This Day In Wrestling History– September 26th

Sep 26, 2014 - by staff

Trivia

2008 – Smackdown aired for the final time on The CW

Events

In 1952, the EMLL 19th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City. Records of this event are sketchy, so I have only included the one confirmed match:

– El Santo defeats Bobby Bonales to win the NWA Middleweight Title

In 1958, the EMLL 25th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City:

– Espectro I defeats Torbellino Blanco in a Mask vs Mask Match
– Rolando Vera defeats The Black Shadow to retain the NWA Middleweight Title

In 1999, WWF Unforgiven was held at the Charlotte Coliseum, in Charlotte, North Carolina. With an attendance of 15,779. The event took place during the ‘referees on strike’ storyline, meaning that nearly all the matches had a special guest referee, with regular referee Jimmy Korderas officiating the Tag Team & WWF Title matches. This was also the 1st WWF PPV for Chris Jericho:

– Val Venis defeated Steve Blackman
– D’Lo Brown defeated Mark Henry with Tom Prichard as special guest referee to win the WWF European Title
– Jeff Jarrett (with Miss Kitty) defeated Chyna via DQ with Harvey Wippleman as special guest referee to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Acolytes (Faarooq & Bradshaw) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
– Ivory defeated Luna Vachon in a Hardcore Match with Harvey Wippleman as special guest referee to retain the WWF Women’s Title
– The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) defeated Edge & Christian to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Al Snow defeated The Big Boss Man in a Kennel From Hell Match with Harvey Wippleman as special guest referee to retain the WWF Hardcore Title
– X-Pac defeated Chris Jericho (with Curtis Hughes)
– Triple H defeated The Rock, The Big Show, Kane, Mankind, & The British Bulldog with Steve Austin as special guest enforcer to win the vacant WWF Title

In 2009, AAA Heroes Inmortales III: Homenaje a Don Antonio Pena was held in Monterrey, Mexico. This was actually the first event to be titled Heroes Inmortales; the 3 arose from the renaming of the two previous Antonio Pena Memorial Shows:

– Extreme Tiger defeats Sugi San, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero & Teddy Hart in an Elimination Match to win the vacant AAA Cruiserweight Title
– Sexy Star defeats Faby Apache in a Strap Match to win the AAA Reina de Reinas Title
– Chessman defeats Electroshock in a Hair vs Hair Match
– Cibernetico won a 12-Man Battle Royal to win the Copa Antonio Pena
– Dr Wagner Jr defeats El Mesias to retain the AAA Heavyweight Title

In 2010, New Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Kobe, Japan:

– Apollo 55 (Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt) defeat Jado & Gedo to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson) defeat Blue Justice Army (Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– Satoshi Kojima defeats Tomoaki Honma
– Shinsuke Nakamura & Tetsuya Naito defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto
– Togi Makabe defeats Masato Tanaka to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1984 – Adrian Street defeated Terry Taylor to win the MSW Television Title

1991 – Jerry Estrada defeated Pierroth Jr in the final of a tournament to become the 1st CMLL Light Heavyweight Champion

1995 – The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) defeated Hayabusa in the finals of a tournament to crown a new FMW World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Champion in Tokyo, Japan

2009 – Satoshi Kojima defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to the 1st NOAH Grand Slam Champion Naomichi Marufuji (35), & former ROH booker & current DGUSA VP Gabe Sapolsky (42)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2004, the wrestling world lost former WWF valet Marianna ‘Mrs. Cleavage’ Komlos aged just 35. Komlos was a competitive bodybuilder before getting into wrestling, winning the British Columbia Middleweight class in 1997 as well as appearing on (to my knowledge) 4 fitness magazine covers. She joined the WWF as ‘Mrs Cleavage’ in 1999, playing the mother of Chaz Warrington’s ‘Beaver Cleavage’ character. The gimmick was soon dropped & she was revealed as the girlfriend of Chaz. In September of that year, the WWF began an angle where it seemed that Chaz had been beating his now ex-girlfriend, though it was eventually revealed through a vignette that Marianna had faked the whole thing. Due to the understandably huge backlash against the angle, Komlos was released from the company and never made another major wrestling appearance. She was diagnosed with breast cancer around the turn of the millennium and despite battling hard, succumbed to the disease less than a week after her wedding to MMA competitor Paul Lazenby

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