Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

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Current WWE Superstar Alex Riley turns 33 years old today. He was born in 1981.

1985: Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Television Title.

1986: AWA held Rage In A Cage at the Meadowlands Arena, in East Rutherford,
New Jersey. The Road Warriors defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a
Steel Cage Match in the main event. 

1990:
WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event, “The Tussle In Texas” aired on NBC.
The Big Boss Man defeated Akeem via DQ in the main event. 



1996: WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies was held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, in Omaha, Nebraska.9,563 were in attendance to see Shawn Michaels defeated Diesel in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the WWF Title.

1997: Owen Hart defeated Rocky Maivia to win the WWF Intercontinental Title on Raw.  

2003:
Steve Austin announced he was going to retire as an in-ring performer
while discussing his new WWE role as Raw General Manager in a WWE.com
interview.

2003: Chris Jericho held his 1st ever editor of “The Highlight Reel” with Goldberg. 

2008: WWE released Balls Mahoney, David Taylor, & developmental talent Michael Thompson.


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