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On this day in pro wrestling history: Crusher & Robinson, Malenko vs. Guerrero in ECW

by Brian Hoops

1971 - In San Antonio, Texas; AWA Champion Verne Gagne drew Toru Tanaka and Wilbur Snyder beat Bronco Lubich

1972 - In Denver, Colorado; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Ivan Koloff, Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes beat Don Muraco & Wahoo McDaniel, Billy Robinson beat Larry Hennig and Dusty Rhodes beat Wahoo McDaniel via dq. 

1974 - In Green Bay, Wisconsin; In a No dq match with special Referee: Greg Gagne; The Crusher & Billy Robinson beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens in 2 out of 3 falls to win the AWA tag team title, Ivan Putski beat Billy Graham via dq, Baron Von Raschke beat Wahoo McDaniel and Greg Gagne drew Buddy Wolff. Attendance was 6,448.

1982 - Abdullah The Butcher is named the first World Wrestling Council
World Heavyweight Champion in Puerto Rico.

1984 - In Chicago, Illinois at the Rosemont Horizon; AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel by countout, Fabulous Ones drew Road Warriors, Jim Brunzell beat King Kong Brody (Bruiser Brody) by dq, The Crusher beat Abdullah The Butcher by dq, Curt Hennig drew Mr. Saito, Tony Atlas beat Larry Zbyszko and  Billy Robinson beat Steve O. Attendance was 14,000

1986 - In Memphis, Tennessee @ Mid South Coliseum; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler, Fire & Flame beat Giant Hillbilly & Cousin Junior by dq, Nightmares beat Mod Squad, Bam Bam Bigelow beat JT Southern by dq and Jeff Jarrett & Pat Tanaka beat Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto by dq. 

1995 - Dean Malenko defeated Eddie Guerrero in Tampa, Florida to win the
ECW World Television Title

2002 - Cody Hawk defeated Lance (Garrison) Cade in Jeffersonville,
Indiana to win the Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title

2002 - WWE held their Vengeance Pay-per-view in Detroit, Michigan. Lance
Storm and Christian defeated Hulk Hogan and Edge to capture the WWE
World Tag Titles. Rock defeated Undertaker and Kurt Angle in a three-way
match to capture the WWE Undisputed World Title.

2009 - Tara and Miss Tessmacher defeated Sarita and Rosita to win the
TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles in Orlando, Florida.

2012 - TNA held a show in Brooklyn, New York which saw Austin Aires retain the TNA World Title over Bobby Roode, AJ Styles defeated Jeff Hardy and Sting defeated Bully Ray in a No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere match.