This Day In Wrestling History – January 10th

Jan 10, 2019 - by Bill Fenbers

1994 – On Monday Night RAW, The 1-2-3 Kid & Marty Jannetty defeat The Quebecers (Pierre & Jacques), to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.

1999 – ECW Guilty As Charged is held at The Millennium Theatre in Kissimmee, Florida in front of 2,600 fans.

– In a Three-Way Dance, The Hardcore Chair Swinging Freaks (Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney) defeat The F.B.I. (Little Guido & Tracy Smothers) and Danny Doring & Roadkill.
Yoshihiro Tajiri defeats Super Crazy.
Sid Vicious (with Judge Jeff Jones) defeats John Kronus.
The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) defeat Spike Dudley & New Jack.
Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) defeats Lance Storm (with Dawn Marie), to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
Justin Credible (with Jazz, Jason, & Nicole Bass) defeats Tommy Dreamer, in a Stairway to Hell Match.
Taz defeats Shane Douglas via submission, to win the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. This ends Douglas’ 406-day reign as champion.

2000 – In the Monday Night Wars, WWF RAW IS WAR (6.6 TV rating) beats WCW Monday Nitro (3.6 rating).  In the opening segment of RAW, Mick Foley (Mankind) is reinstated by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, as demanded by The Rock.  This comes two weeks after The Rock beat Mankind in a Pink Slip on a Pole Match, in which the loser was fired.

2004 – At Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Great Voyage 2004, Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa defeat Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi, to win the GHC Tag Team Championship.

2005Taka Michinoku defeats Kaz Hayashi, to win the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship AND the Strongest-K Championship.

2008 – On this evening’s Impact!, Awesome Kong defeats Gail Kim, to win the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship.

2015 – At Day 1 of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s New Year Navigation 2015, TMDK (Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste) defeat Dagan Yankies (Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura), to win the GHC Tag Team Championship.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:  former  SHINE Tag Team Champion Raquel (33 years old); former Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) Tag Team Champion Insane Lane aka Lane Bloody (40 years old);  current WWE wrestler Tamina (41 years old); former ROH Tag Team Champion Donovan Morgan (43 years old); 6-time CMLL World Tag Team Champion Negro Casas (59 years old); former CMLL World Light Heavyweight, Mexican Middleweight, & Mexican Trios Champion, Jerry Estrada (61 years old); and 5-time WCW World Tag Team Champion Buff Bagwell (49 years old).

Today would’ve been the 37th birthday for California indie wrestler James Itow, aka Rising Son, the 68th birthday for 2-time NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight Champion ‘Pistol’ Pez Whatley, and the 47th birthday for former WWF Tag Team Champion (as Grandmaster Sexay) & 26-time USWA Heavyweight Champion, Brian Christopher (pictured at top).

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