Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

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Former TNA World Heavyweight and X Division champion Austin Aries turns 36 today. He was born on April 15, 1978.

1995: The Sandman defeated Shane Douglas to win the ECW World Title

1996: Brian Pillman had his bad car accident back on this day when he fell asleep while driving his Hummer H1 in Kentucky. He drove into a tree trunk and flipped the vehicle. He was in a coma for a week and suffered a shattered ankle.

1996: WWF Raw beat WCW Nitro in the ratings war with a 3.1 to 2.8 rating.


1999: WCW held a live edition of “Thunder” at Orlando Arena, in Orlando, Florida. The main event was Diamond Dallas Page defeating Stevie Ray to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.


2007: TNA Lockdown went down on pay-per-view from Family Arena, in Saint Charles, Missouri. This was the final event that TNA used the NWA titles. The main event was Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Rhino, Sting, & Jeff Jarrett) defeated Team Cage (Christian Cage, AJ Styles, Scott Steiner, Abyss, & Tomko) (with James Mitchell) in a Lethal Lockdown Match

2008: Eric Young & Kaz defeated AJ Styles & Tomko to win the TNA Tag Team Titles. On the same show, Petey Williams defeated Jay Lethal to win the TNA X-Division Title

2012: TNA Lockdown went down on pay-per-view from Nashville Municipal Auditorium, in Nashville, Tennessee. 3,000 people were in attendance to see Bobby Roode defeated James Storm to retain the TNA World Title in the main event.

2013: WWE Monday night Raw was live from the Bi-Lo Center, in Greenville, South Carolina.


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