This Day In Wrestling History – October 28th‏

Oct 28, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1989, NWA Halloween Havoc was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was promoted by WCW under the NWA banner

– The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeat The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Lex Luger defeats Brian Pillman to retain the NWA United States Title
– Ric Flair & Sting defeat The Great Muta & Terry Funk with Bruno Sammartino as special guest referee in a Thunderdome Match

In 2001, New Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Fukuoka, Japan

– Jushin Liger, El Samurai & Masayuki Naruse defeat Jado, Gokudo & Chris Candido
– Kendo Kashin defeats Katsuyori Shibata to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Osamu Kido, Kenzo Suzuki & Riki Choshu defeat Akira Nogami, Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto
– Masa Chono & Mike Rotunda defeat Ten-Koji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima)
– Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea defeat Osamu Nishimura & Tatsumi Fujinami to retain the AJPW Tag Team Titles and win the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– Kensuke Sasaki defeats Yuji Nagata

In 2007, WWE Cyber Sunday, held in Washington DC, was the WWE’s 4th interactive PPV. Fans voted on certain aspects of the matches, with the results announced live on the show

– CM Punk defeats The Miz to retain the ECW Title. The fans voted for Punk’s opponent
– Kane defeats MVP by countout (MVP retains the WWE United States Title). The fans voted for MVP’s opponent
– Shawn Michaels defeats Randy Orton by DQ (Orton retains the WWE Title). The fans voted for Orton’s opponent
– Batista defeats The Undertaker with Steve Austin as special guest referee to retain the World Heavyweight Title. The fans voted for the referee

In 2012, WWE Hell In A Cell was held in Atlanta, Georgia

– Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) defeat Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) by DQ (Hell No retain the WWE Tag Team Titles)
– Kofi Kingston defeats The Miz to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Antonio Cesaro defeats Justin Gabriel to retain the WWE United States Title
– The Big Shoe defeats Sheamus to win the World Heavyweight Title
– Eve defeats Layla & Kaitlyn in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Divas Title
– CM Punk defeats Ryback in a Hell in a Cell Match to retain the WWE Title. Referee Brad Maddox aligned with Punk during the match

Title Changes

1975 – Karl Kox defeats Dick Murdoch to win the TSW North American Title

1995 – Mikey Whipwreck defeats The Sandman in a Ladder Match to win the ECW World Title. Also, 2 Cold Scorpio & The Sandman defeat The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

1999 – Vince Kaplack defeats Chris Hero to win the vacant NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

2000 – Geinichiro Tenryu defeats Toshiaki Kawada in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW Triple Crown Title

2005 – Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone defeat Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki to win the GHC Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to 2-time WWE United States Champion MVP (40), current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Champion Rocky Romero (31), renowned HWA promoter and trainer Les Thatcher (73), current TNA ring announcer Christy Hemme (33) and Japanese female star Mayumi Ozaki (45)

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