversary Show was held over two nights in Parkersburg, West Virgina. This was night two

– Roderick Strong defeats Jerrelle Clark & Danny Doring in a Triple Threat Match to retain the NWA Florida X Division Title
– JT Wolfen defeats Chance Prophet to retain the NWA North American Heavyweight Title
– Leilani Kai defeats AJ Sparx to retain the NWA Womens Title
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeat The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas)
– Double Dragon, Chris Draven, Rocky Reynolds & Vinnie Viagra fought to a no-contest in a 4-Way Ladder Match (Draven retains the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title)

In 2010, NJPW Destruction ’10 was held in Tokyo, Japan

– TAJIRI defeats Toru Yano
– Golden Lovers (Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega) defeat Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Rysuke Taguchi) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Yuji Nagata & Koji Kanemoto defeat Go Shiozaki & Atsushi Aoki
– Hirooki Goto defeats Shinsuke Nakamura
– Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Tetsuya Naito
– Satoshi Kojima defeats Togi Makabe to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1989 – Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Genichiro Tenryu to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

1993 – Randy Savage defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1996 – Ultimo Dragon defeats The Great Sasuke to win the J-Crown

1999 – Jushin Liger defeats Kendo Kashin to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2010 – Satoshi Kojima defeats Togi Makabe to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Also, Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) defeat Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2010 – Tara lays down for Madison Rayne, who wins the TNA Knockouts Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 3-time NWA Tag Team Champion Andy Douglas (34), former WWF and WCW wrestler Sam Houston (49), WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel (51) and ECW Triple Crown Champion Taz (45)



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