Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays


– WWE Hall of Famer George ‘The Animal’ Steele turns 77 today. He was born on April 16, 1937.

– Former ECW wrestler, Damien Kane turns 54 today. He was born on April 16, 1960.

– Vickie Guerrero turns 46 today. She was born on April 16, 1968.

– Former WWE Tag and Cruiserweight Champion, Paul London turns 34 today. He was born on April 16, 1980.

2000: The final WCW Spring Stampede went down on this day back in history from the United Center, in Chicago, Illinois. 12,556 were in attendance to see Jeff Jarrett defeated Diamond Dallas Page (with Kimberly Page) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WCW World Title in the main event.

2001: Triple H defeated Jeff Hardy to win the WWF Intercontinental Title on Monday night Raw.

2004: Steve Austin and WWE part ways, they were unable to agree on a new contract for him.

2007: Santino Marella defeated Umaga in a No Holds Barred Match to win the WWE Intercontinental Title on Raw.

2009: WWE Superstars debuts on WGN America. The show only lasted two years and was canceled from the network in 2011.

2009: TNA signed former WWE Divas champion Mickie James.

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