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This Day In Wrestling History – October 13th‏



Events

In 2001, the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show was held in St Petersburg, Florida

– Sudden Impact (Chris Gatlin & Steve Lane) defeat Disturbing Behavior (Jeff Daniels & Tim Renesto) to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles
– Hotstuff Hernandez defeats Kevin Northcutt to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title
– The New Heavenly Bodies (Vito DeNucci & Chris Nelson) defeat Total Destruction (Rusty Riddle & Sean Royal) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Jason Rumble defeats Lex Lovett, Brandon K, Jimmy Rave & BJ Turner in a 5-Way Match to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title
– Steve Corino fought Shinya Hashimoto to a no-contest to retain the NWA World Title

In 2003, NJPW Ultimate Crush II in Tokyo, Japan

– Jado wins an 11-Man Battle Royal to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Josh Barnett defeats Yoshiki Takahashi to retain the King of Pancrase Openweight Title
– Kazunari Murakami defeats Katsuyori Shibata by TKO
– Hulk Hogan defeats Masa Chono
– Yoshihiro Takayama, Kazuyuki Fujita, Minoru Suzuki, Shinsuke Nakamura & Bob Sapp defeat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Seiji Sakaguchi in an Elimination Match

In 2008, NJPW Destruction was held in Tokyo, Japan

– NO LIMIT (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro) defeat Minoru & Prince Devitt to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Gedo, Jado & Low Ki defeat Jushin Liger, Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask
– Takashi Iizuka defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan in a Chain Death Match
– Yuji Nagata defeats Masato Tanaka to win the Zero1 World Heavyweight Title
– Keiji Muto defeats Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1970 – George Scott defeats Johnny Valentine to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1981 – Mr Fuji & Mr Saito defeat Tony Garea & Rick Martel to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1982 – Jim Duggan defeats Mike Sharpe Jr to win the MSW Louisiana Title. This was the final reign before the title is abandoned the following year

1992 – Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) defeat The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1997 – on Nitro, The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2003 – Jado wins an 11-Man Battle Royal to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2008 – No Limit (Tetsuya Naito & Yujiro) defeat Minoru & Prince Devitt to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2008 – KENTA defets Bryan Danielson to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF wrestler Mike ‘Duke The Dumpster’ Droese (42)

Also, today would have been the birthday of WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski (86)



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One Response

  1. MulkeyMania says:

    The Steiners defeated Scott Hall & Syxx, who was subbing for Nash.

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