This Date in Pro-Wrestling History

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Vince McMahon wins (always), and so does WCW

McMahon beats the feds, WCW beats the WWF (thanks to a WWF guy), Faarooq in blue, and a four-foot cruiserweight champion. Plus five title changes in one day and plenty of birthdays. Today, we have...

Records, robberies, and British Invasions

Rock's record win, Magnum TA gets robbed, and the British Invasion win the tag team titles. Too bad the organization they belong to don't approve.

This title change and that title change


Title changes. All these title changes! Plus, women's wrestling promotion Shine Wrestling is born.

It's just so, so bad


MINUS. FIVE. STARS. The worst pay-per-view and match of 2009 both happened on this day. Step inside if you dare.

The Brain Busters vs. Demolition ... nuff said


Chris Sabin and Kane cash in, GagneWinsLOL, FlairWinsLOL, Lance Storm: Canadian Heavyweight Champion, and the wrestling world loses a tag team great.

The night CM Punk won the title and left with it


Two of the most important days in wrestling history. And the Great Khali. Plus two former TNA Knockouts have birthdays.

Throw a Bash for fallen Brothers


WCW goes to the beach, ECW goes west, TNA goes down a road to victory, and the wrestling world loses a trio of legends.

The hug that flushed $$$, another failure, Spirit!


A shocking WWE debut, the WBF shuts down, the Spirit Squad get dominated, and Samoa Joe is the tag team champions. Plus two controversial wrestling legends have a happy birthday.

A bad show, a good show, and ECW


WCW puts on a historically bad show, title changes a plenty, and happy birthday to two ECW personalities who were born on the same exact day.

A double dose of WWE controversy

WWE gets a double shot of controversy, Dennis Rodman's first match, Kevin Sullivan's last match, and happy birthday X-Pac!

Happy birthday Brock, and Sami, and Hurricane


TNT is dynamite, Bruno and Tunney say goodbye, and HoganWinsLOL. Plus... birthdays!

And Sting gets a title, and Savage gets a title


Happy 7-11 Day! Get your Slurpees then enjoy some history, including Sting winning his last world title on free TV and Randy Savage winning his world title in a tag match. Plus, Matt Hardy? You're...

LA MELEE, TNA gets X'd up, Hardy goes hardcore


The price of freedom is high, TNA gets X'd, and there's a melee in Los Angeles. Plus Jeff Hardy gets gold with some unlikely help.

Don't turn a work into a shoot like these guys did


Today, we're focusing on one event, and if we're looking at only one event, you know it has to be a big one. It was. It's that one time when Vince Russo turned a work into a shoot.

Option C, Mysterio as champion, Nash's quad


Austin Aries cashes in on Option C, Rey Mysterio wins gold for the first time, and Kevin Nash tears his quad. No joke.

The formation of the nWo


That awkward moment when you realize that one of wrestling's greatest stables was formed 18 years ago. Feel old yet?

Goldberg wins the title, King gets canned


Kenny King gets fired, the Great American Bash is born, Goldberg gets his biggest win, and the best show of 1997 is not from WCW. Or from America.

Happy birthday, Murica!


Lex Luger's big slam, the first War Games, the wrestling world says goodbye to two key 80's figures in the WWF, and the Philadelphia Screwjob. Happy birthday, America!

Bob Backlund goes nuts, RVD does dumb things


Bob Backlund snaps, Rob Van Dam's bad day, and the last Great American Bash.

Flair flies, Nitro on Raw and notable birthdays!


WCW's bad day, WCW's really bad day, a rare victory for Hulk Hogan, and happy birthday to Bret Hart.

Punk, Kim, Flair, Birthdays, more!


CM Punk wins, Gail Kim wins, Nature Boy wins, and happy birthdays galore!

Mankind destroys his body for Hell in a Cell


Chris Jericho winning the WCW cruiserweight title on an Internet only event, Mankind destroying his body in a Hell in a Cell match with Undertaker at King of the Ring, and much more on this date in...

Pipe bomb, John Cena debuts, Hardcore title


CM Punk drops a pipe bomb, WWE gets a new home, and WWE's top superstar makes his television debut on this day in wrestling history.

Commish Foley, the original Naitch & Hot Rod!


One legend hired, one legend fired, championship wins in New York City, and the wrestling world loses a legend on this day in wrestling history.

The birth of Austin 3:16, SCUM, Tournaments


Austin 3:16 is born, SCUM dies, and win ALL the tournaments. Congratulations, you've been drafted to another round of This Day in Pro Wrestling History. Please leave your mask at the door as you...

Tragedy, Trump, and celebration


Tragedy hits the wrestling world, Trump refunds everybody, and a happy birthday to an indy standout.

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