This Date in Pro-Wrestling History

Kane lights his parents grave on fire

Kane gets back at the Undertaker is typical Kane fashion -- he lights his parents' grave on fire.

The Intercontinental championship

On this date in WWE history: A big day for the Intercontinental Championship. Three title changes and a name change.

One of the worst WrestleMania events ever

Hogan pins Yokozuna, Undertaker gets a "Giant" opponent and Jim Ross wears a toga. Welcome to 'WrestleMania IX'!

Batista finally wins the WWE title

Batista pins Triple H at WrestleMania 21 to complete his face turn and win the world title.

LT vs. Bam Bam headline WrestleMania 11

On April 2, 1995, World Wrestling Federation stayed close to home for WrestleMania XI, featuring WWF wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow vs NFL linebacker extraordinaire Lawrence Taylor.

The Ultimate Challenge: Hogan vs. Warrior

On April 1, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Ultimate Challenge blew the roof off the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during WrestleMania 6 with Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior.

The first ever WrestleMania

"WrestleMania I" makes history on March 31, 1985 via closed circuit television from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

The billion-dollar champion: Stephanie McMahon

On March 30, 2000, Vince's daughter, Stephanie McMahon (with the assistance of D-Generation X) pinned Jacqueline to win the WWF Women's Championship.

WrestleMania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome

On March 29, 1987, over 93,000 fans pack the Pontiac Silverdome for WrestleMania III.

Butterbean knocks out Bart Gunn at WrestleMania 15

Lesson to WWE wrestlers: Being a good wrestler does not make you a good boxer, as Butterbean had to teach Bart Gunn the hard way back at WrestleMania 15.


The Atlantic City Screwjob

Bret Hart gets screwed by Bad News Brown at "WrestleMania IV", then turns babyface.

Raw is Nitro

On March 26, 2001, Shane McMahon shows up on World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro to announce himself as the new owner.

Brand extension and draft splits WWE roster

WWE buys WCW and has too many stars for one show. What to do? Brand extension!

Alliance to end Hulkamania

On March 24, 1996, the "Alliance to End Hulkamania" took their best shot in a Doomsday Cage Match at "Uncensored."

Vince McMahon buys WCW

On March 23, 2001, WWF announces it has purchased the WCW and put an end to an 18-year pro wrestling rivalry.


Stone Cold Steve Austin gets his "WrestleMania XV" celebration underway a little early by hosing down the The Corporation with Coors Light on "Monday Night RAW". Beer truck!

NJPW-Starrcade: Flair loses to Fujinama in Japan

Ric Flair coughs up the WCW belt to Tatsumi Fujinami in Japan, in a bout that Fujinami should have been disqualified from.

Sting is born

Arguably the biggest star in pro wrestling history never to work for Vince McMahon and WWE (yet), Sting, was born on this date in history.


Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair in a "Yappapi Indian Strap Match" at WCW Uncensored 2000.

Great Muta makes his WCW debut

On March 18, 1989, Keiji Mutoh made his way to the United States for "seasoning" under the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), where he was introduced to stateside fans by Gary Hart as "The Great Muta."

The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18

This date in history marked the unbelievable "Icon vs. Icon" match at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) 'WrestleMania X8' pay-per-view (PPV) on March 17, 2002: The Rock vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan.

Team nWo wins at Uncensored 1997

Uncensored 1997 took place on March 16 from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina, and featured a Triangle Elimination Match between Team nWo, Team Piper and Team WCW.

Savage walks out on Hogan

On March 15, 1998, Hollywood Hogan was paired off against Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) in a steel cage match at "Uncensored" from the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Alabama.

Flair takes control of WCW at Uncensored

On March 14, 1999, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held its annual Uncensored pay-per-view (PPV) from Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky; featuring Ric Flair vs. Hollywood Hogan in a "First Blood Barbed-wire Steel Cage Match."

Rest in peace, Andrew 'Test' Martin

"I loved wrestling, it was good to me. I'm still young, I'm in the shape of my life. I've got some money tucked away. I never got into wrestling to be rich and famous... I was told my problem was I never 'kissed enough ass.'

Leilani Kai wins NWA women's championship

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) events used to be held each week at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN. Remember those? That was where Leilani Kai won the NWA Championship by defeating Madison.

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