This Day In Wrestling History – October 12th‏

Oct 12, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2008, TNA Bound For Glory was held in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

– Sheik Abdul Bashir defeats Consequences Creed to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Taylor Wilde defeats Awesome Kong & Roxxi in a 3-Way Dance to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Beer Money Inc (Robert Roode & James Storm) defeat Abyss & Matt Morgan, Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) and The LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) in a Monster’s Ball Match with Steve McMichael as special guest referee to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeats Samoa Joe to win the TNA World Title

In 2009, NJPW held Masahiro Chono’s 25th Anniversary Show in Tokyo, Japan

– Akebono defeats Giant Bernard & Yutaka Yoshie in a 3-Way Bodyslam Match
– Original Tiger Mask, Tiger Mask & Kota Ibushi defeat Riki Choshu, Jushin Liger & AKIRA
– Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Shinjiro Otani to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– Masahiro Chono, Keiji Muto & Kenta Kobashi defeat Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima & Jun Akiyama

Title Changes

1977 – Baron von Raschke defeats Rick Steamboat to win the NWA Television Title

1986 – Kevin von Erich defeats Black Bart to win the WCCW World Heavyweight Title

1987 – Frankie Lancaster & Brian Adias defeat Shaun Simpson & Skip Young (subbing for Steve Simpson) to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1992 – Bret Hart defeats Ric Flair to win the WWF Title

1992 – Butch Reed defeats Junkyard Dog to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1998 – on Raw, Ken Shamrock defeats X-Pac in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title

1999 – on Smackdown, The Rock n Sock Connection (The Rock & Mankind) defeat The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles. Also, The Big Boss Man defeats Al Snow to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2004 – Universo 2000 defeats Mr Niebla to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, becoming the first (and so far only) 3-time champion

2009 – on Raw, Jillian Hall defeats Mickie James to win the WWE Divas Title, but almost immediately loses it to Melina


Happy birthday to former WWE wrestler Rodney Mack (42) and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes (67)

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