On This Day in Wrestling…October 15th

On this day in wrestling history, one of the greatest factions in WWE history reluctantly reform to face a common enemy.

Caption: WWE

1973 – Pedro Morales retained the WWWF World Heavyweight Title in a Texas Death match against Stan Stasiak at a house show in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

1994 – Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck retained the ECW Tag Team Titles, and Shane Douglas retained the ECW World Heavyweight Title at an ECW House Show at the Harrisburg Military Post in Pennsylvania.

2001 – On the go-home edition of Raw from Ottawa for the No Mercy PPV, William Regal was named as the new WCW Commissioner and Stone Cold Steve Austin encourages Rob Van Dam to challenge The Rock for the WCW Championship in an attempt to remove RVD from the No Mercy Triple Threat main event against Kurt Angle and Austin himself. In the main event Austin & Booker T faced Kurt Angle and The Undertaker.

2002 – Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle defeated Chavo and Eddie Guerreo in the main event of the Smackdown taping from Toronto in Canada.

2004 – Samoa Joe retained the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Rocky Romero at ROH Gold in Dayton. Also Ace Steel, CM Punk and Jimmy Jacobs faced Alex Shelley, Austin Aires and Jack Evans in the 6-Person Tag Team main event.

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2005 – At ROH Buffalo Stampede Bryan Danielson successfully defended the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Steve Corino in the main event. Also Nigel McGuinness defended the ROH Pure Wrestling Title against Samoa Joe and Abyss, Alex Shelley & Jimmy Rave faced Austin Aires, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong in a No Disqualification 6-Man Tag Team match.

2006 – At the WWE Raw taping in Los Angeles, on a show which aired the following night, Randy Orton and Edge opened up the show by impersonating their Cyber Sunday opponents DX. Triple H faced Orton in the show’s main event.  Also Jeff Hardy defended the Intercontinental Title against Chris Masters, Shelton Benjamin and Super Crazy.

2007 – Kurt Angle defeated Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Title, and Christian Cage defeated Samoa Joe at a TNT Impact taping Orlando, Florida.

2011 – The first ever WWE Raw taping from Mexico City took place ahead of the upcoming Vengeance pay-per-view. John Cena and Jim Ross teamed up against Michael Cole and WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio.  Also CM Punk with Triple H in his corner faced The Miz. Christian, Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry took on John Morrison, Randy Orton and Sheamus. 

2012 – On WWE Raw from Nashville, after weeks of speculation, CM Punk’s opponent for the WWE Championship at the upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view was confirmed as the undefeated Ryback. Also Eve Torres defended the WWE Divas Championship against Layla, and Kofi Kingston faced The Miz.

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2018 – Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins put aside their frustrations on Raw from Philadelphia to team up with Roman Reigns and reform The Shield to take on Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, and Dolph Ziggler.  Also Ronda Rousey had harsh words for The Bella Twins, and Natalya faced Ruby Riott.

Notable Wrestling Personalities Born On This Day

  • Justin Credible (1973)

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