Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays


Current WWE Superstar Alex Riley turns 33 years old today. He was born in 1981.

1985: Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Television Title.

1986: AWA held Rage In A Cage at the Meadowlands Arena, in East Rutherford,
New Jersey. The Road Warriors defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a
Steel Cage Match in the main event. 

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event, “The Tussle In Texas” aired on NBC.
The Big Boss Man defeated Akeem via DQ in the main event. 

1996: WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies was held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, in Omaha, Nebraska.9,563 were in attendance to see Shawn Michaels defeated Diesel in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the WWF Title.

1997: Owen Hart defeated Rocky Maivia to win the WWF Intercontinental Title on Raw.  

Steve Austin announced he was going to retire as an in-ring performer
while discussing his new WWE role as Raw General Manager in a

2003: Chris Jericho held his 1st ever editor of “The Highlight Reel” with Goldberg. 

2008: WWE released Balls Mahoney, David Taylor, & developmental talent Michael Thompson.

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