Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays


1973: Harley Race defeated Dory Funk, Jr. to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Missouri.

Former WWE and TNA wrestler Elijah ‘D’Angelo Dinero’ Burke turns 36 today. 

1984: Ric Flair defeated Kerry Von Erich to win the NWA World Title.

1984: Vince McMahon Sr died back on this day due to of pancreatic cancer.

1991: The Diamond Studd (Scott Hall) defeated Tommy Angle in his WCW TV debut. 

1999: WWF held Raw is Owen (a tribute show to him due his sudden death the previous night) It was a wrestling heavy show with The Rock defeated Val Venis in the main event.

2001: Triple H underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews to repair his torn quadriceps.

2009: TNA Sacrifice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. 1,000 were in attendance to see Sting defeated Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, & Jeff Jarrett in a Four Way Ultimate Sacrifice Match.

2010: R-Truth defeated The Miz to win the vacant WWE United States Title on Raw.

2011: Brock Lesnar’s autobiography “Death Clutch” was released. The book was co-written by Paul Heyman.

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