This Day In Wrestling History – October 19th‏

Oct 19, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2003, WWE No Mercy was a Smackdown-exclusive event held in Baltimore, Maryland

– Tajiri defeats Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– The Basham Brothers (Danny & Doug) defeat The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq)
– Vince McMahon defeats Stephanie McMahon in an I Quit Match forcing Stephanie to resign as Smackdown General Manager
– The Big Show defeats Eddie Guerrero to win the WWE United States Title
– Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker in a Biker Chain Match to retain the WWE Title

In 2004, the first WWE Taboo Tuesday was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was the first ever ‘interactive’ PPV. The fans voted for certain aspects of the match prior to the event, with the results revealed live on the show. This was a Raw-exclusive event

– Shelton Benjamin defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWE Intercontinental Title. The fans voted for Jericho’s opponent
– Trish Stratus wins a Fulfill Your Fantasy Battle Royal to retain the WWE Womens Title. The fans voted for the outfits the Divas wore
– Eugene defeats Eric Bischoff in a Hair vs Hair Match. The fans voted ‘to choose the losers fate’
– Chris Benoit & Edge defeat La Resistance to win the World Tag Team Titles. The fans voted between Shawn Michaels, Benoit & Edge to face Triple H for the World Title. The other two would face La Resistance for the Tag Titles
– Triple H defeats Shawn Michaels to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Randy Orton defeats Ric Flair in a Cage Match. The fans voted for the stipulation

Title Changes

1976 – Karl Kox & Ken Patera defeat Bob Sweetan & Randy Tyler to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1997 – Keiji Mutoh & Masahiro Chono defeat Kazuo Yamazaki & Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

2001 – Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeats Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title. Also, Scorpio & Vader defeat Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito in the final of a tournament to become the first GHC Tag Team Champions

2001 – BG James defeats Jeff Jarrett to become the first WWA Heavyweight Champion. Also, Psicosis defeats Juventud Guerrera to become the first WWA International Cruiserweight Champion


Happy birthday to UK legend Peter ‘Kendo Nagasaki’ Thornley (67), one-time AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Mari Apache (34), one-time Shimmer Champion ‘Sweet’ Saraya Knight (42) and former WWF valet Mrs Yamaguchi-San (38)

In Memoriam

Some sources place Road Warrior Hawk’s death as today. I haven’t yet confirmed the date, however, as I featured him earlier in the week, I won’t do it again here.

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