This Day In Wrestling History – October 21st

Oct 21, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1992 – Riki Choshu & Shinya Hashimoto win the NJPW Super Grade Tag League, defeating Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki in the final


In 2001, WWF No Mercy was held in St Louis, Missouri

– on Sunday Night Heat, Billy Kidman defeats Scotty 2 Hotty to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeat Lance Storm & The Hurricane to retain the WCW Tag Team Titles
– Torrie Wilson defeats Stacy Keibler in a Lingerie Match
– Edge defeats Christian in a Ladder Match to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) defeat The Big Show & Tajiri to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Chris Jericho defeats The Rock to win the WCW World Title
– Steve Austin defeats Kurt Angle & Rob Van Dam in a No-DQ Triple Threat Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1969 – Fritz von Erich defeats Johnny Valentine to win the vacant WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1969 – Danny Hodge defeats Chuck Karbo to win the TSW North American Title

1976 – Samson Kutsuwada & Akihisa Takachiho defeat Jerry & Ted Oates to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1977 – Ricky Steamboat defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title

1985 – King Parsons defeats John Tatum to win the WCCW Television Title

1986 – Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Stan Hansen to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1996 – on Raw, Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeats Marc Mero to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2003 – on Smackdown, The Basham Brothers (Doug & Danny) defeat Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to former WCW wrestlers Horace Hogan and Charlie Norris (both 47), former ECW wrestler Chris Hamrick (46) and 2-time UWF Tag Team Champion ‘Bushwhacker/Sheepherder’ Butch Miller (68)

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