On This Day In Wrestling History

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  1. The Brain

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    With the beginning of the new year I thought it would be a good idea to have an almanac type thread commemorating certain events in wrestling history. Obviously some dates are going to be very insignificant compared to others but let's see how many dates there are where we can mention at least a little something and how long we can keep this going. This is not my private thread and I'm not going to go out of my way to research anything so feel free to chime in if you want to mention something. Just don't get ahead of yourself and wait for the actual date before mentioning something. For the purpose of this thread I want to mention the dates that events aired on television if something happened at a tv taping.

    January 1

    1996


    The WWF Raw Bowl. This was a football themed four corners elimination match. It featured The Smoking Gunns vs. Owen Hart & Yokozuna vs. Razor Ramon & Savio Vega vs. Sid & The 123 Kid. The canvas was made to look like a football field and each team wore a football jersey. Also each team was allowed one time out at any point during the match. And of course with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler on commentary we got plenty of football puns and references. To the best of my knowledge this was the first ever four corners tag team elimination match in WWF history.

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    January 1

    2007


    Kevin Federline defeated John Cena on Monday Night Raw.

     
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  3. Lee

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    KB's going to do it on his website too, I believe.
     
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    He already is.
     
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    Great minds think alike. I just visited KB's site and saw he's doing a review of one show for every day of the year so this will be a little different.
     
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    January 2

    1988


    Hulk Hogan successfully defends the WWF title against King Kong Bundy on Saturday Night's Main Event. After the match he is attacked by Andre The Giant. It takes several wrestlers to pull Andre off Hogan.

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    January 2

    2012


    Chris Jericho returns to RAW.

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  9. Lee

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    2003

    2nd January.

    The wedding of Al Wilson and Dawn Marie.

     
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    Al Wilson tops all
     
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    January 3

    1987


    Hulk Hogan defends the WWF title against Paul Orndorff in a steel cage on Saturday Night's Main Event. The match is not without controversy as Hogan and Orndorff both exit the cage at the same time with each being declared the winner by different referees. The match is ordered to continue and Hogan goes on to win. Surprisingly I could not find a video of the match on youtube.

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    2000

    Triple H defeats The Big Show on Raw to win his third WWF championship.
     
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    January 4

    1997


    Shotgun Saturday Night debuts and we see the WWF starting to go in a new direction which would become the Attitude Era.

    1999

    Mick Foley wins his first WWF title by pinning The Rock thanks to some help from Stone Cold Steve Austin. It was one of the greatest moments to ever take place on Raw and one of the best crowd pops of all time.

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    1999

    Hulk Hogan pins Kevin Nash to win the WCW title in the infamous "fingerpoke of doom" incident.

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    2010

    Bret Hart makes his return to WWE by appearing on Raw for the first time since 1997.

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    January 4

    2010


    Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff debut in TNA.

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    January 4

    2010


    Jeff Hardy returns to TNA.

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    January 5

    1998


    Jim Cornette brings the NWA NorthAmerican title to the WWF. Jeff Jarrett defeats Barry Windham to become the champion.

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    I told you guys it's going to be tough to find something significant for each day. We'll see how long this can last before having to skip a day. Anyone is free to contribute if you know of something I haven't mentioned.
     
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    6th January

    2008

    Angle v Christian for the TNA title:

     
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    A bit better that one I think. And of course:

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    Meant to post before RA did but my laptop switched off on me before I could hit submit.

    January 6th

    2003


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  19. The Brain

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    Crazy Euros from the future.
     
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  20. Mr. Artistic guy

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    You're telling me! It'll be January 8th here by the time he returns. I think it's fair to go on the American clock though.
     
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    January 8

    2006


    Edge cashes in the first ever MITB briefcase and wins the WWE title from John Cena after Cena successfully defended the title in an Elimination Chamber match. It set the precedent for a surprise cash in on a vulnerable champion which is still a major storyline today.

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  22. The Brain

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    I just noticed something very ironic. Exactly five years later to the day of Triple H's return from his first quad injury he would tear his other quad in a tag match with Shawn Michaels against Randy Orton and Edge.
     
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    Interesting. He should have been set to return from another quad injury on Jan 7 2012 then. Maybe he kept it quiet.
     
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    January 9

    2005


    Triple H wins the vacated Heavyweight title in an Elimination Chamber at New Year's Revolution.

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    Know a lot of people like this one:

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