Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays


– WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas turns 60 today. He was born on April 23, 1954.

– Former WWE Champion John Cena turns 37 today. He was born on April 23, 1977.

– Current TNA Tag Team Champion Jessie Godderz turns 28 today. He was born on April 23, 1986.

1990: Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana in the finals of a tournament to win the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title.

2003: NWA-TNA held is weekly PPV at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee. This was episode #41 and the main event was The Amazing Red defeated Jerry Lynn.

2006: TNA Lockdown was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. There were 900 in attendance to see Sting’s Warriors (Sting, AJ Styles, Ron Killings & Rhino) defeated Jarrett’s Army (Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Chris Harris & James Storm) (with Gail Kim & Jackie Gayda) in a Lethal Lockdown Match.

2009: Bobby Lashley made his TNA Impact Wrestling debut.

2012: Nikki Bella defeated Beth Phoenix in a Lumberjill Match to win the WWE Divas Title.

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