This Day In Wrestling History – October 25th Part 2 (PPV Edition)
This portion of This Day In Wrestling History recaps past pay-per-views. For title changes, birthdays, etc. click here http://www.gerweck.net/2016/10/25/this-day-in-wrestling-history-october-25th/
1992 – WCW Halloween Havoc is held in Philadelphia in front of 7,000 fans.
-In a tag team (dark) match, Erik Watts and Van Hammer defeat The Vegas Connection (Vinnie Vegas and Diamond Dallas Page).
-In a six-man tag team match, Tom Zenk, Johnny Gunn, and Shane Douglas defeat Arn Anderson, Michael Hayes, and Bobby Eaton.
-Ricky Steamboat defeats Brian Pillman.
-Big Van Vader retains the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, defeating Nikita Koloff.
– A title match between NWA & WCW World Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes, and challengers “Dr. Death” Steve Williams & Steve Austin ends in a time-limit draw. Windham and Rhodes remain champions.
-Rick Rude retains the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Masahiro Chono via disqualification; Harley Race and Kensuke Sasaki served as special guest referees.
-Ron Simmons retains the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, defeating The Barbarian.
-Sting defeats Jake Roberts, in a Coal Miner’s Glove Match.
1998 – WCW Halloween Havoc is held in Las Vegas in front of 10,663 fans.
-Chris Jericho retains the WCW World Television Championship, defeating Raven.
-Wrath defeats Meng.
-Disco Inferno defeats Juventud Guerrera, to become the #1 contender for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.
-Alex Wright defeats Fit Finlay.
-Perry Saturn defeats Lodi.
-Billy Kidman retains the WCW Cruiserweight Championship, defeating Disco Inferno.
-Rick Steiner and Buff Bagwell become the new WCW World Tag Team Champions, defeating The Giant and Scott Steiner.
-After the tag team championship match, Rick Steiner defeats Scott Steiner in a singles match.
-Scott Hall defeats Kevin Nash via count-out.
-Bret Hart defeats Sting, to retain the WCW United States Championship.
-In what has been described as “one of the worst matches of all time,” Hollywood Hogan defeats The Warrior. This was a rematch of their WrestleMania VI match in 1990; in that match The (Ultimate) Warrior defeated Hogan to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.
-Goldberg defeats Diamond Dallas Page, to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
2009 – WWE Bragging Rights is held in Pittsburgh in front of 13,562 fans.
-Christian defeats Paul Burchill, to retain the ECW Championship.
-The Miz (from RAW) defeats John Morrison (from SmackDown).
-In a six-diva Inter-brand tag team match, Team SmackDown (Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya) defeat Team RAW (Melina, Kelly Kelly, and Gail Kim).
-In a Fatal 4-Way Match, The Undertaker defeats Batista, Rey Mysterio, and CM Punk, to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, Batista attacks Mysterio, his former best friend, for not letting him get a pin fall that could’ve made Batista the new World Champion.
-In a 14-man Tag Team Match for the Bragging Rights Trophy, Team SmackDown defeats Team RAW. SmackDown won when Chris Jericho pinned RAW’s Kofi Kingston.
-In an Iron Man Match, John Cena defeats Randy Orton, six falls to five, to become the new WWE Champion.
2015 – WWE Hell in a Cell is held in Los Angeles in front of 17,505 fans.
-In a six-man tag match on the pre-show, Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, and Neville defeat Sheamus, King Barett and Rusev.
-In his return to WWE after being fired in August 2014, Alberto Del Rio becomes the new WWE United States Champion; Del Rio defeats previous champion John Cena after answering to Cena’s “U.S. Open Challenge.”
-Roman Reigns defeats Bray Wyatt inside Hell in a Cell.
-The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von), to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-Charlotte defeats Nikki Bella, via submission, to retain the WWE Divas Championship.
-Seth Rollins defeats Kane, to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Since (Demon) Kane lost the match, (Corporate) Kane is fired from his role as Director of Operations with The Authority.
-Kevin Owens defeats Ryback, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
-Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell.