October 11th - Old school lightweight.
On October 11th 1937 Danny McShain beats Wild Red Berry at Hollywood Legion Stadium in California to win the NWA World light heavyweight title. McShain and Berry would dominate the division for the next decade, combining to win the title more than 20 times.

October 11th - Old school lightweight.

On October 11th 1937 Danny McShain beats Wild Red Berry at Hollywood Legion Stadium in California to win the NWA World light heavyweight title. McShain and Berry would dominate the division for the next decade, combining to win the title more than 20 times.

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  • October 10th - Don’t disrespect the dead.

On October 10th, 2008 Scott Hall incites violence during a roast for The Iron Sheik in Monroe, New Jersey. According to reports, Hall is angered when comedian Jimmy Graham makes a joke about the late Owen Hart. Hall charges Graham, knocking over the podium and going off on a tirade of obscene words and gestures.

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October 9th - World’s biggest.
On October 9th, 1995 the biggest singles match in Japanese wresting history takes place. New Japan’s IWGP heavyweight champion beats UWFI’s Nobuhiko Takada with the figure-four in just over 16 minutes. The match draws 67,000 fans, paying $6.1-million, the largest live gate in pro wrestling history.
  • October 9th - World’s biggest.

On October 9th, 1995 the biggest singles match in Japanese wresting history takes place. New Japan’s IWGP heavyweight champion beats UWFI’s Nobuhiko Takada with the figure-four in just over 16 minutes. The match draws 67,000 fans, paying $6.1-million, the largest live gate in pro wrestling history.

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October 8th - Banning wrestling.
On October 8th, 1985 New York State Senator Abraham Bernstein opens hearings to ban professional wrestling in New York.
  • October 8th - Banning wrestling.

On October 8th, 1985 New York State Senator Abraham Bernstein opens hearings to ban professional wrestling in New York.

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  • October 7th - NWA gets oriental.

On October 7th, 1957 the very first NWA title bout to be held in Japan takes place in Tokyo. Lou Thesz met Rikidozan in a match that ended in a 60 minute time limit draw.

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October 6th - Slamming giants.
On October 6th, 1978 NWA World champion Harley Race bodyslamed Andre the Giant in Houston, Texas. Later the WWF would make claim that Hulk Hogan was the first person to ever lift the 8th wonder of the world off his feet.
  • October 6th - Slamming giants.

On October 6th, 1978 NWA World champion Harley Race bodyslamed Andre the Giant in Houston, Texas. Later the WWF would make claim that Hulk Hogan was the first person to ever lift the 8th wonder of the world off his feet.

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  • October 5th - Cena gets cooled.

On October 5th, 2004 at WWE television debut, Carlito Caribbean Cool (the son of former WWC universal champion Carlos Colon) upsets John Cena for the U.S. belt on Smackdown using Cena’s chain to gain the pin.

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  • October 4th - Going down.

On October 4th, 1975 Ric Flair suffered a broken back when the Cessna 310 he was riding in crashed near Wilmington, North Carolina. Also on the plane: Johnny Valentine and Bob Bruggers. Doctors say Flair will never wrestle again. Luckily for every wrestling fan Flair proves those doctors wrong.

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October 3rd - Here’s Russo!
On October 3rd, 1999 television writer Vince Russo, whose provocative storylines helped Raw dominate the ratings war with WCW over the past year, resigns from the WWF to become the creative director of WCW. “I’m not doing this to destroy Vince McMahon or prove anything to Vince McMahon,” Russo tells PWI. “I’m looking at this simply as a business decision.” Russo warns it may take six months to a year before WCW “gets it right.”
As we all know WCW was never able to get it right again and would be out of business less than 2 uyears later.
  • October 3rd - Here’s Russo!

On October 3rd, 1999 television writer Vince Russo, whose provocative storylines helped Raw dominate the ratings war with WCW over the past year, resigns from the WWF to become the creative director of WCW. “I’m not doing this to destroy Vince McMahon or prove anything to Vince McMahon,” Russo tells PWI. “I’m looking at this simply as a business decision.” Russo warns it may take six months to a year before WCW “gets it right.”

As we all know WCW was never able to get it right again and would be out of business less than 2 uyears later.

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Another promo poster I did for a local wrestling show this week. If anyone is in need of promo materials hit me up at joebarnes1983@gmail. I do cheap work and will do it for a pair of comped tickets if the show is in central florida, or merch.

Another promo poster I did for a local wrestling show this week. If anyone is in need of promo materials hit me up at joebarnes1983@gmail. I do cheap work and will do it for a pair of comped tickets if the show is in central florida, or merch.

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  • October 2nd - 10 years going.

On October 2nd, 2009 WWE Smackdown celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a memorable show, highlighted by a special, pre-recorded message from The Rock, as well as clips from historic moments from Smackdown’s past, including videos featuring Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, and Eddie Guerrero.

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October 1st - Tornado busted.
On October 1st, 1992 Kerry Von Erich is sentenced on six felony counts of prescription forgery. He receives a 10-year suspended sentence, 10 years of supervised probation, and a $6,000 fine.
Kerry would be dead only mere months later due to a self inflicted gun shot one after learning he would be facing prison time due to probation violations stemming from the aforementioned charges.
  • October 1st - Tornado busted.

On October 1st, 1992 Kerry Von Erich is sentenced on six felony counts of prescription forgery. He receives a 10-year suspended sentence, 10 years of supervised probation, and a $6,000 fine.

Kerry would be dead only mere months later due to a self inflicted gun shot one after learning he would be facing prison time due to probation violations stemming from the aforementioned charges.

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September 30th - The first showdown.
On September 30th, 1972 the WWWF held the first of three events at Shea Stadium in Flushings, New York that became known as the Showdown at Shea.
The inaugural event was headlined by a match for the WWWF title between, champion, Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino. The match last for over an hour and ended with a draw due to stadiums curfew leaving Morales with the strap.
  • September 30th - The first showdown.

On September 30th, 1972 the WWWF held the first of three events at Shea Stadium in Flushings, New York that became known as the Showdown at Shea.

The inaugural event was headlined by a match for the WWWF title between, champion, Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino. The match last for over an hour and ended with a draw due to stadiums curfew leaving Morales with the strap.

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September 29th - Combining powers!
On September 29th, 1984, in an attempt to counter the rising power of the WWF, a new wrestling program, Pro Wrestling USA, makes its debut on New York’s WPIX. The program, also aired in Japan, features a combination of NWA and AWA talent, and most notably brings Bob Backlund back into the public eye just months after the birth of Hulkamania in the WWF.
  • September 29th - Combining powers!

On September 29th, 1984, in an attempt to counter the rising power of the WWF, a new wrestling program, Pro Wrestling USA, makes its debut on New York’s WPIX. The program, also aired in Japan, features a combination of NWA and AWA talent, and most notably brings Bob Backlund back into the public eye just months after the birth of Hulkamania in the WWF.

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  • September 28th - Wrestlemania wannabe.

On September 28th, 1985 the AWA organized the first, of what would become known as their flagship event, Superclash at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.

The event was a co-promotional effort, alongside the NWA, to compete with the ever expanding WWF. The event was co-headlined by a double main event that saw both company’s respective world titles defended. First was Rick Martel defending the AWA title against Stan Hansen, and second, Ric Flair defended the NWA title against Magnum T.A.

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