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This Day In Wrestling History – March 23rd‏



Trivia

2008 – Hiroshi Tanahashi wins the New Japan Cup, defeating Giant Bernard in the tournament final

Events

In 1997, Wrestlemania 13 was held in Rosemont, Illinois

– Rocky Maivia defeats The Sultan to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Owen Hart & The British Bulldog fought Mankind & Vader to a double countout to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Bret Hart defeats Steve Austin in a No-DQ Submission Match with Ken Shamrock as special guest referee
– The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) & Ahmed Johnson defeat The Nation Of Domination (Crush, Faarooq & Savio Vega) in a Chicago Street Fight
– The Undertaker defeats Sycho Sid in a No-DQ Match to win the WWF Title

Title Changes

1984 – Ric Flair defeats Harley Race to win the NWA World Title

1985 – Magnum TA defeats Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA United States Title

2012 – Vance Nevada defeats Adam Pearce to win the NWA World Title, but the decision was reversed following the match

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE wrestler Ray ‘Jesse’ Gordy (34), one-time IWGP and TNA Tag Team Champion Travis Tomko (37), former WCW valet Midajah (43), 7-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Villano III (61), 10-time IWGP Tag Team Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan (42) and one-time NWA Tag Team Champion Kevin Northcutt (40)



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