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This Day In Wrestling History – March 23rd



Trivia

2001 – The purchase of World Championship Wrestling by World Wrestling Federation was officially announced

2008 – Hiroshi Tanahashi wins the New Japan Cup, defeating Giant Bernard in the tournament final

Events

In 1997, Wrestlemania 13 was held at the Rosemont Horizon, in Rosemont, Illinois:

Free For All Match:
– Billy Gunn defeated Flash Funk (with Tracy & Nadine)
PPV:
– The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeated The New Blackjacks (Barry Windham & JBL), The Godwinns (with Hillbilly Jim), and Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon in a 4-way match to determine the #1 contenders for the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Rocky Maivia defeated The Sultan (with Bob Backlund & The Iron Sheik) to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley (with Chyna) defeated Goldust (with Marlena)
– Owen Hart & The British Bulldog fought Mankind & Vader (with Paul Bearer) to a double countout to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin in a No-DQ Submission Match with Ken Shamrock as special guest referee
– The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) & Ahmed Johnson defeated The Nation Of Domination (Crush, Faarooq & Savio Vega) (with PG-13 (Wolfie D & J.C. Ice), D’Lo Brown, & Clarence Mason) in a Chicago Street Fight
– The Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Sycho Sid in a No-DQ Match to win the WWF Title

In 2013, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla held it’s “All Star Weekend 9 Night 2″ at the American Legion Post #308, in Reseda, Ca.:

– Jay Lethal defeated Willie Mack
– Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano defeated Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma
– Paul London defeated Trent?
– Kevin Steen, Michael Elgin, & Brian Cage defeated Ricochet, Rich Swann, & A.R. Fox
– T.J. Perkins defeated Samuray Del Sol
– Kyle O’Reilly defeated Sami Callihan
– PWG Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt & Jeremy Jackson) defeated Roderick Strong & Eddie Edwards to retain the titles
– PWG Champion Adam Cole defeated Drake Younger to retain the title

Title Changes

1984 – Ric Flair defeated Harley Race to win the NWA World Title

1985 – Magnum TA defeated Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA United States Title

1992 – Brian Christopher defeated Jimmy Valiant for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee

2012 – Vance Nevada defeated Adam Pearce to win the NWA World Title, but the decision was reversed following the match

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE wrestler Ray ‘Jesse’ Gordy (35), one-time IWGP and TNA Tag Team Champion Travis Tomko (38), former WCW valet Midajah (44), 7-time WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Villano III (62),  10-time IWGP Tag Team Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan (43), & one-time NWA Tag Team Champion Kevin Northcutt (41)

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