This Day In Wrestling History – November 15th‏

Nov 15, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2010 – The Million Dollar Championship is abandoned once more


In 1989, NWA Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout was held in Troy, New York

– The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey) by DQ
– Lex Luger defeats Flyin Brian Pillman to retain the WCW United States Title
– Ric Flair defeats Terry Funk in an I Quit Match

In 1998, WWF Survivor Series was the first and so far only Survivor Series PPV not to feature an elimination match (the 2002 event also didn’t feature a Survivor Series Match, but did feature the debut of the Elimination Chamber). The event featured a one-night 14-man tournament for the vacant WWF Title, though The Big Boss Man entered twice, so technically it was only 13 men. The event was held in St Louis, Missouri

– Sable defeats Jacqueline to win the WWF Womens Title
– Mankind defeats Steve Austin in the semi-final of the ‘Deadly Game’ tournament
– The Rock defeats The Undertaker by DQ in the semi-final of the ‘Deadly Game’ tournament
– The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) defeat D’Lo Brown and Mark Henry & The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– The Rock defeats Mankind in the final of the ‘Deadly Game’ tournament to win the vacant WWF Title

In 2002, AAA Guerra de Titanes was held in Veracruz, Mexico

– The Black Family (Chessman, Cuervo, Escoria & Ozz) defeat Los Vipers (Charly Manson, Histeria, Mosco de la Merced & Psicosis II)
– El Zorro defeats Electroshock
– Hector Garza lost an Escape-The-Cage Match to Perro Aguayo Jr, Mr Aguila & Latin Lover
– El Alebrije, Mascara Sagrada, La Parka & Octagon defeat Abismo Negro, Cibernetico, The Monsther & Leatherface

In 2009, TNA Turning Point was held in Orlando, Florida

– Amazing Red defeats Homicide to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– ODB, Taylor Wilde & Sarita defeat The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne & Lacey von Erich) to retain the TNA Knockouts Title for ODB and the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles for Wilde & Sarita
– The British Invasion (Doug Williams & Brutus Magnus) defeat The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) & Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) in a 3-Way Match to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– AJ Styles defeats Daniels & Samoa Joe in a 3-Way Match to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1963 – Bull Curry defeats Louie Tillet to win the vacant Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1983 – Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson defeat The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2004 – on Raw, William Regal & Eugene defeat La Resistance & Rhyno & Tajiri in an Elimination Match to win the World Tag Team Titles

2005 – Nunzio defeats Juventud to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title


Happy birthday to British indy star Alex Shane (34), 2008 ECWA Super 8 Winner Aden Chambers (30), one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion Michiyoshi Ohara (46) and Dragon Gate stars CIMA and Taku Iwasa (both 36)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF and WCW Champion ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage (61) and one-time AWA Tag Team Champion ‘Playboy’ Buddy Rose (61)

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