This Day In Wrestling History – October 6th
1972 – Chris Colt & Bobby Duncum defeat The Flying Redheads (Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons), to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.
1985 – WCCW’s Cotton Bowl Extravaganza is held at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas, in front of 30,214 fans.
– The Great Kabuki defeats Mark Lewin via disqualification.
– Killer Brooks defeats Scott Casey.
– Kelly Kiniski defeats Tommy Montana.
– The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) defeat Dave Peterson & John Tatum.
– Brian Adias defeats Jack Victory.
– Iceman Parsons defeats One Man Gang in a Taped Fists Match.
– In a tag team Hair Match, Kevin & Kerry Von Erich defeat The Dynamic Duo (Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams). Adams would lose his hair.
1997 – In the Monday Night Wars, WCW Monday Nitro (3.9 TV rating) beats WWF RAW IS WAR (3.1 rating).
1998 – Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida defeat Wolf Hawkfield & Johnny Smith, to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship.
1999 – Esther Moreno defeats Xochitl Hamada, to win the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship.
1999 – WWF Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon passes away after heart failure brought on by complications from diabetes. Gorilla was 62 years old.
2006 – In a Five-Way Elimination Match, Delirious defeats Austin Aries, Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, and Matt Sydal, to win Ring of Honor’s Survival of the Fittest tournament.
2007 – ROH Undeniable is held at the Inman Sports Club, in Edison, New Jersey. The event was taped and aired on pay-per-view in January 2008.
– Daizee Haze defeats Sara Del Rey (with Chris Hero, Larry Sweeney, & Bobby Dempsey)
– Bryan Danielson defeats Chris Hero (with Larry Sweeney)
– Austin Aries defeats Roderick Strong
– The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeat The No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero), to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship.
– Nigel McGuinness defeats Takeshi Morishima, to win the ROH World Championship.
2013 – WWE’s first Battleground pay-per-view is held in Buffalo, in front of 11,700 fans.
– Dolph Ziggler defeats Damien Sandow.
– In a Hardcore Match, Albert Del Rio defeats Rob Van Dam, via submission, to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
– The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger) defeat The Great Khali & Santino Marella.
– Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) defeats R-Truth, to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
– AJ Lee (with Tamina Snuka) defeats Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella), to retain the WWE Divas Championship.
– Goldust & Cody Rhodes defeat The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns); Goldust & Rhodes get reinstated by WWE after winning the match.
– Bray Wyatt (with Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) defeats Kofi Kingston.
– CM Punk defeats Ryback.
– With the vacant WWE Championship at stake, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan fight to a no-contest; the title remains vacant.
2016 – On Impact Wrestling, Eddie Edwards defeats Bobby Lashley, to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: former WWE talent Afa Jr. (33 years old); 3-time WWF Tag Team Champion Barry Darsow (58 years old); WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino (82 years old); one-time RAW guest host Ricky Hatton (39 years old); and former TNA President Dixie Carter (53 years old).