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This Day in Wrestling History – October 10th

Liz continues to take historical looks back on wrestling by date. October 1oth brought us the in ring debut of Ember Moon!

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Liz continues to take historical looks back on wrestling by date. October 1oth brought us the in ring debut of Ember Moon!

What happened on October 10th in wrestling history? Check it out below!

Born On This Day

  • 1946 – Martin Ruane (Giant Haystacks)
  • 1950 – Bradford Gene Ligon
  • 1983 – William Posada (Joker)
  • 1988 – Mance Warner

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This Day In Wrestling History

1982 – Nick Bockwinkel defeated Otto Wanz for the AWA World Heavyweight Title in Chicago, Illinois to start his third reign as champion.

2006 – Dioniclo Castenellanos Torres, aka Psicosis, was arrested after allegedly stealing a car from a 23-year old man in Baja California.

2006 –  At a Smackdown taping in Jacksonville, Florida, Chris Benoit defeated Mr. Kennedy to win the WWE United States Championship.

2008 Nick Nemeth, aka Dolph Ziggler, is suspended 30 days following his first violation of the WWE Wellness Policy.

2009 – Tyler Black defeated Kenny King in a first-round match and then Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Delirious, Chris Hero and Roderick Strong in the finals to win the 2009 Survival of the Fittest tournament, which earned him a match for the ROH World Championship.

2010 – At TNA’s Bound for Glory Jeff Hardy defeated Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson in a three-way match to win the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship. As a result of Angle’s loss, he had to retire from wrestling. In the show’s closing moments, the “they” Abyss referred to in recent months finally revealed themselves to be himself, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett and Jeff Hardy.

2011New Japan Pro Wrestling presented Destruction ’11 from Ryōgoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) in Tokyo, Japan. This is the last time the event was held in October. The event has since been moved to September; King of Pro-Wrestling is the October event, held annually on the country’s Sports and Health Day.

  • In a preshow dark match, Hiromu Takahashi and Kyosuke Mikami defeated King Fale and Takaaki Watanabe.
  • Kushida, Schwarz, Tiger Mask and Weiss defeated Chaos (Gedo, Jado, Takashi Iizuka and Tomohiro Ishii).
  • Yujiro Takahashi defeated Tomoaki Honma.
  • Lance Archer defeated Wataru Inoue.
  • Hirooki Goto and Tama Tonga defeated Shinsuke Nakamura and Último Guerrero.
  • No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards and Rocky Romero) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
  • Satoshi Kojima defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
  • Yuji Nagata defeated Toru Yano.
  • Masato Tanaka defeated MVP to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
  • Minoru Suzuki defeated Togi Makabe.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Tetsuya Naito to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
2013 – After a hiatus, Kurt Angle returns to TNA to confront Bobby Roode.

2015 – Adrienne Reese (Ember Moon) made her in-ring debut at an NXT House show.


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Died On This Day:

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