This Day In Wrestling History – September 6th

Sep 6, 2016 - by Bill Fenbers

photo credit: Ed Darcey

photo credit: Ed Darcey


Happy birthday, Jillian!!

1962 – Bobo Brazil had lost the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Buddy Rogers in August of 1961.  However, Brazil would not accept the title because Rogers had apparently suffered a groin injury.  Now, almost thirteen months later, Brazil is declared the champion;  after a doctor determines that Rogers did NOT suffer an injury.

1972 – The Sheik defeats Seiji Sakaguchi, to win the NWA United National Heavyweight Championship in Tokyo, Japan. That belt is now part of the All Japan Triple Crown.

1973 – Jerry Lawler and Scorpion defeat Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin, to win the vacant NWA Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship.

1981 -Ron Bass defeats Greg Valentine, to win the NWA Television Championship in Asheville, North Carolina.

1982 – Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar defeat Steve Keirn and Terry Taylor, to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship.

1982 – Dutch Mantel defeats Bill Dundee, to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship.

1985 – The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan) defeat The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Hansen), to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship.  Also, Jerry Lawler defeats Tarras Bulba, to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship for the 43rd time.

1993 -The Moondogs (Spike and Cujo) defeated The Dogcatchers, to win the USWA Tag Team Championship in Memphis, Tennessee.

1996 -During a Friday night edition of Raw (due to U.S. Open Tennis) Jim Ross shocks and confuses fans by saying that Razor Ramon and Diesel were in talks to return to the WWE. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, who were working for WCW, deny Ross’ claim. Ross would repeat the statement again on WWE shows, and would later introduce the “new” Diesel (Glen Jacobs, aka Kane) and “new” Razor Ramon (Rick Bogner, aka Big Titan). Since WWE owned the names and characters of Diesel & Razor Ramon, they were within their rights to have new wrestlers portray the roles.

1997 – Steven Dunn defeats Doomsday (Kane) to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. He would be the last man to hold the title, as the company would close two months later.

1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWE RAW IS WAR defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.4 to 4.1 in the ratings.

2000 – In Ohio Valley Wrestling, Rob Conway defeats Nick Dinsmore, to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship.

2002 – At an untelevised live event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Brock Lesnar retains the WWE Championship;  he defeats World Heavyweight Champion Triple H.  It would not be until WrestleMania 28 in 2012, that Lesnar and Triple H would meet in a televised match.

2003  – In the World Wrestling Council, Pablo Marquez defeats Diabolico and Alex Montalvo, to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

2003 – In the Heartland Wrestling Association, Nigel McGuiness defeats Chad Collyer, to win the HWA Heavyweight Championship.  Also, Quinten Lee defeats Rory Fox, to win the HWA Cruiserweight Championship.

2003ROH Beating The Odds is held at the Charbonneau Field House, in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The event drew 750 fans.

– Colt Cabana defeats Jimmy Rave in a Field of Honor Tournament Match.
– Slyck Wagner Brown defeats Diablo Santiago.
– The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere) defeated The Ring Crew Express (Kevin Dunn and Kirby Marcos), The SaT (Jose and Joel Maximo0, and Special K (Izzy & Dixie) in a Tag Team Scramble Match.
– Matt Stryker defeats John Walters in a Field of Honor Tournament Match.
– The Carnage Crew (Justin Credible, HC Loc, and Tony DeVito) defeated Special K (Deranged, Angel Dust, and Hydro).
– Mark Briscoe defeats B.J. Whitmer.
– Homicide defeats Trent Acid in a Field of Honor Tournament Match.
– Jay Briscoe defeats A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, and Chris Sabin in a Four Corners Survivor Match.
– Raven defeats CM Punk in a Clock Work Orange House of Fun Match.

2003 – All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Tokyo, Japan.

– Toshiaki Kawada defeats The Gladiator.
– Shinjiro Ohtani defeats Satoshi Kojima.
– Hiro Yokoi and Kohei Sato defeat Shigeo Okumura and Nobukazu Hirai, to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship.
– Kendo Kashin defeats The Great Sasuke, to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Championship.
– Keiji Mutoh and Arashi defeat Gigantes and TAKA Michinoku to retain the AJPW Tag Team Championship.
– Toshiaki Kawada defeated Shinjiro Ohtani to win the vacant AJPW Triple Crown Championship.

2005 – TNA announces that Gail Kim has signed with the company.  Kim would go on to become the very first Knockouts’ Champion.

2008 – Kensuke Sasaki defeats Takeshi Morishima, to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship.

2008 – Darren Aronosfsky’s “The Wrestler” is awarded the Golden Lion for Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival.

2009  – NWA announces it’s 2009 Hall of Fame Class.  The Class would consist of: Paul Orndorff, Terry Funk, Tully Blanchard, Gene Kiniski, Jerry Jarrett, Mil Mascaras, and Dennis Coralluzzo.

2011 –  Legendary midget wrestler Little Tokyo (real name Shigeri Akabane) passes away at the age of 70. It is believed Akabane suffered a heart attack, although he had been battling tongue cancer for much of the last year.

2014 – In Ohio Valley Wrestling, War Machine (Shiloh Jonze and Eric Locker) defeat Silvi-O-livencia (Chris Silvio and Jamin Olivenicia), to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.  Also, Michael Hayes defeats Adam Revolver, to win the OVW Television Championship.

2014 – In the World Wrestling Council, Angel Fashion defeats Tommy Diablo, to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:  WWE superstar Braun Strowman (age 33), One-time WWE Divas Champion Jillian Hall (age 36), 2-time TNA X-Division Champion Low Ki (age 37), former WWF & WCW star The Barbarian (age 58), and 2000 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Wendi Richter (age 55).

SOURCES:  Google, Wikipedia, PW Mania, Cage Side Seats

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