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This Day In Wrestling History- April 6th



Trivia

1979 – Abdullah The Butcher wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Jumbo Tsuruta in the final after both men tied on 24 points

1984 – In Waukesha, Winsconsin, Ken Patera & Mr. Saito threw a 30-pound boulder through the window of a McDonald’s restaurant after they were refused service after hours

1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.7 to 4.6 in the ratings

2010 – TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Christy Hemme & Brian Kendrick had been signed to new deals

Events

In 1997, WCW “Spring Stampede” was held at the Tupelo Coliseum, in Tupelo, Mississippi. With an attendance of 8,356:

– Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ultimo Dragon
– Akira Hokuto defeated Madusa to retain the WCW Women’s Title
– Prince Iaukea defeated Lord Steven Regal to retain the WCW Television Title
– The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Jeff Jarrett & Steve McMichael (with Debra)
– Dean Malenko fought Chris Benoit (with Woman) to a no-contest (Malenko retains the WCW United States Title)
– Kevin Nash (with Syxx & Ted Dibiase) defeated Rick Steiner to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles for The Outsiders. The match was scheduled to be Hall & Nash vs The Steiners but Hall no-showed & Scott Steiner was kayfabe arrested to compensate
– Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T & Stevie Ray in a Four Corners Match
– Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) defeated Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) in a No-DQ Match

In 1998, WCW Monday Nitro aired live from the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida:

– El Dandy, La Parka & Psychosis defeated Tokyo Magnum, Nobunaga, & Judo Suwa
– WCW World Television Champion Booker T defeated Disco Inferno to retain the title
– Kidman defeated Lenny Lane
– Konnan defeated Norman Smiley
– Buff Bagwell defeated WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page via countout. Page retained the title
– Goldberg defeated Hammer
– Ultimo Dragon defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (with Eddie Guerrero)
– Lex Luger defeated Barry Darsow
– Brian Adams & Curt Hennig (with Rick Rude) defeated The British Bulldog & Jim Neidhart
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the title
– Scott Steiner (with Vincent) defeated Sick Boy
– WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting defeated Kevin Nash (with Konnan) via DQ to retain the title

In 2014, WWE held “Wrestlemania XXX (30)” live on the WWE Network & PPV at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, Louisiana. With an attendance of 75,167:

Wrestlemania Kickoff Show:
– The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) defeated The Real Americans (Cesaro & Jack Swagger) (with Zeb Colter), Los Matadores (with El Torito), & RybAxel (Ryback & Curtis Axel) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles in a Fatal 4-way tag team elimination match
PPV:
– Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon) to earn a spot in the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Title Match
– The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Dean Ambrose) defeated Kane & The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) in a 6-man tag team match
– Cesaro won the 1st ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Big Show
– John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
– Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated The Undertaker to end The Streak at 21-1. This was Undertaker’s 1st ever loss at Wrestlemania
– AJ Lee won the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational forcing Cameron to submit. This match also included: Nikki & Brie Bella, Naomi, Eva Marie, Emma, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Natalya, Tamina Snuka, Layla, & Rosa Mendes
– Daniel Bryan defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, & Batista to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title in a Triple Threat Match

 

Title Changes

1942 – Lobo Negro defeated Bobby Manales in a tournament final to win the Mexican National Welterweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico. Bobby Arreola had vacated the title in November due to injury

1945 – Dean Detton defeated Vincent Lopez to win the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title in San Francisco, California

1966 – Chief Little Eagle defeated Eduardo Perez to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1970 – Al Greene & Frank Martinez defeated Johnny Walker & Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final to win the vacant Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1971 – Ciclón Veloz, Jr. defeated Umbero Garza to win the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico

1974 – Paula Niet & Jackie West defeated Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki to win the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Toyama, Japan

1979 – Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated The Invaders (I & II) to win the WWC World Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico

1979 – Jake Roberts defeated Big Daddy Ritter (Junkyard Dog) to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta

1980 – Junkyard Dog & Buck Robley defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy) to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1982 – Jim Breaks defeated Steve Grey to win the British Lightweight Title in Wolverhampton, England

1987 – Rocky Johnson & Soul Train Jones (Virgil/Vincent) defeated Big Bubba (Typhoon/Tugboat) & Goliath to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1991 – Dave Taylor defeated Dave Finlay to win the British Heavyweight Title in King’s Lynn, England

1991 – The British Bruisers (The Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith) defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kenta Kobashi to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1996 – The Canadian Glamour Boys (Sean Morley & Shane Sewell) defeated Huracán Castillo, Jr. & Ray Gonzalez to win the WWC World Tag Team Title

2002 – Eddie Colón (WWE’s Primo) defeated Rey Misterio Jr. to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title  in Caguas, Puerto Rico. At the same event, Rico Suave defeated Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Television Title

2002 – Rocky Reynolds defeated Jason Rumble to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Puerto Rican regular Slash Venom (48), & hardcore pioneer Pampero Firpo (84)

Also, today would have been the birthday of WWE Hall of Famer‘High Chief’ Peter Maivia (77)

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