This Day In Wrestling History – November 1st

Nov 1, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1996 – Shinya Hashimoto & Scott Norton win the NJPW Super Grade Tag League, defeating Keiji Mutoh & Rick Steiner in the final

2007 – Bruno Sammartino is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 73% of the reader votes

2009 – Karl Anderson & Giant Bernard win the NJPW G1 Climax Tag League, defeating Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi in the final

2009 – Verne Gagne is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 76% of the reader votes

2010 – Jesse Ventura is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 75% of the reader votes


In 1998, ECW November to Remember| was held in New Orleans, Louisiana

– The bWo (The Blue Meanie & Super Nova) defeat Danny Doring & Amish Roadkill – Lance Storm defeats Jerry Lynn with Tammy Lynn Sytch & Mikey Whipwreck as special guest referees – Masato Tanaka & Balls Mahoney defeat The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles – Jake Roberts & Tommy Dreamer defeat Justin Credible & Jack Victory – Sabu, Rob Van Dam & Taz defeat The Triple Threat (Shane Douglas, Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido)

In 2005, the second and final Raw-exclusive WWE Taboo Tuesday was held in San Diego, California, though the interactive format would be retained with Cyber Sunday for 2006. The fans voted on certain aspects of the matches, with the results announced live at the event.

– Eugene & Jimmy Snuka defeat Rob Conway & Tyson Tomko. The fans voted for Eugene’s partner – Mankind defeats Carlito. The fans voted for which face of Foley would wrestle Carlito – Kane & The Big Show defeat Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch to win the WWE Tag Team Titles. The fans voted for the third man in the main event (Michaels), with the other two challenging for the tag titles – Trish Stratus wins a Fulfill Your Fantasy Battle Royal to retain the WWE Womens Title. The fans voted for what outfits the Divas wore – Ric Flair defeats Triple H in a Cage Match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title. The fans voted for the stipulation – John Cena defeats Kurt Angle & Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1981 – Ted DiBiase defeats Paul Orndorff to win the MSW North American Title

1981 – Dory Funk Jr defeats Bruiser Brody to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1982 – Al Madril defeats Frank Dusek to win the WCCW Television Title

1990 – Jushin Liger defeats Pegasus Kid to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. Also, Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki defeat Keiji Mutoh & Masahiro Chono to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

2003 – The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeat Special K (Dixie & Izzy) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2004 – on Raw, La Resistance defeat Chris Benoit & Edge to win the World Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan (68) and former WWE wrestler Tyler Reks (34)

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