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This Day In Wrestling History – March 18th‏



Trivia

2006 – WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event returns to NBC

2007 – La Parka wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Octagon, Abismo Negro, Rhino, Fuerza Guerrera & Latin Lover

2011 – Extreme Tiger wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Carlito Caribbean Cool, LA Park & El Mesias

2012 – El Hijo del Perro Aguayo wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Hector Garza, Jack Evans & LA Park in the final

Events

In 2001, WCW Greed, held in Jacksonville, Florida, was the final PPV event held by the company before it was bought by Vince McMahon

– Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo defeat The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr & Billy Kidman) to become the first WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions
– Shane Helms defeats Chavo Guerrero Jr to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo) defeat Totally Buff (Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Booker T defeats Rick Steiner to win the WCW United States Title
– Dusty & Dustin Rhodes defeat Ric Flair & Jeff Jarrett
– Scott Steiner defeats Diamond Dallas Page in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the WCW World Title

In 2005, CMLL Homenaje a Dos Leyendas was held in Mexico City. This year’s event did not honour El Santo, following a falling out between CMLL and Santo’s son. Instead, it honoured Salvador Lutteroth (as usual) and Perro Aguayo, who came out of retirement for the main event

– Averno, Mephisto & Rey Bucanero defeat Atlantis, Blue Panther & Negro Casas
– Hector Garza, Tarzan Boy & Ultimo Guerrero defeat Dr Wagner Jr, Mistico & Shocker
– Perro Aguayo & Perro Aguayo Jr defeat Los Hermanos Dinamita (Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000) in a Hair vs Hair Match

In 2011, CMLL Homenaje a Dos Leyendas was held in Mexico City and paid tribute to Salvador Lutteroth and Angel Blanco

– Diamante, Metro & Stuka Jr defeat Los Cancerbros del Infierno (Okumura, Raziel & Euforia) by DQ
– Los Guerreros del Atlantida (Atlantis, Dragon Rojo Jr & Ultimo Guerrero) defeat Angel de Oro, Blue Panther & Valiente
– La Peste Negra (El Felino, Mr Niebla & Negro Casas) defeat La Sombra, Rush & Toscano
– Averno defeats Mascara Dorada to retain the NWA Historic Middleweight Title
– El Terrible & El Texano Jr defeat Brazo de Plata & Maximo in a Hair vs Hair Match

In 2012, TNA Victory Road was held in Orlando, Florida

– Austin Aries defeats Zema Ion to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Samoa Joe & Magnus defeat Crimson & Matt Morgan to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Devon defeats Robbie E to win the TNA Television Title
– Gail Kim defeats Madison Rayne to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Bobby Roode defeats Sting in a No Holds Barred Match

Title Changes

1963 – Louie Tillet defeats Bull Curry to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1976 – The Hollywood Blondes (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) defeat Greg Valentine & Gorgeous George Jr to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

2001 – Emilio Charles Jr defeats Ringo Mendoza to win the CMLL World Middleweight Title

2007 – The Black Family (Dark Cuervo & Dark Ozz) defeat Crazy Boy & Joe Lider, Alan Stone & Zumbido and Pegasso & Super Fly in an Elimination Match to become the first AAA Tag Team Champions

2012 – El Mesias defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the AAA World Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Chikara founder Mike Quackenbush (37), current WWE talent Derrick Bateman (30) and 3-time WWF Tag Team Champion Rick Martel (57)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF and ECW wrestler Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Bell (42)

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