This Day In Wrestling History – October 23rd Part 2: PPV Edition

Oct 23, 2016 - by Bill Fenbers

Vengeance 2011

This portion of This Day In Wrestling History focuses on pay-per-views and other events.  For title changes, trivia, and birthdays, click here

1993 – The AJPW 21st Anniversary Show is held in Tokyo in front of 16,300 fans.  Nine matches were on the card, five of which were tag team matches.

-Mighty Inoue and Mitsuo Momota defeat Masao Inoue and Yoshimari Ogawa.

-Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas defeat Satoru Asako and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi.

-Dory Funk, Jr. and Tamon Honda defeat Joel Deaton and Kendall Windham.

-In a six-man tag team match, Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, and Rusher Kimura defeat Haruka Eigen, Masa Fuchi, and Ryukaku Izumida.

-The Eagle and The Patriot defeat Akira Taue and Yoshinari Ogawa.

-Big Bubba Rogers and Steve Williams defeat Danny Spivey and Johnny Ace.

-Ted DiBiase defeats Jun Akiyama.

-Toshiaki Kawada defeats Kenta Kobashi.

-Mitsuharu Misawa defeats Stan Hansen, to retain the AJPW Triple Crown Championship.

1994 – WCW Halloween Havoc is held in Detroit in front of 14,000 fans.

-In the pre-show match, Booker T defeats Brian Armstrong.

-In a match for the WCW World Television Championship, titleholder Johnny B. Badd and The Honky Tonk Man wrestle to a time-limit draw.  Johnny B. Badd retains the title.

-Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) defeat Stars and Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and The Patriot), to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship.

-Dave Sullivan defeats Kevin Sullivan via count out.

-Dustin Rhodes defeats Arn Anderson.

-Jim Duggan defeats Steve Austin via disqualification and retains the WCW United States Championship.

-Vader defeats The Guardian Angel.

-In a tag team match, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) defeat Terry Funk and Bunkhouse Buck.

-In a Steel Cage Title vs. Career Match, Hulk Hogan defeats Ric Flair, to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship;  Mr. T served as special guest referee.  Due to the loss Flair is forced to retire.

2011 – WWE Vengeance is held in San Antonio, Texas in front of 8,000 fans.  This is the first pay-per-view under the Vengeance name since 2007;  it would be replaced by Hell in a Cell in 2012.

-In the dark match, Wade Barrett defeats Daniel Bryan.

-Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) defeat Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler, to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.

-Ziggler would have his second match of the night, retaining the WWE United States Championship by defeating Zack Ryder.

-Beth Phoenix defeats Eve Torres, to retain the WWE Divas Championship.

-Sheamus defeats Christian.

-In a tag team match, The Miz and R-Truth defeat Triple H and CM Punk.

-Randy Orton defeats Cody Rhodes.

-In a World Heavyweight Championship Match, Mark Henry and Big Show fight to a no-contest.  Henry retains the title.

-In a Last Man Standing Match, Alberto Del Rio defeats John Cena, to retain the WWE Championship.


2005 – TNA Wrestling’s inaugural Bound for Glory is held at the Impact Zone in front of 900 fans.

-In a 4-Way Match on the pre-show, Sonjay Dutt defeats Roderick Strong, Alex Shelley, and Austin Aries.

-Samoa Joe defeats Jushin Liger.

-In a six-man tag team match, The Diamonds in the Rough (David Young, Elix Skipper, and Simon Diamond) defeat Apollo, Shark Boy, and Sonny Siaki.

-Monty Brown defeats Lance Hoyt.

-In another six-man tag team match, Team Canada (A-1, Bobby Roode, and Eric Young) defeat 3Live Kru (B.G. James, Konnan, and Ron Killings).

-In a Three Way Ultimate X Match, Petey Williams defeats Chris Sabin and Matt Bentley.  Williams becomes the #1 contender for the TNA X Division Championship.

-America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) defeat The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens), to retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

-In a Four Way Monster’s Ball Match, Rhino defeats Abyss, Jeff Hardy, and Sabu.

-In a 30-minute Iron Man Match, A.J. Styles defeats Christopher Daniels, to retain the TNA X Division Championship.

-Rhino wins a 10-man Gauntlet Match, to become Kevin Nash’s replacement vs. Jeff Jarrett.  Nash was not cleared to compete due to a medical emergency.

-Rhino becomes the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Jeff Jarrett.  Tito Ortiz served as special guest referee.

2011 – All four titles in AJPW change hands at Puroresu Love in Ryōgoku Vol. 13

-The Black Family (Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz) defeat The Great Muta and KENSO, to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles.

-Jun Akiyama defeats Suwama, to win the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship.

-Kenny Omega defeats Kai, to win the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

-Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi defeat Manabu Soya and Seiya Sanada, to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship.

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