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This Day In Wrestling History – January 12th‏



Title Changes

1980 – Kevin von Erich defeats Ox Baker to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1981 – Raul Mata & Billy White Cloud defeat Tim Brooks & Raul Castro to win the vacant Texas Tag Team Titles

1987 – Bob Bradley defeats The Dingo Warrior in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1998 – on Nitro, The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) defeat The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Thunder, Brian Knobbs defeats Norman Smiley to win the WCW Hardcore Title

2009 – Jack Swagger defeats Matt Hardy to win the ECW World Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time UWF Tag Team Champion Brian Blair (56), 2010 King of Trios winner Ares (33) and former WWE developmental talent Krissy Vaine (32)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF and WCW wrestler Luna Vachon (51) and former ECW talent Big Dick Dudley (45)

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