This Day In Wrestling History – January 17th‏

Jan 17, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1999, WCW Souled Out was held in Charleston, West Virginia

– Chris Jericho defeats Perry Saturn, forcing Saturn to wear a dress
– Billy Kidman defeats Rey Misterio Jr, Juventud Guerrera & Psychosis in a Fatal Four Way Match to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Ric & David Flair defeat Barry Windham & Curt Hennig
– Goldberg defeats Scott Hall in a Ladder Stun Gun Match

In 2010, TNA Genesis, held in Orlando, Florida, was the first TNA PPV to feature Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff. It was also the first since the Asylum days to use a standard 4-sided ring rather than TNA’s signature 6-sides

– Amazing Red defeats Brian Kendrick to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Tara defeats ODB in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the TNA Knockouts Title
– Matt Morgan & Hernandez defeat The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeat The Band (Kevin Nash & Syxx-Pac)
– AJ Styles defeats Kurt Angle in a Last Chance Match to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1980 – Mike Sharpe Jr defeats Mike George to win the MSW Mississippi Title

1991 – Big Van Vader defeats Tatsumi Fujinami to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

1992 – The Mountie defeats Bret Hart to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1994 – The Quebecers defeat The 123 Kid & Marty Jannetty to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1997 – The Holy Demon Army (Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada) defeat Johnny Ace & Steve Williams to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Raw, Test defeats The Big Boss Man to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2000 – on Nitro, Jeff Jarrett is awarded the WCW United States Title by Commissioner Kevin Nash

2010 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kotaro Suzuki vacate the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles after Suzuki suffers a knee injury


Happy birthday to 6-time ROH Tag Team Champion Mark Briscoe (28), former WWE wrestler Kevin Thorn (36), 3-time NWA Tag Team Champion Chase Stevens (34), TNA developmental talent Sam Shaw (29), former TNA Knockout Rosie Lottalove (28) and Dragon Gate star Masaaki Mochizuki (43)

Also, today would have been the birthday of NWA Hall of Famer Corsica Joe (93)

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