Today In Wrestling History- March 26th

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Trivia

2001 – WCW officially goes out of business, bought by Vince McMahon, this was the final Monday Night War, & it saw WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.7 to 3.0 in the ratings

2007 – 2007 – WWE released Joey Mercury.  He’d eventually return to the company as a wrestler & a trainer for their developmental territory

2007 – Team 3D announced the formation of their wrestling school in Florida, which would develop Jesse Neal, Jesse Sorensen & several others talents to date

Events

In 1994, ECW held Ultimate Jeopardy at the Valley Forge Music Center in Devon, Pennsylvania:

– Crash the Terminator (Bill DeMott) defeated The Pitbull
– 911 defeated Don E. Allen, Blue Mask (Chad Austin) & Hack Myers in a handicap match
– ECW Television Champion J.T. Smith defeated Rockin’ Rebel
– The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don) defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka)
– Tommy Cairo defeated The Sandman
– Jimmy Snuka defeated Tommy Dreamer in a steel cage match
– Shane Douglas, Mr. Hughes, & The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated ECW Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk, Road Warrior Hawk, Kevin Sullivan & The Tazmaniac in a War Games match, when Douglas pinned Funk after suffocating him with a plastic bag. Due to pre-match stiupulations, Douglas won the title

In 2001, the last ever WCW Nitro aired. The event was dubbed ‘Night of Champions’ & was held in Panama City, Florida:

– Booker T defeated Scott Steiner (with Midajah) to win the WCW World Title & retain the WCW United States Title
– The Filthy Animals (Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman) defeated 3 Count (Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias), &  Jung Dragons (Yun Yang & Kaz Hayashi) in a 3-way match to become the #1 contenders for the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
– Shane Helms defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo) defeated Team Canada (Mike Awesome & Lance Storm) to retain the WCW Tag Team Titles
– Shawn Stasiak (with Ms. Hancock) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a “The Loser Gets A Tattoo Match”
– The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr & Billy Kidman) defeated Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo to win the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeated Ric Flair in the last ever WCW match

In 2005, NJPW Nexess V was held in Tokyo, Japan:

– Hirooki Goto defeated Hiroyuki Ito to win the Young Lions Cup
– Ron Waterman & Minoru Suzuki defeated Kensuke Sasaki & Takashi Iizuka
– Tsuyoshi Kosaka defeated Yuji Nagata by TKO
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Masahiro Chono
– Satoshi Kojima fought Shinsuke Nakamura to a time-limit draw to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title

In 2013, WWE taped an episode of “Saturday Morning Slam” at the Giant Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

– 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) defeated Justin Gabriel & Zack Ryder
– Kofi Kingston defeated Heath Slater
– Mark Henry defeated Daniel Bryan

Title Changes

1945 – Dick Trout defeated Danny McShain to win the World Light Heavyweight Title in Hollywood, California

1945 – George Dussette defeated Gust Johnson to win the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title

1956 – Bull Curry defeated Don Evans to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1957 – Fred Blassie defeated Mike Clancy to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title but the belt is immediately held up due to a controversial finish

1962 – Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski defeated Mr. Kleen & Whipper Billy Watson to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia

1970 – Gene & Ole Anderson defeated George Becker & Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title in Greensboro, North Carolina

1971 – Antonio Inoki defeated John Tolos to win the NWA United National Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California

1973 – Jerry Lawler & Jim White defeated Jackie Fargo & Jerry Jarrett in a Hair vs. Title match to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1976 – The Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma win the revived All Asia Tag Team Titles, now promoted by AJPW

1977 – Ken Medlin defeated Mike Dallas to win the Australian Light Heavyweight Title in Melbourne, Australia

1977 – The Medics (1 & 2) defeated Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocco to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1978 – Dutch Mantel defeated Randy Savage to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee

1978 – Baron von Raschke defeated Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Television Title

1978 – Jack Brisco defeated Bob Roop to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title  in Orlando, Florida

1980 – Don Muraco defeated Manny Fernandez to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Miami, Florida

1987 – Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada defeated Keiji Mutoh & Shiro Koshinaka to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

2002 – on Smackdown, Raven defeated Maven to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2004 –  Rick Steiner defeated Takeshi Morishima to win the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Chariton, Iowa

2004 – Apocalypse & Harry Smith defeated Johnny Devine & Dave Swift in a tournament final for the Stampede International Tag Team Title to win the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta

2004 – Apocalypse and Harry Smith defeat Johnny Devine and Dave Swift in a tournament final for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former World Tag Team Champions Mike Mondo(31), & Sylvain Grenier (37)

 

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  • Kenzz Fedguy 315dude FixitMike

    The end of WCW was pretty much the death of pro Wrestling. WCW had sucked at the end, but at least they offered competition and something different to the WWF. No company, certainly not TNA, has been able to be competitive with WWE since then. WWE puts outs any old shit, and the fans swallow it all, like good submissive bottoms.