This Day In Wrestling History – March 9th‏

Mar 9, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2008, TNA Destination X was the first PPV to feature the TNA Knockouts Title as opposed to the TNA Womens Title. It was held in Norfolk, Virginia

– Jay Lethal defeats Petey Williams to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Awesome Kong defeats Gail Kim & ODB in a 3-Way Match to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Curry Man & Shark Boy defeat Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) in a Fish Market Street Fight
– Rhino defeats James Storm in an Elevation X Match
– The Unlikely Alliance (Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash & Christian Cage) defeat The Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, AJ Styles & Tomko)

Title Changes

1988 – Footloose (Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada) defeat Mighty Inoue & Takashi Ishikawa to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1991 – The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles. This title change was actually recorded on February 18th, 6 days before The Freebirds won the titles!

2002 – Dan Severn defeats Shinya Hashimoto to win the NWA World Title

2009 – on Raw, JBL defeats CM Punk to win the WWE Intercontinental Title


Happy birthday to former NWA US and Television Champion Nikita Koloff (54), tag team legend Rick Steiner (52), former WWF wrestler Tiger Ali Singh (40), 3-time CMLL Tag Team Champion Averno (36), one-time AJPW All Asia Tag Champion Koki Kitahara (49) and former WWE Womens and Divas Champion Melina (34)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former AWA Tag Team Champion Tor Kamata (76)

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