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Posted On March 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- March 11th

Trivia 1964 – Antonio Inoki made his wrestling debut in Honolulu, Hawaii 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Nitro defeated WWF Raw: 3.2 to 2.9. in the ratings 2005 – La Parka wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Latin Lover, Abismo Negro, Chessman, Jeff Jarrett, Konnan & Cibernetico 2009 – Former WWF Intercontinental champion & MMA legend Ken Shamrock has been suspended for 1 year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for 3 different types of steroids. Shamrock tested positiveRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 26th

Trivia 1987 – At a WWF taping in Tampa, Florida 3 editions of Piper’s Pit were taped. In the 1st, Andre The Giant turned heel, revealing Bobby Heenan to be his new manager, & challenged Hulk Hogan to a title match, tearing off Hogan’s shirt and crucifix. In the 2nd edition, Hogan accepted Andre’s challenge, setting up the main event to Wrestlemania III. In the 3rd edition, Roddy Piper revealed that he would retire following his match with Adrian Adonis at Wrestlemania III 2004 – During an edition of RawRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 25th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continues:  WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.5 to 5.0 in the ratings 2009 – Mickey Rourke was interviewed about the support of the professional wrestling industry when it comes to “The Wrestler”.  Rourke said the wrestling industry has been very supportive, specifically naming Ric Flair & Roddy Piper.  Rourke then said “It looks like I’m going to Houston for Wrestlemania.  Y2J better look out, I’m going to kick his a-s-s”. Rourke had come to terms to make an appearance but let theRead More
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Posted On January 24, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 24th

Trivia 1984- Roddy Piper, who had been managing & doing Piper’s Pits, wrestled his first televised match for the WWF, teaming with David Schultz to defeat John Callahan & Frankie Williams 2000 – The Monday Night War continues: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.7 to 3.1 in the ratings 2005 – Oklahoma governor Brad Henry declared it “Jim Ross Day”, as WWE Raw was being held in Oklahoma City that night at the Ford Center Events In 1988, the first WWF Royal Rumble, held at Copps Coliseum, in Hamilton,Read More
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Posted On January 23, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 23rd

Trivia 2003 – The WWE Tough Enough III finals airs on MTV from The World in New York City, New York, with John Hennigan (John Morrison) & Matt Cappotelli announced as the winners. The other finalists were Eric Markovcy & Jonah Adelman 2010 – Jake Roberts announced on his Myspace account that he would be retiring from wrestling at the end of 2010 Events In 1978, The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York: – Dusty Rhodes defeated the Golden Terror – CarlosRead More
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Posted On January 22, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 22nd

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continue: WWF Monday Night RAW defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 2.9 to 2.7 in the rating 2007 – Ring of Honor announced plans to debut in Japan in the summer of 2007 2010 – Alyssa Flash (Melissa Anderson) departed TNA after failing to come to contractual terms with the company 2011 – Ring of Honor held the final ROH on HDNet tapings in Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena Events In 1968, The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts:Read More
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Posted On January 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 19th

Trivia 1998- The Monday Night Wars continued: WCW Monday Night defeated WWF Monday Night Raw with a 4.5 rating to a 4.0 rating, Raw saw the WWF debut of Mike Tyson, & the confrontation with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Events In 1991, WWF Royal Rumble was held in Miami, Florida. This Rumble match featured the first no-show, as 18th entrant Randy Savage had (kayfabe) left the arena. Also, Rick Martel set the now-beaten record for longest time in a Rumble match, at 52:17 Dark Match: – Jerry Saggs defeated SamRead More
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Posted On January 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

This Day In Wrestling History – January 15th

Trivia 1996 – In this week in the Monday Night War, WCW Monday Nitro defeats WWF Monday Night RAW, 3.5 to 2.4 in the ratings 2001 – In this week in the Monday Night War, WWF Monday Night RAW defeats WCW Monday Nitro’s: with a 5.2 rating to 2.6 rating Events In 1989, the first WWF Royal Rumble PPV was held in Houston, Texas. There was a Rumble event in 1988, but it was aired as a TV special rather than a PPV Dark matches: – Jim Powers defeated BarryRead More