This Day In Wrestling History – January 11th‏

Jan 11, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1993 – WWF Monday Night Raw debuts on the USA Network


In 2009, TNA Genesis was held in Charlotte, North Carolina

– Alex Shelley defeats Chris Sabin in the final of a tournament to win the vacant TNA X-Division Title
– Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeat Matt Morgan & Abyss and Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed) in a 3-Way Match to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeats Rhino to retain the TNA World Title
– Mick Foley, AJ Styles & Brother Devon defeat Cute Kip, Booker T & Scott Steiner in a Hardcore Match

Title Changes

1962 – Johnny Valentine & Bob Ellis defeat The Fabulous Kangaroos to win the NWA Northeast United States Tag Team Titles

1980 – Mr Hito & Mr Sakurada defeat Jose Lothario & El Halcon to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles

1981 – Kerry von Erich & Bruiser Brody defeat Gino Hernandez & Gary Young to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles

1985 – The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton) defeat The Fantastics (Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton) to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles

1991 – Ric Flair defeats Sting to win the NWA World Title and also becomes the first recognized WCW World Champion

1993 – Dustin Rhodes defeats Ricky Steamboat to win the vacant WCW United States Title

2005 – on Smackdown, The Basham Brothers (Danny & Doug) defeat Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio, Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak and Booker T & Eddie Guerrero in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to UK legend Mick McManus (92), former AJPW and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Kuniaki Kobayashi (57), famed ‘minis’ wrestler Mascarita Sagrada (48) and WWE Hall of Famer Abdullah the Butcher (72)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 2-time NWA Light Heavyweight Champion Gory Guerrero (92)

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