On This Day In Wrestling History…October 8th

On This Day In Wrestling History…One of the biggest legends in wrestling history claims their last ever title win.

Steve Austin

Credit: WWE

1991 – The York Foundation (Richard Morton, Thomas Rich and Terence Taylor) defeated Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh and Tom Zenk to win the WCW Six-Man Championship. This was the last title change before the championship was abandoned the following month.

2001 – On an episode of ‘Raw’ in Indianapolis, Indiana, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin won his sixth and final WWE Championship by defeating Kurt Angle, mere weeks after losing the belt to Angle at Unforgiven. Also on the episode, Booker T and Test lost the WCW Tag Team Championship to The Hardy Boyz.

2006 – WWE presented No Mercy at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the main event, King Booker retained his World Heavyweight Championship in a Fatal-Four Way match against Finlay, Bobby Lashley and Batista. Also on the show, MVP made his WWE debut with a win over enhancement talent, Marty Garner.

2007 – Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

2017 – WWE Hell In A Cell took place at the Little Ceasers Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The main event saw Kevin Owens defeat Shane McMahon with a surprise assist from his rival Sami Zayn. The highlight of the event was The New Day losing their tag team titles to The Usos in a Hell In A Cell bout. The other title change of the night saw Baron Corbin win the US Title in a triple threat match against champion AJ Styles and Tye Dillinger.

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Notable Wrestling Personalities Born On This Day:

  • The Miz (1980)
  • Paul Burchill (1979)
  • Art Barr (1966)

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