This Day In Wrestling History – October 3rd‏

Oct 3, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2008 – WWE Smackdown airs for the first time on MyNetworkTV


In 2004, WWE No Mercy was a Smackdown-exclusive event

– Spike Dudley defeats Nunzio to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki defeat Rey Mysterio & Rob Van Dam to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– John Cena defeats Booker T in the final match of the Best of 5 Series to win the WWE United States Title
– JBL defeats The Undertaker in a Last Ride Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1967 – Brute Bernard & Mike Paidousis defeat The Von Erichs (Fritz & Waldo) to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles

1992 – Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeat Terry Gordy & Steve Williams to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

1994 – Scott Studd defeats Boo Bradley to win the SMW Television Title, but is immediately defeated by Bryant Anderson. Also, The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustapha Saed) are awarded the SMW Tag Team Titles following their kayfabe threat of a racial discrimination lawsuit


Happy birthday to former WWE and TNA talent Mikey Batts (30), WWE Hall of Famer ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong (74), 2-time WWE Tag Team Champion Danny Basham (36), 3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison (34), 2-time AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Darryl ‘Man Mountain Rock’ Peterson (52) and former WWE personality Mike Adamle (64)

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