Today Day In Wrestling History- March 10th



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Trivia

2005 – WWE Raw returns to the USA Network after a 4-and-a-half year run on Spike TV

2006 – Vampiro wins the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament

2008 - WWE announced Jack & Jerry Brisco would be inducted into the 2008 class off the WWE Hall of Fame

2009 - Boston police announced that they were filing 29 charges against an artist, Shepard Fairey today for allegedly putting up posters &  stickers of a piece of artwork featuring the visage of former WWE champion Andre the Giant & the word “Obey”

2011 - John Morrison & Melina, then working for WWE, decided to jump into the pool at Skybar, a well known club & ended up being “banned for life”, according to Morrison on his Twitter

Events

In 1985, The WWF held an event at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario:

- Bret Hart defeated Goldie Rogers
- Jesse Ventura defeated Jim Young
- The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) defeated Terry Gibbs & Mr. X
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Matt Borne
- Ken Patera defeated Tony Atlas
- WWF Women’s Champion Leilani Kai defeated Wendi Richter
- WWF Tag Team Champions The U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham) defeated The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff in a no-disqualification match
- Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd via DQ

In 2007, Full Impact Pro held the 1st-Annual Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Belts at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, Florida. The event featured a tournament named in honor of legendary Florida promoter Eddie Graham, held to crown the first FIP Florida Heritage Champion:

- FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong defeated Jimmy Rave in a 1st round match
- FIP Tag Team Champion Jay Briscoe defeated Larry Sweeney in a 1st round match
- Erick Stevens defeated Shingo in a 1st round match
- Delirious defeated FIP Tag Team Champion Mark Briscoe in a 1st round match
- FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong defeated FIP Tag Team Champion Jay Briscoe in a semifinal match
- Erick Stevens defeated Delirious in a semifinal match
- The YRR (Kenny King, Chasyn Rance & Sal Rinauro) defeated Kory Chavis, Jerrelle Clark & Seth Delay
- Erick Stevens defeated FIP World Heavyweight Champion Roderick Strong to win the Eddie Graham Memorial Battle of the Belts Tournament become the 1st FIP Florida Heritage Champion

In 2013, TNA Impact Wrestling held is annual Lockdown PPV at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas:

– TNA X Division Champion Kenny King defeated Christian York & Zema Ion in a Triple Threat Match to retain the title
– Joseph Park defeated Joey Ryan
– TNA Knockout’s Champion Velvet Sky defeated Gail Kim to retain the title
– Robbie T defeated Robbie E
– TNA World Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez, and Bad Influence (Kazarian & Christopher Daniels) in a 3-way tag team match to retain the titles
– Wes Brisco defeated Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match
– Team TNA (Sting, Eric Young, Samoa Joe, & James Storm) defeated Aces & Eights (Devon, Knux, D.O.C., & Garrett Bischoff) in a Lethal Lockdown Match
– Bully Ray (with Hulk & Brooke Hogan) defeated TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy in a Steel Cage Match to win the title. During the match Devon, Wes Brisco, & the rest of Aces & Eights came to ringside. Devon got in the cage & went to attack Bully Ray, when he suddenly threw Bully the Bull peen hammer, & he used it to knockout Hardy. Revealing himself as the president of Aces & Aces

Title Changes

1870 – James H. McLaughlin wins a tournament to become American Collar-and-Elbow Champion in Detroit, Michigan

1952 – Ann LaVerne defeated Betty Hawkins to win the NWA Florida Women’s Title in Tampa, Florida

1959 – Mighty Ursus & Shag Thomas defeat Maurice & Paul Vachon to win the Calgary NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Edmonton, Alberta

1967 – The Assassins (1 & 2) defeated Krusher Karlsson & Skandar Akbar to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1968 – Yukiko Tomoe defeated The Fabulous Moolah to win the NWA Women’s Title. Current WWE Title Histories do not recognize this change

1972 – John Tolos defeated Killer Kowalski to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California

1980 – Jack Brisco & Jimmy Garvin defeated Stanley Lane & Bryan St. John to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in West Palm Beach, Florida

1986 – Brian Adias defeated The Grappler to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1992 – Dr. Death defeated Tom Prichard to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky

1998 – Black Warrior defeated Shocker to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico

1999 – Yumiko Hotta defeated Shinobu Kandori to win the WWWA World Singles Title in Tokyo, Japan

2001 – Eddie Colon (Primo) defeated Damien Steel to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Morovis, Puerto Rico

2001 – Qenaan Creed defeated Gregory Martin to win the Maryland Championship Wrestling Cruiserweight Title in Paw Paw, West Virginia

2008 – on Raw, Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2008 – Hector Garza & Mistico defeated Averno & Mephisto to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to retired Mexican star Pierroth Jr (56)

Also, today would have been the birthday of the first NWA World Champion Orville Brown (106)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2007, the wrestling world lost WWE and WCW Hall of Famer ‘The Big Cat’ Ernie Ladd at the age of 68. Like many wrestlers, Ladd began his sporting career playing football, but unlike most of his peers, Ladd found success in the sport. He never quite made the grade in the NFL, but was a 4-time AFL All-Star, as well as winning that championship once with the San Diego Chargers. He began wrestling in 1961, but didn’t take it up full time until his football career was ended by knee injuries in 1969. He soon became one of the era’s most hated heels, constantly berating his opponents and using his taped thumb (claiming an old football injury) as a weapon. He was arguably the first wrestler to continually use the heel count out finish, walking away from a match when he seemed in trouble. He competed for the WWWF in the late 70′s, often challenging champions Bruno Sammartino and Pedro Morales, but always fell short. In the 1980′s, he competed primarily for Mid-South, where he also had some sway on the booking committee, most notably kick-starting the push of a young Sylvester Ritter, who would go on to fame as The Junkyard Dog. He retired from wrestling in 1986 following further knee injuries, though would stay active in the business through occasional color commentary with the WWF. After leaving the promotion, Ladd largely stayed away from wrestling, operating a restaurant in New Orleans until it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003 and was given just 3 months to live. Ladd would eventually succumb to the disease around 4 years later


  • Peter Smith

    I’m not trying to say anything but you should reallly look at the first date again


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