Today In History + Today’s Wrestling Birthdays

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– On this day back in pro wrestling history (2012), Brock Lesnar
returned to WWE after 8 years. He returned on Raw and hit John Cena with
an F5.

– WWF Wrestlemania V went down on this day back in 1989
at Trump Plaza, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 18,946 in attendance saw
Hulk Hogan defeat Randy Savage to win the WWF Title in the main event.


On the same day and year, NWA Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun
on free TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main event was Ricky Steamboat
defeated Ric Flair in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to retain the NWA World
Title.

– WWF Wrestlemania XI aired at the Hartford Civic Center,
in Hartford, Connecticut back in 1995. 16,305 in attendance saw Lawrence
Taylor defeat Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event.


– WWF
Wrestlemania 2000 was held at the Arrowhead Pond, in Anaheim,
California. 18,034 in attendance saw Triple H defeat The Rock, Mick
Foley & The Big Show in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match to retain
the WWF Title in the main event.


– In 2005, WWE held their Hall
Of Fame Ceremony from Universal Amphitheater, in Hollywood, CA. Here are
the Superstars that were inducted:

* Hulk Hogan
* Roddy Piper
* Bob Orton
* Jimmy Hart
* Paul Orndorff
* The Iron Sheik
* Nikolai Volkoff


WrestleMania 22 went down on this day back in 2006 from  the Allstate
Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois. 17,159 in attendance saw John Cena
defeated Triple H to retain the WWE Title in the main event.


– Finally
back in 2011, WWE held their Hall Of Fame Ceremony from the Philips
Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia. Here are the Superstars that were inducted:


* Jim Duggan
* Bob Armstrong
* Sunny
* Drew Carey
* Abdullah The Butcher
* The Road Warriors

– Jack Evans, who is a one-time AAA Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion turns 31 today. Born on April 2, 1982.


Former WCW & WWF Tag Team Champion Chris Kanyon died on this day
back in 2010 at the age of 40. He died from an overdose of
anti-depressants.

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