Today In Pro Wrestling History


1983: Harley Race defeats Ric Flair in St. Louis, Missouri, to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title.

1996: WWF Raw beat WCW Nitro in the ratings when they scored a 2.7 compared to a 2.6 that WCW pulled in. Raw’s main event saw The British Bulldog defeating The Undertaker by countout, while Nitro had Sting and Lex Luger defeating Ric Flair and Arn Anderson by disqualification.

1999: WCW Thunder was held from Syracuse, New York with the main event of Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon to win the WCW World Tag Team Title. That show scored a 3.1 in the ratings.

1999: ECW held a live event from Charlotte, NC at the Grady Cole Center. The main event was Rob Van Dam pinned Balls Mahoney with the Five Star Frog Splash.

2000: ECW held a TV Taping in Pittsburgh, PA at the Lawrence Convention Center. The main event saw ECW World Champion Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn.

2002: On this day, Steve Austin walked out on WWE when he did not want to do a job to Brock Lesnar.

2008: Taryn Terrell debuted on WWE TV as Tiffany.

2012: TNA Slammiversary 2012 went down on PPV. Bobby Roode defeated Sting to retain the TNA Title.

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