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This Day In Wrestling History – October 24th‏



Events

In 1993, WCW Halloween Havoc was held in New Orleans, Louisiana

– Lord Steven Regal fought Davey Boy Smith to a time limit draw to retain the WCW United States Title
– The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeat Marcus Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Rick Rude defeats Ric Flair by DQ with Terry Taylor as special guest enforcer to retain the WCW International World Title
– Vader defeats Cactus Jack in a Texas Death Match

In 1999, WCW Halloween Havoc was held in Las Vegas, Nevada

– Disco Inferno defeats Lash LeRoux to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeat The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman & Rey Misterio Jr) & The First Family (Brian Knobbs & Hugh Morrus) in a Triangle Street Fight to win the vacant WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Rick Steiner defeats Chris Benoit to win the WCW Television Title
– Sting defeats Hulk Hogan to retain the WCW World Title (Hogan laid down for Sting)
– Goldberg defeats Sid Vicious to win the WCW United States Title
– Goldberg defeats Sting in an Unsanctioned Match to win the WCW World Title. The title was later handed back to Sting as the match was unsanctioned, but then vacated, as Sting had attacked the referee during the match

In 2008, AAA’s Antonio Pena Memorial Show was held in Veracruz, Mexico. The event has been retrospectively renamed Heroes Inmortales II, but is still known by either name

– La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario) defeat Los Bellos Stones (Alan Stone & Chris Stone) & The Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart) in a Ladder Match to retain the AAA Tag Team Titles
– El Mesias defeats Histeria, Gato Eveready, Extreme Tiger, Pirata Morgan, Aero Star, El Alebrije, El Elegido, Psicosis II, Dark Escoria, Silver King, Crazy Boy & Dark Cuervo in a Gauntlet Match to win the Copa Antonio Pena
– Cibernetico defeats Chessman & El Zorro in a 3-Way Street Fight
– La Legion Extranjera (Electroshock, Konnan, Rellik & Kenzo Suzuki) defeat Team AAA (Latin Lover, Octagon, La Parka & Super Fly) in an Elimination Cage Match. As a result, Konnan gains control of AAA and the ownership of Antonio Pena’s urn

In 2010, WWE Bragging Rights was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this years event, there was only one match to determine the winner of the Bragging Rights trophy, rather than the series of 3 the previous year

– The Nexus (John Cena & David Otunga) defeat Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Layla defeats Natalya to retain the WWE Divas Title
– Kane defeats The Undertaker in a Buried Alive Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Team Smackdown (The Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Tyler Reks & Kofi Kingston) defeat Team Raw (The Miz, R-Truth, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Sheamus, CM Punk & Ezekiel Jackson) in a 14-Man Tag Team Elimination Match with Edge & Mysterio surviving
– Wade Barrett defeats Randy Orton by DQ (Orton retains the WWE Title). Had Orton won the match, John Cena would have been fired

Title Changes

1969 – Skandar Akbar & Danny Hodge defeat The Medics (1 & 2) to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1983 – Jimmy Garvin defeats Chris Adams to win the WCCW Television Title

1984 – Ernie Ladd defeats Magnum TA to win the MSW North American Title

1998 – The Brotherhood (Eric Sbraccia & Knuckles Nelson) defeat Tully Blanchard & Tom Prichard, Team Extreme (Kit Carson & Khris Germany) & The Border Patrol (Agent Gunn & Agent Maxx) in a Four Corners Match to win the NWA Tag Team Titles

1998 – The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) defeat Sabu & Rob Van Dam to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2006 – AJ Styles defeats Chris Sabin to win the TNA X-Division Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time USWA Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee (70), former WCW and WWF bit-parter ‘The Italian Stallion’ Gary Sabaugh (56), former WCW wrestler ‘The (KISS) Demon’ Dale Torborg (42) and renowned producer David Sahadi (52)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF valet Sweet Sapphire (79)



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