This Day In Wrestling History – September 16th‏

Sep 16, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck


2011 – La Sombra wins the CMLL Universal Championship Tournament, defeating Averno in the final


In 1938, the EMLL 5th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City

– Tarzan Lopez defeats Don Hill
– Pete Pancoff defeats Jack O’Brien in a ‘Super Libre’ Match

In 1952, the EMLL 19th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City

– Halcon Negro defeats Cavernario Galindo in a Mask vs Hair Match
– El Santo defeats The Black Shadow to retain the NWA Welterweight Title

In 2001, New Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Nagoya, Japan

– Gedo & Jado defeat Katsuyori Shibata & Wataru Inoue to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Masayuki Naruse defeats El Samurai to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Kokushi & Hakushi defeat Masa Chono & Mike Barton
– Ten-Koji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) defeat Mitsuya Nagai & Toshiaki Kawada
– Don Frye defeats Scott Norton to win the G-1 World League
– Manabu Nakanishi defeats Gary Goodridge

Also in 2001, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in Naucalpan, Mexico

– Los Barrio Boys (Alan, Billy Boy & Decnis) fought Oyanagai Nitohei, Milano Collection AT & Yasushi Tsujimoto to a draw
– La Parka Jr, Mascara Sagrada, Sangre Chicana & Octagon defeat Pirata Morgan, El Texano, Jerry Estrada & El Engendro by DQ
– Pimpinela Escarlata fought Tiffany to a draw in a Hair vs Hair Match. As a result, both were forced to shave their heads
– Hector Garza defeats Perro Aguayo Jr in a Dog Collar Match
– El Canek, Latin Lover, Zorro & Heavy Metal defeat Cibernetico, Headhunter I, Electroshock & Abismo Negro

In 2002, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in Naucalpan, Mexico

– Los Vatos Locos (El Picudo, Nygma, Espiritu & Silver Cat) defeat The Black Family (Cuervo, Ozz, Chessman & Escoria) to win the Mexican National Atomicos Title
– Gronda, El Hijo del Solitario & Dos Caras Jr defeat Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana & El Brazo
– Super Crazy, Mr Aguila, Latin Lover & La Parka Jr defeat Heavy Metal, Hector Garza, Cibernetico & Leatherface by DQ
– El Dandy lost a 4-Way Elimination Hair vs Hair Match to El Zorro, Electroshock & Perro Aguayo Jr

In 2003, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This was the second of three VdE events this year

– Chessman & Tiffany defeat Lady Apache & Electroshock to win the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles
– El Zorro & El Oriental defeated Mr Aguila & Psicosis II in an Electrified Cage Match
– La Parka, Latin Lover & Mascara Sagrada defeat Cibernetico, Hector Garza & Juventud Guerrera

In 2005, the CMLL 72nd Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City

– Marcela defeats Dark Angel to win the vacant CMLL Womens Title
– Dr Wagner Jr, Mistico & Negro Casas defeat Damian El Terrible, Mephisto & Tarzan Boy
– Averno, Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero defeat Shinsuke Nakamura, Shigeo Okumura & Hiroshi Tanahashi
– Hector Garza lost a 3-Way Hair vs Hair Match to Perro Aguayo Jr & Universo 2000

In 2007, WWE Unforgiven was held in Memphis, Tennessee

– CM Punk defeats Elijah Burke to retain the ECW Title
– Matt Hardy & MVP defeat Deuce n Domino to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Candice Michelle defeats Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Womens Title
– Batista defeats Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali in a Triple Threat Match to win the World Heavyweight Title
– Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeat Paul London & Brian Kendrick to retain the World Tag Team Titles
– Randy Orton defeats John Cena by DQ (Cena retains the WWE Title)
– The Undertaker defeats Mark Henry

Also in 2007, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in Guadalajara, Mexico

– The Mexican Powers (Crazy Boy, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider & Juventud Guerrera) defeat Los Vipers Revolution (Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Mr Niebla & Psicosis II)
– Los Guapos VIP (Decnis, Scorpio Jr & Zumbido) defeat Los Bello Stones (Super Calo, Alan & Chris Stone)
– Laredo Kid, Latin Lover, La Parka & Ricky Marvin defeat La Legion Extranjera (Abismo Negro, Ron Killings, Kenzo Suzuki & Sean Waltman)
– El Mesias defeats Chessman by DQ to retain the AAA Heavyweight Title
– Los Hell Brothers (Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico & El Zorro) defeat The Black Family (Dark Cuervo, Dark Escoria, Dark Espiritu & Dark Ozz) in a Hair vs Hair Cage Match. Espiritu was the last man in the cage, so was forced to shave his head

In 2012, WWE Night Of Champions was held in Boston, Massachusetts

– The Miz defeats Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara & Cody Rhodes in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Team Friendship (Daniel Bryan & Kane) defeat Kofi Kingston & R-Truth to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Antonio Cesaro defeats Zack Ryder to retain the WWE United States Title
– Eve Torres (subbing for the injured Kaitlyn) defeats Layla to win the WWE Divas Title
– Sheamus defeats Alberto Del Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– CM Punk fought John Cena to a double-pinfall draw to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1975 – John Tolos defeats Al Madril to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1981 – Gerald Brisco defeats Les Thornton to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1988 – Michael Hayes & Steve Cox defeat The Samoan SWAT Team (Samu & Fatu) to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1995 – The Pitbulls (#1 & #2) defeat Raven & Stevie Richards to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2002 – on Raw, Chris Jericho defeats Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2003 – on Smackdown, Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) defeat The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

2006 – The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeat Austin Aries & Roderick Strong to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2007 – El Mesias defeats Chessman in the final of a tournament to become the first AAA Heavyweight Champion


Happy birthday to former AJPW regular Richard Slinger (42) and former AJPW and ECW Tag Team Champion Phil Lafon (52)

GERWECK NOTE: I would also to wish AAA regular Jennifer Blake a happy birthday!

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