This Day In Wrestling History– September 19th

Sep 19, 2014 - by staff


2004 – New Jack missed his own retirement show. You read that right. New Jack was on his way to the USA Pro Wrestling event on 9/17 in Jamaica, New York when he was called & warned that once he arrived at the building, he was going to be arrested for a warrant on an outstanding charge (not sure what), so he was advised not to come to the show.  Jack was slated to have an “official” retirement match as part of the show

2004 – Charlie Haas & Jackie Gayda announced their plans to marry

2007 – WWE released Marcus Cor Von. Cor Von, real name Monty Brown, had taken extended time off from the company to assist with his family following the death of a relative. He had been expected to return once the situation had resolved itself. Cor Von signed with the company in November 2006 after a long run with TNA. He worked Wrestlemania 23 as part of the New Breed faction, losing to the ECW Originals.  While he has worked limited independent dates since his release in the Michigan area, this marked the end of his career on a national level

2007 – Former NWA Tag Team champion Ricky Morton was arrested in Tennessee due to issues related to non-payment of child support

2011 – WWE announced that the Muppets would be guest starring on the Halloween edition of Raw


In 1993, the 1st WCW Fall Brawl was held at the Astro Arena, in Houston, Texas. With an attendance of 6,000:

Dark Match:
– Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton
Fall Brawl:
– Lord Steven Regal defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the WCW Television Title
– Charlie Norris defeated Big Sky
– Marcus Bagwell & Too Cold Scorpio defeated Paul Orndorff & The Equalizer (Dave Sullivan)
– Ice Train defeated Shanghai Pierce (with Tex Slazenger)
– The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) (with Missy Hyatt) defeated The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson & Paul Roma) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Cactus Jack defeated Yoshi Kwan (with Harley Race)
– Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW International World Title (this match was originally advertised as an NWA World Title match, but the Big Gold Belt was renamed following WCW’s withdrawal from the NWA around 2 weeks previously)
– Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes, & The Shockmaster (with Road Warrior Animal) defeated Sid Vicious, Vader, & Harlem Heat (Kole & Kane) (with Harley Race & Col. Robert Parker) in a WarGames Match

In 1997, the CMLL 64th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City:

– Ultimo Dragoncito & Cicloncito Ramirez defeated Damiancito el Guerrero & Pierrothito. This was the 1st ‘minis’ match on a CMLL/EMLL Anniversary show
– Lola Gonzalez & Lady Apache defeated Lioness Asuka & La Diabolica
– Universo 2000, Mascara Ano 2000, & Apolo Dantes defeated Lizmark, Atlantis, & Fantasma
– El Hijo Del Santo defeated Negro Casas in a Mask vs Hair Match

In 1999, the 1st ECW Anarchy Rulz PPV was held at the Odeum Expo Center, in Villa Park, Illinois. With an attendance of 6,000:

Dark Match:
– Amish Roadkill & Danny Doring (with Miss Congeniality (aka Lita) defeated Bill Wiles & C.W. Anderson
Anarchy Rulz:
– Lance Storm (with Dawn Marie) defeated Jerry Lynn
– Jazz defeated Tom Marquez (with Simon Diamond)
– Nova & Chris Chetti fought Simon Diamond & Tony DeVito to a no contest
– Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Super Crazy & Little Guido (with Sal E. Graziano) in a 3-Way Dance
– Justin Credible (with Jason) defeated Sabu (with Bill Alfonso)
– Mike Awesome (with Judge Jeff Jones) defeated Masato Tanaka & Taz in a 3-Way Dance to win the ECW World Title
– Tommy Dreamer & Raven (with Francine) defeated Steve Corino & Rhino (with Jack Victory) to retain the ECW Tag Team Titles
– Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) defeated Balls Mahoney to retain the ECW Television Title

In 2008, ROH Driven PPV was taped at Boston University, in Boston, Massachusetts. (It aired on PPV on November 14th, 2008):

