This Day In Wrestling History – April 10th

Apr 10, 2014 - by staff


2002 – This year’s AJPW Champion’s Carnival saw the return of the dual-block round robin format, which has remained almost ever since. Keiji Mutoh defeated Mike Barton in the final

2008 – CBS canceled reality series ‘Secret Talents of the Stars” before an episode featuring Ric Flair can air

2008 – WWE Diva Torrie Wilson teased that her in-ring career is likely over in a blog written on her account

2010 – Orlando Jordan announced on his twitter account that he’s signed a new, long-term deal with TNA & noted, “I’m just getting started people.”  He would be gone from the company within a year


In 1987, Day 1 of the 2nd Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. With an attendance of 9,300. (Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez, The Road Warriors, Giant Baba & Iaso Takagi, The Midnight Express, The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff), The Russian Team, and Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard all received 1st round byes):

1st Round Matches:

– Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated Arn Anderson & Kevin Sullivan
– MOD Squad (Basher & Spike) defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke
– Denny Brown & Chris Champion defeated Randy & Bill Mulkey
– Steve Keirn & George South fought Mike Graham Nelson Royal to a draw
Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway, Jr. defeated Jimmy Valiant & Lazor-Tron
Ronnie & Jimmy Garvin defeated Ricky Lee Jones & Italian Stallion
Thunderfoots (1 & 2) defeated Rocky King & Bobby Jaggers
Bill Dundee & Barbarian defeated Tim Horner & Mike Rotunda

2nd Round Matches:
– Bob & Brad Armstrong defeated The Russian Team (Ivan Koloff & Vladimir Petrov)
– Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard defeated MOD Squad (Basher & Spike)
– Giant Baba & Isao Takagi defeated Denny Brown & Chris Champion
The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeated Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway, Jr.
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated Ronnie & Jimmy Garvin
Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez defeated Thunderfoots (1 & 2)
– The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff) defeated Bill Dundee & Barbarian
The Rock N’ Roll Express received a bye (in truth, Ricky Morton was hurt, & the Express would forfeit their match the next night)

In a non tournament match:
– Ole Anderson defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a Last Man Standing Steel Cage Match


In 2005, All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Tokyo, Japan:

– Bull Buchanan defeated Jamal
– Satoshi Kojima defeated Shuji Kondo
– Giant Bernard defeated Kensuke Sasaki
– Keiji Mutoh fought Toshiaki Kawada to a time-limit draw

Title Changes

1956 – Richard Brown defeated “Iron: Mike DiBiase to win the Central States Title in Topeka, Kansas

1987 – Owen Hart defeated Makhan Singh to win the Stampede North American Title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1999 – Jushin Liger & The Great Sasuke defeated Dr Wagner Jr & Kendo Kashin to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Nitro, Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo announce the vacating of all WCW Titles. The WCW Television Title is retired

2001 – on Smackdown, Jeff Hardy defeated Triple H to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2006 – Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels to win the TNA X-Division Title

2009 – The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) defeated Kevin Steen & El Generico in a Tables Are Legal Match to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2013- At a TNA Impact Taping. Hernandez & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Bobby Roode & Austin Aries to win the TNA World Tag Team titles in Corpus Christi, Texas

2014- On TNA Impact, Eric Young defeated Magnus to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship


Happy birthday to former TNA regular Jesse Neal (33), Dragon Gate regular Taku Iwasa (36), former WWE developmental talent Jemma Palmer (28), & 2-time Mexican Trios Champion Super Muneco (52)

Also, today would have been the birthday of legendary manager Paul Bearer (60), & WCW Hall of Famer Angelo Poffo (89)

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