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WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Rodz turns 76 today.

Former WWF Intercontinental Champion Charles ‘The Godfather’ Wright turns 53 today.


Dragon Gate star Gamma turns 33 today.

1998: ECW A Matter of Respect was held at the ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2,000 were in attendance to see The Sandman, Spike Dudley, & Tommy Dreamer defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray, D-Von, & Big Dick Dudley) in a 6-way Stairway To Hell Ladder Match.

1999: WWF No Mercy(UK-exclusive PPV) was held at the Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England. 18,107 were in attendance to see Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) & Triple H in an Anything Goes Triangle Match to retain the WWF Title.

1999: ECW Hardcore Heaven was held at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, in Poughskeepie, New York. 2,800 were in attendance to see Taz defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the ECW World Title.

2000: Gerald Brisco defeated Crash Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title on Smackdown.

2004: WWE Judgment Day (Smackdown exclusive) was held at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. 18,722 were in attendance to see John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero via DQ.

2006: David Hart Smith signed with WWE.

2010: TNA Sacrifice was held at the Impact Zone, in Orlando, Florida. There were 1,000 fans in attendance to see Rob Van Dam defeated AJ Styles to retain the TNA World Title.

2011: Abyss defeated Kazarian to win the TNA X-Division Title.

In memory of Alex ‘Big Dick Dudley’ Rizzo, who died in 2002 at the age of 34.

FMW President Shoichi Arai committed suicide by hanging himself in a park in Tokyo, Japan in 2002 at the age of 36.

Andy Kaufman died of kidney failure due to large cell carcinoma in Los Angeles, California at the age of 35 in 1984.

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