This Day In Wrestling History – October 21st‏

Oct 21, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1992 – Riki Choshu & Shinya Hashimoto win the NJPW Super Grade Tag League, defeating Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki in the final


In 1990, the CMLL 57th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City

– El Hijo Del Santo, Lizmark & Rey Mendoza defeat Konnan, Perro Aguayo & Fabuloso Blondy
– Atlantis defeats Emilio Charles Jr to retain the NWA Middleweight Title
– Rayo de Jalisco Jr defeats Cien Caras in a Mask vs Mask Match

In 2001, WWF No Mercy was held in St Louis, Missouri

– on Sunday Night Heat, Billy Kidman defeats Scotty 2 Hotty to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeat Lance Storm & The Hurricane to retain the WCW Tag Team Titles
– Torrie Wilson defeats Stacy Keibler in a Lingerie Match
– Edge defeats Christian in a Ladder Match to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) defeat The Big Show & Tajiri to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Chris Jericho defeats The Rock to win the WCW World Title
– Steve Austin defeats Kurt Angle & Rob Van Dam in a No-DQ Triple Threat Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1969 – Fritz von Erich defeats Johnny Valentine to win the vacant WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1969 – Danny Hodge defeats Chuck Karbo to win the TSW North American Title

1976 – Samson Kutsuwada & Akihisa Takachiho defeat Jerry & Ted Oates to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1977 – Ricky Steamboat defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title

1985 – King Parsons defeats John Tatum to win the WCCW Television Title

1986 – Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Stan Hansen to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1996 – on Raw, Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeats Marc Mero to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2003 – on Smackdown, The Basham Brothers (Doug & Danny) defeat Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

2012 – Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka defeat Kazushi Miyamoto & Tomoaki Honma in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to former WCW wrestlers Horace Hogan and Charlie Norris (both 47), former ECW wrestler Chris Hamrick (46) and 2-time UWF Tag Team Champion ‘Bushwhacker/Sheepherder’ Butch Miller (68)

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