Today In History + Today’s Wrestling Birthdays


– “The Model” Rick Martel turns 57 today. He was WCW television champion once, and WWE Tag Team Champion three times. He retired in 1998 while working for WCW.

– TNA wrestler Ethan Carter III turns 31.

– The last time WWE taped Smackdown on this day was back in 2008. WWE was in Biloxi, Mississippi and the main event saw The Undertaker defeating Chavo Guerrero via submission.

– Back in 2006 WWE held Saturday Night’s Main Event in Detroit, Michigan with the main event seeing Shane McMahon defeating Shawn Michaels in a street fight.

– In 2003 WWE taped Smackdown in Louisville, Kentucky and the main event saw Chris Benoit defeating Shelton Benjamin.

– Finally back in 1989, WWF at the time did a Madison Square Garden live event which saw Jim Duggan & the Bushwhackers defeated Dino Bravo, Jacques, & Raymond Rougeau in front of 20,000 fans.

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