This Day In Wrestling History – November 20th‏

Nov 20, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1990, NWA Clash of the Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder, held in Jacksonville, Florida, was the final Clash event to be held under the NWA umbrella. WCW would promote all future events independently

– Sid Vicious defeats The Nightstalker
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat Magnum Force (1 & 2) to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Titles
– Ric Flair defaets Butch Reed

In 1993, the first and only WCW Battlebowl PPV was held in Pensacola, Florida. Though this was the only Battlebowl PPV, the concept had been seen before and would be seen again on other WCW events. Wrestlers were assigned into random tag teams, with the winning teams entering a Battle Royal to crown the Battlebowl Champion

– Vader & Cactus Jack defeat Charlie Norris & Kane
– Brian Knobbs & Johnny B Badd defeat Erik Watts & Paul Roma
– The Shockmaster & Paul Orndorff defeat Ricky Steamboat & Lord Steven Regal
– King Kong & Dustin Rhodes defeat The Equalizer & Awesome Kong
– Sting & Jerry Sags defeat Ron Simmons & Keith Cole
– Ric Flair & Steve Austin defeat 2 Cold Scorpio & Maxx Payne
– Rick Rude & Shanghai Pierce defeat Tex Slazenger & Marcus Bagwell
– Road Warrior Hawk & Rip Rogers defeat Davey Boy Smith & Kole
– Vader wins the Battlebowl Battle Royal

In 2011, WWE Survivor Series was held in New York City

– Dolph Ziggler defeats John Morrison to retain the WWE United States Title
– Beth Phoenix defeats Eve to retain the WWE Divas Title
– Team Barrett (Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Hunico & Dolph Ziggler) defeat Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, Kofi Kingston & Sin Cara) in a Survivor Series Match with Barrett & Rhodes surviving
– The Big Show defeats Mark Henry by DQ (Henry retains the World Heavyweight Title)
– CM Punk defeats Alberto Del Rio to win the WWE Title
– John Cena & The Rock defeat Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth)

Title Changes

1992 – Black Magic defeates Rayo de Jalisco Jr in the final of a tournament to win the vacant CMLL World Heavyweight Title

1994 – Bull Nakano defeats Alundra Blayze to win the WWF Womens Title

2000 – on Nitro, Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo) defeat The Boogie Knights (Alex Wright & Disco Inferno) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2002 – Jeff Jarrett defeats Ron Killings to win the NWA World Title


Happy birthday to former TNA referee Rudy Charles (35), former TNA wrestler Sirelda (36) and comedian Thea Vidale, known for her WWE stint as Momma Benjamin (55)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time American Heavyweight Champion Wladek Zbyszko (121)

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