On This Day In Wrestling History…April 12th

On April 12th in wrestling history, The Godfather claimed his only single title in WWE on an episode of Monday Night Raw.

The Godfather

Credit: WWE

1980 – At a show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the WWF Tag Team Championship changed hands when Afa and Sika, The Wild Samoans, defeated Ivan Putski and Tito Santana.

1987 – One of the fabled Von Erich wrestling family Mike Von Erich committed suicide at the age of 23.

1999 – On Raw Is War in Detroit, Michigan, The Godfather defeated Goldust to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship.

2010 – WWE Raw was taped in Cardiff, Wales. On the show, Eve Torres defeated Maryse to win the WWE Divas Championship.

2016 – Former ECW star Balls Mahoney died of a heart attack at the age of 44.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Marq Quen (1994)
  • Cibernetico (1962)
  • Tony Anthony (1960)

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