This Day In Wrestling History – September 29th

Sep 29, 2015 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Photo Credit: Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Trivia

1971 – WWWF held their 1st ever TV Taping at the Fieldhouse in Hamburg, PA, a venue that would become a mainstay taping venue for many years

2003 – Future WWE stars Ken Anderson & Shawn Daivari worked a Sunday Night Heat taping in Chicago, IL, putting over Rodney Mack & Tommy Dreamer, respectively

2005 – CM Punk made his official WWE developmental debut in Ohio Valley Wrestling

Events

In 1967, the EMLL 34th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City. Details of the event are sketchy at best, so I have only included the one confirmed match:

– Angel Blanco defeated Angel Extreminador in a Mask vs Mask Match

In 2000, the CMLL 67th Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City:

– Alan Stone & Moto Cross defeat Mano Negra Jr & Sombra de Plata
– Felino, Antifaz del Norte & Olimpico defeat Sanshiro Takagi, Secret Sansuke & Nosawa
– El Satanico, Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero defeat Atlantis, Villano III & Brazo de Plata
– Gigante Silva, Rayo de Jalisco Jr & Perro Aguayo defeat Scorpio Jr, Shocker, Bestia de Salvaje & Zumbido in a Handicap Match
– Negro Casas defeats Dr Wagner Jr to win the Legend of the Silver Mask

Also in 2000, AAA Verano de Escandalo was held in Madero, Mexico:

– Los Vatos Locos (Charly Manson, Nygma, May Flowers & El Picudo) fought Los Vipers (Maniaco, Histeria, Psicosis II & Mosco de la Merced) to a double countout
– Sangre Chicana, El Alebrije, La Parka Jr., & Dos Caras Jr. defeat El Texano, Pirata Morgan, Espectro Jr., & El Cobarde
– Abismo Negro defeats Cibernetico
– Heavy Metal & Perro Aguayo Jr defeat Latin Lover & Hector Garza via DQ

In 2006 the CMLL 73rd Anniversary Show was held in Mexico City:

– Alex Koslov, Averno & Mephisto defeated Felino, Sagrado & Ultimo Dragon
– Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., & Rey Bucanero defeated Kenzo Suzuki, Marco Corleone & Olimpico
– Dr Wagner Jr., Groon XXX & Negro Casas defeated Damian 666, Halloween, & Mr. Aguila
– Atlantis, Tarzan Boy & Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo Jr., & Shocker to win the vacant CMLL Trios Titles
– Mistoco defeated Black Warrior in a Mask vs Mask Match

Title Changes

1936 – Dean Detton defeated Ed Lewis in the final of a tournament to win the World Heavyweight Title

1985 – The longest tag team title reign in the career of the Road Warriors comes to an end. After over a year as AWA World Tag Team Champions, Hawk & Animal lost the title to Jim Garvin & Steve Regal in St. Paul, Minnesota

1987 – Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Rock N’ Roll Express to win the NWA World Tag Team Championships in Misenheimer, NC

1989 – Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne defeated Sheik Braddock & Mark Starr to win the held-up USWA World Tag Team Title in Dallas, Texas

1992 – Scott Steiner defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the WCW Television Title

1998 – on Raw, D’Lo Brown defeated X-Pac to win the WWF European Title

2003 – on Raw, Rob Van Dam defeated Christian in a Ladder Match to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2012 – Shuji Kondo defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF wrestler David Sammartino (55), one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Togi Makabe (43), & former WWE & ECW Tag Team Champion Yoshihiro Tajiri (45)

Also, today would have been the birthday of territory era star Skandor Akbar (80)

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