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This Day In Wrestling History – October 14th‏



Trivia

2011 – WWE Smackdown becomes the second-longest running weekly episodic American TV series, only behind Raw

Events

In 1989, Tito Santana wins the WWF King Of The Ring Tournament, held in Providence, Rhode Island

In 2000, the NWA 52nd Anniversary Show was held over two days in Nashville, Tennessee. This was day one

– Lazz defeats AJ Styles
– Damaja & Nick Dinsmore defeat Rob Conway & Flash Flanagan
– James Storm defeats Big Bully Douglas
– Strawberry Fields defeats Leilani Kai to win the vacant NWA Womens Title
– Vince Kaplack defeats Tony Kozina to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title
– Bad Attitude (Rick Michaels & David Young) defeat The Hotshots (Cassidy O’Reilly & Air Paris) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Mike Rapada defeats Chris Harris to retain the NWA World Title

In 2007, TNA Bound For Glory was held in Duluth, Georgia

– Eric Young wins a ‘Fight For The Right’ Reverse Battle Royal
– AJ Styles & Tomko defeat Team Pacman (Ron Killings & Consequences Creed) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Jay Lethal defeats Christopher Daniels to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Gail Kim won a Gauntlet Match, last defeating Roxxi Laveaux to become the first TNA Womens Champion
– Sting defeats Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1978 – Assassin #1 defeats Jose Lothario to win the TSW Louisiana Title

1985 – Butch Reed defeats Dick Murdoch to win the MSW North American Title. As a result, the MSW Television Title is vacated (Reed was the incumbent champion)

2002 – on Raw, Chris Jericho & Christian defeat Hurri-Kane (The Hurricane & Kane) to win the World Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famers Blackjack Lanza (77) and Nikolai Volkoff (65), former AJPW Unified Tag Team Champion Dan Spivey (60), Insane Clown Posse member Shaggy 2 Dope (38) and former WWF/E and WCW Diva Stacy Keibler (33)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2009, the wrestling world lost WWE Hall of Famer and legendary manager Captain Lou Albano at the age of 76. Albano had been a mildly successful tag team wrestler, but on the advice on Bruno Sammartino, he retired from active duties and became the famed manager that most of us remember him as. In his WWF career, he managed over 50 wrestlers, who between them won around 24 championships. He left the WWF in 1995 and began making appearances on the independent circuit. Outside of wrestling, Albano had also forged a semi-successful acting career, playing and voicing Mario in the Super Mario Bros Super Show alongside appearances in music videos and movies. Albano had his first heart attack in 2005; he recovered from that, but died from a second one in his sleep 4 years later.



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