Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

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– Former ECW Champion ECW Champion Ezekiel Jackson turns 36 today. He was born on April 22, 1978.

1988: WWF taped the 16th edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. This showed aired later on NBC (April 30) the main event was Rick Rude defeated Koko B. Ware.

1996: WCW Nitro was taped on this day back in pro wrestling history and The Giant defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Title. This episode went on to air on April 29th.

1996: WWF Raw beat WCW Nitro in the Monday night wars when they scored a 3.3 to 2.7 in the ratings.


2000: ECW held its CyberSlam PPV at the ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1600 were in attendance to see Justin Credible defeated Tommy Dreamer to win the ECW World Heavyweight Title.


2010: WWE released the following talent back on this day: Shelton Benjamin, Mickie James, Funaki, Jimmy Wang Yang, Katie Lea Burchill, Mike Knox, Jesse & Festus.

2013: WWE taped Saturdays Morning Slam from London, England. Down below are the results:

* Santino Marella defeated Jinder Mahal

* Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated The Prime Time Players


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