This Day In Wrestling History – October 20th‏

Oct 20, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1972, the EMLL 39th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City

– Karloff Lagarde defeats Huracan Ramirez to retain the NWA Welterweight Title
– Alfonso Dantes defeats El Solitario to retain the NWA Light Heavyweight Title

In 1996, WWF In Your House 11: Buried Alive was held in Indianapolis, Indiana

– Steve Austin defeats Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– Owen Hart & The British Bulldog defeat The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Marc Mero defeats Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Sycho Sid defeats Vader
– The Undertaker defeats Mankind in a Buried Alive Match

In 2002, WWE No Mercy was held in North Little Rock, Arkansas

– Chris Jericho & Christian defeat Booker T & Goldust to retain the World Tag Team Titles
– Jamie Noble defeats Tajiri to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Triple H defeats Kane to unify the World Heavyweight Title and the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeat Edge & Rey Mysterio in the final of a tournament to become the first WWE Tag Team Champions
– Trish Stratus defeats Victoria to retain the WWE Womens Title
– Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker in a Hell In A Cell Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1964 – Mad Dog Vachon defeats Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title

1986 – Crusher Yurkof defeats Steve Simpson to win the WCCW Television Title

1989 – Masanobu Fuchi defeats Joe Malenko to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title. Also, Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu defeat Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles and Footloose (Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada) defeat Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1995 – Terry Gordy & Headbanger Thrasher defeat Brad Armstrong & The Wolfman. Gordy pinned Armstrong to win the SMW Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to 4-time WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Hall (54), one-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion Lenny Lane (42), former WWE United States and WCW Television Champion Dave ‘Fit’ Finlay (54), Canadian legend Emile Dupree (76) and 6-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Tiger Mask IV (42)

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