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This Day In Wrestling History – October 29th‏



Trivia

2009 – The TNA Legends Title is renamed the TNA Global Title by champion Eric Young

Events

In 1995, WCW Halloween Havoc was held in Detroit, Michigan
– Johnny B Badd defeats Diamond Dallas Page to win the WCW Television Title
– Sting & Ric Flair defeat Brian Pillman & Arn Anderson by DQ when Flair turned on Sting
– Hulk Hogan defeats The Giant in a Sumo Monster Truck competition (this was taped the previous night)
– The Giant defeats Hulk Hogan by DQ. The Giant was awarded the WCW World Title based on a pre-match stipulation, but was later stripped of the belt

In 2000, the final WCW Halloween Havoc was held in Las Vegas, Nevada

– The Natural Born Thrillers (Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire) defeat The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr & Billy Kidman) & The Boogie Knights (Disco Inferno & Alex Wright) in a Triangle Match to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Reno defeats Sgt AWOL to retain the WCW Hardcore Title
– Mike Sanders defeats Ernest Miller by countout in a Kickboxing Match to become the new WCW Commissioner
– General Rection defeats Lance Storm & Jim Duggan in a Handicap Match to win the WCW United States Title and free Major Gunns from Team Canada
– Jeff Jarrett defeats Sting. This match featured the return of the ‘Fake Sting’, with multiple Stings attempting to interfere in the match
– Booker T defeats Scott Steiner by DQ to retain the WCW World Title
– Goldberg defeats KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) in a Handicap Elimination Match

Title Changes

1969 – Johnny Valentine defeats Wahoo McDaniel to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1984 – Kerry von Erich defeats Gino Hernandez to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1988 – The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeat The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) to win the NWA Tag Team Titles

2009 – Minoru Tanaka defeats Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer ‘Mr Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff (63)

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One Response

  1. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    I think it’s worth noting at this time in 1988, The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette were “tweeners.” Cornette mentioned in a promo how they weren’t welcome (kayfabe) in either locker room and didn’t care if they had to dress in a broom closet and swing to the ring on a vine.

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