This Day In Wrestling History – April 23rd‏

Apr 23, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1981 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Bruiser
Brody in the final

1988 – Sting & Lex Luger win the Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag Team
Tournament, defeating Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in the final


In 2006, TNA Lockdown was held in Orlando, Florida. As with all
Lockdown events of this time, all matches were held inside a cage

– Team Japan (Black Tiger IV, Minoru Tanaka & Hirooki Goto) defeat
Team USA (Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal & Alex Shelley)
– Bob Armstrong defeats Konnan in an Arm Wrestling Match
– Samoa Joe defeats Sabu to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Christian Cage defeats Abyss to retain the NWA World Title
– Sting’s Warriors (Sting, AJ Styles, Ron Killings & Rhino) defeat
Jarrett’s Army (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Chris Harris & James
Storm) in a Lethal Lockdown Match

Title Changes

1960 – Red & Lou Bastien defeat Jerry & Eddie Graham to win the NWA
Northeast United States Tag Team Titles

1965 – Danny Hodge defeats Hiro Matsuda to win the NWA Junior
Heavyweight Title

1966 – Ramon Torres defeats Lorenzo Parente to win the TSW Missouri
Junior Heavyweight Title

1978 – Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear defeat Ernie Ladd & The Assassin
to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1990 – Mr Perfect defeats Tito Santana in the final of a tournament to
win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title

1991 – Danny Davis defeats El Grande Pistolero to win the USWA Junior
Heavyweight Title

1992 – The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) defeat The
Fantastics (Bobby & Jackie Fulton) in the final of a tournament to
become the first SMW Tag Team Champions

1994 – Chris Candido & Brian Lee defeat The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky
Morton & Robert Gibson) to win the SMW Tag Team Titles

2003 – Tiger Mask IV defeats Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior
Heavyweight Title

2012 – Nikki Bella defeats Beth Phoenix in a Lumberjill Match to win
the WWE Divas Title


Happy birthday to current WWE Champion John Cena (36), WWE Hall
of Famer Tony Atlas (69) and TNA wrestler Jessie Godderz

Also, today would have been the birthday of 2-time AJPW Triple Crown
Champion Terry Gordy (52)

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