This Day In Wrestling History – October 2nd‏

Oct 2, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1999, the first WWF Rebellion was held in Birmingham, England

– Jeff Jarrett defeats D’Lo Brown to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Ivory defeats Luna Vachon, Tori & Jacqueline in a Four Corners Match to retain the WWF Womens Title
– Chyna defeats Jeff Jarrett by DQ
– Kane defeats The Big Show in a No-DQ Match
– Edge & Christian defeat The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) & The Holly Cousins (Hardcore & Crash) in a Triangle Tag Team Match
– Triple H defeats The Rock in a Cage Match to retain the WWF Title

In 2011, WWE Hell In A Cell was held in New Orleans, Louisiana

– Sin Cara Azul defeats Sin Cara Negro
– Air Boom (Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne) defeat Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Mark Henry defeats Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Cody Rhodes defeats John Morrison to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Beth Phoenix defeats Kelly Kelly to win the WWE Divas Title
– Alberto Del Rio defeats CM Punk & John Cena in a Triple Threat Hell In A Cell Match to win the WWE Title

Title Changes

1976 – Jerry & Ted Oates defeat The Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1979 – Ryuma Go defeats Tatsumi Fujinami to win the WWF Junior Heavyweight Title

1989 – Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeat The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1993 – Sabu defeats Shane Douglas to win the NWA-ECW Title

1999 – Naoya Ogawa defeats Gary Steele to win the NWA World Title

2000 – on Nitro, Vince Russo vacates the WCW World Title, with Booker T defeating Jeff Jarrett for it later in the show. Also, Sgt AWOL defeats Reno to win the WCW Hardcore Title, but the decision was reversed by Commissioner Mike Sanders. Finally, Mike Sanders & Kevin Nash defeat Elix Skipper in a Handicap Powerbomb Match (Sanders pins Skipper to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title)

2006 – on Raw, Jeff Hardy defeats Johnny Nitro to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2007 – on ECW on Sci-Fi, the WWE Title is vacated after John Cena suffered a serious pectoral injury on the previous Raw

2011 – Katsuhiko Nakajima is forced to vacate the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title through injury


Happy birthday to 3-time CMLL Middleweight Champion and former WCW wrestler El Dandy (51)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 2-time WWF Champion Yokozuna (47), famed Texas wrestling promoter Paul Boesch (101) and 2-time IWA Tag Team Champion Waldo Von Erich (80)

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