This Day In Wrestling History – April 4th‏

Apr 4, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2001 – ECW is declared bankrupt


In 1993, WWF Wrestlemania IX, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the first to take place outdoors. It is also remembered for the event being themed as ‘The World’s Largest Toga Party’, as it took place at Caesar’s Palace

– Tatanka defeats Shawn Michaels by countout (Michaels retains the WWF Intercontinental Title)
– Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Virgil) defeat The Mega-Maniacs (Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake) by DQ to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– The Undertaker defeats Giant Gonzalez in a match considered one of the worst in WWF/E history
– Yokozuna defeats Bret Hart to win the WWF Title, only to lose it almost immediately to Hulk Hogan, who becomes the first 5-time WWF Champion

In 2009, the WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony is held in Houston, Texas. The class of 2009 are:

– Steve Austin
– Ricky Steamboat
– Bill Watts
– Koko B Ware
– Terry Funk
– Dory Funk Jr
– The Von Erich Family
– Howard Finkel

Also in 2009, ROH Take No Prisoners was held in Houston, Texas

– Necro Butcher defeats Jimmy Jacobs in a No-DQ Match
– Brent Albright defeats Claudio Castagnoli & Blue Demon Jr in a Triple Threat Match
– Jerry Lynn defeats Bryan Danielson, Erick Stevens & D-Lo Brown in a Four Corners Survival Match to retain the ROH World Title
– KENTA & Tyler Black defeat Austin Aries & Katsuhiko Nakajima

Title Changes

1977 – Ric Flair defeats Rufus R Jones to win the NWA Television Title

1983 – David von Erich defeats Jimmy Garvin to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1994 – Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Shinya Hashimoto to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

1994 – Bruiser Bedlam defeats Mike Furnas to win the SMW Television Title

1998 – Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to former ECW wrestler Ulf Herman (47), joshi regular Yumi Ohka (34) and CZW founder John Zandig (42)

Also, today would have been the birthday of the first multiple-time World Heavyweight Champion Joe Stecher (110)

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