Dark Matches:
– Ernie Osiris defeated Frankie Arion
– Bob Evans defeated Alex Payne
– Chaysn Rance (with The YRR) defeated Grizzly Redwood
– Daizee Haze defeated Madison Eagles
– Rhett Titus defeated Josh Daniels
– Austin Aries defeated Delirious (with Jimmy Jacobs)
– Sara Del Ray (with Larry Sweeney, Chris Hero, Eddie Edwards, & Adam Pearce) defeated Jessie McKay
– Erick Stevens & Brent Albright defeated Sweet & Sour Inc. (Adam Pearce & Eddie Edwards) (with Larry Sweeney, Chris Hero, & Shane Hagadorn)
– Chris Hero (with Eddie Edwards & Shane Hagadorn) defeated Jerry Lynn
– Bryan Danielson defeated Claudio Castagnoli & Go Shiozaki (with Larry Sweeney) in a 3-Way Elimination Match
– The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeated The Vulture Squad (Ruckus & Jigsaw) (with Julius Smokes), The YRR (Jason Blade & Kenny King), & Necro Butcher in a Tag Team Scramble Match
– Nigel McGuinness defeated Roderick Strong to retain the ROH World Title
– Kevin Steen & El Generico defeated The Age Of The Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

Also in 2008, the CMLL 75th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City:

– Dos Caras Jr., Hector Garza, & Marco Corleone defeated Heavy Metal, El Hijo del Lizmark, & Mr. Niebla
– Dr Wagner Jr defeated LA Park
– Atlantis, Negro Casas, & Ultimo Guerrero defeated Sonjay Dutt, Chris Sabin, & Alex Shelley to retain the CMLL Trios Titles
– Villano V defeated Blue Panther in a Mask vs Mask Match

In 2010, WWE Night Of Champions was the 1st NOC to feature a non-title match. It was held the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois. With an attendance of 13,851:

Dark Match:
John Morrison defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Night of Champions:
– Dolph Ziggler (with Kaitlyn & Vickie Guerrero) defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– The Big Show defeated CM Punk
– Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz (with Alex Riley) to win the WWE United States Title
– Michelle McCool defeated Melina in a Lumberjill Match to unify the WWE Women’s & Divas Titles
– Kane defeated The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre won a Tag Team Turmoil Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles (The match also included: Mark Henry & Evan Bourne, WWE  Champions The Hart Dynasty (DH Smith & Tyson Kidd), The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) (with Tamina Snuka), and Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov)
– Randy Orton defeated Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Edge, John Cena, & Chris Jericho in a Six-Pack Challenge Elimination Match to win the WWE Title

In 2011, NJPW’s Kantaro Hoshino Memorial Show was held in Kobe, Japan:

– Prince Devitt defeated Kushida to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
– Masato Tanaka, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero defeated MVP, Tiger Mask IV, & Ryusuke Taguchi
– Minoru Suzuki defeated Wataru Inoue
– Tetsuya Naito defeated Yujiro Takahashi
– Togi Makabe defeated Lance Archer
– Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1956 – The Great Malenko defeated Herb Welch to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama

1969 – Joe Scarpa (aka Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Paul DeMarco to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia

1979 – Mike Sharpe Jr. defeated Mike George to win the MSW Mississippi Title

1980 – The Grappler defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title in Shreveport, Louisiana

1982 – David von Erich defeated Bill Irwin to win the vacant Texas Heavyweight Title

1986 – Ron Starr defeated Invader I to become the 1st WWC Television champion in Ponce, Puerto Rico

1986 – Shiro Koshinaka defeated Nobuhiko Takada to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1988 – The Samoan SWAT Team (Samu & Fatu) defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1991 – Danny Davis defeated Masaru Toe to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1999 – Glamour Boy Shane defeated Gangsta Mustafa Saed to win the WWC Television Title in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

2000 – Mike Rapada defeated Jerry Flynn in the final of a tournament to win the vacant NWA World Title in Tampa, Florida


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Brisco (68), former WCW wrestler Scotty O (37), & former IWGP, GHC, & AJPW Heavyweight Champion Yoshihiro Takayama (48)

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