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This Day In Wrestling History – October 30th‏



Trivia

1994 – Hiroshi Hase & Keiji Mutoh win the NJPW Super Grade Tag League, defeating Masahiro Chono & Super Strong Machine in the final

1995 – Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan win the NJPW Super Grade Tag League, defeating Osamu Kido & Kazuo Yamazaki in the final

2003 – Osamu Nishimura & Hiroyoshi Tenzan win the NJPW G1 Climax Tag League, defeating Yoshihiro Takayama & TOA in the final

Title Changes

1969 – Antonio Inoki & Michiaki Yoshimura defeat Buddy Austin & Mr Atomic to win the vacant JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1978 – Mark Lewin & The White Knight defeat Mando Guerrero & Tiger Conway Jr in the final of a tournament to win the vacant Texas Tag Team Titles

1986 – Ashura Hara & Super Strong Machine defeat Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1999 – Vader defeats Mitsuharu Misawa to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

2001 – on Smackdown, Booker T & Test defeat The Rock & Chris Jericho to win the WWF Tag Team Titles. Also, Christian defeats Bradshaw to win the WWF European Title

2005 – Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles for a 5th time

2009 – KENTA vacates the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title due to injury

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Edge (39) and former WWF wrestler Alex ‘The Pug’ Porteau (43)

Also, today would have been the birthday of Joshi pioneer Jackie Sato (55)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2010, the wrestling world lost one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier at the age of 84. Carpentier fought in the French Resistance during World War II and was awarded two medals for his service. He moved to Montreal in 1956 and soon began working for both Stampede and Lutte International. In 1957, he won the NWA World Title in a shock, though disputed, win over Lou Thesz. Capentier was not universally recognized as champion, with the incident eventually leading to the formation and secession of the AWA, who recognized Carpentier as their first Omaha-based champion. In the early 60′s, he began appearing for the WWWF, occasionally topping the bill alongside tag partner Bobo Brazil, though the pair never managed a title win. He also competed in Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago, among others, before retiring in the late 1970′s to become a trainer and announcer. He returned to the WWF in the mid-80′s, working as the French-language announcer for their Superstars show, but was replaced in 1992 by Raymond Rougeau. Carpentier remained active in wrestling for as long as his health would allow, routinely appearing at local Montreal shows. By the end of his life, he had been confined to a wheelchair for quite some time and eventually succumbed to a heart attack. Carpentier is credited with introducing and/or popularising (depending which source you read) the acrobatic style of wrestling to North America.



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One Response

  1. James says:

    It was also the birthday of former WCW wrestler Road Block, who turned 60.

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