This Day In Wrestling History – October 18th‏

Oct 18, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1998, WWF Judgment Day: In Your House was held in Rosemont, Illinois

– Christian defeats Taka Michinoku to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title
– X-Pac defeats D’Lo Brown to win the WWF European Title
– The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeat The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) by DQ (The Outlaws retain the WWF Tag Team Titles)
– Ken Shamrock defeats Mankind to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Mark Henry defeats The Rock
– Kane fought The Undertaker to a no contest after special guest referee Steve Austin refused to count the pin for either man and ended up pinning them both himself. As per the pre-match stipulation, Austin was fired for not crowning a new WWF Champion

In 2009, TNA Bound For Glory was held in Irvine, California

– Amazing Red defeats Suicide, Daniels, Homicide, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley in an Ultimate X Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Taylor Wilde & Sarita defeat The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne) to retain the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles
– Eric Young defeats Kevin Nash & Hernandez in a 3-Way Match to win the TNA Legends Title
– There was a 2-fall Full Metal Mayhem Match between The British Invasion (Doug Williams & Brutus Magnus), Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon), Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) and The Main Event Mafia (Booker T & Scott Steiner). Team 3D won the first fall to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles and The British Invasion won the second to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– ODB defeats Awesome Kong & Tara in a 3-Way Match to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– AJ Styles defeats Sting to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1997 – The Full Blooded Italians (Tracy Smothers & Little Guido) defeat The Gangstanators (New Jack & Kronus) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Holly Cousins (Crash & Hardcore) defeat The Rock n Sock Connection (The Rock & Mankind) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Nitro, Konnan & Rey Misterio Jr defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2005 – on Smackdown, Booker T defeats Chris Benoit to win the WWE United States Title

2011 – James Storm defeats Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Title


Happy birthday to former WWF and WCW wrestler John ‘The Berzerker’ Nord and WWE Spanish announcer Carlos Cabrera (both 53)

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