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This Day In Wrestling History – April 12th‏



Trivia

2009 – Minoru Suzuki wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Kaz Hayashi in the final

Title Changes

1970 – Bill Watts defeats The Spoiler to win the TSW North American Title

1977 – Fritz von Erich defeats Bruiser Brody to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat Ivan Putski & Tito Santana to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1987 – Rick Steiner & Sting defeat Terry Taylor & Chris Adams to win the UWF Tag Team Titles

1997 – King Reginald defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1997 – Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu defeat Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Godfather defeats Goldust to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2008 – The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) defeat No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2010 – on Raw, Eve Torres defeats Maryse to win the WWE Divas Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 3-time SMW Heavyweight Champion Tony ‘TL Hopper/Uncle Cletus’ Anthony (53), 3-time AAA Campeón des Campeones Cibernético (38), 5-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Champion Ryusuke Taguchi (34), one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Nobuhiko Takada (51) and the current CMLL Heavyweight Champion Damien el Terrible (37)


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2 Responses

  1. MulkeyMania says:

    April 12, 1987. WWE Hall of Famer Mike Von Erich commits suicide at age 23

    April 12, 2004. NWA legend The Great Goliath passes away from heart failure at age 69

  2. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    1987 Mid-South/UWF: what a roided up, coked out world. Can’t wait for the DVD!

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