This Day In Wrestling History – March 23rd‏

Mar 23, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


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


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


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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