On This Day In Wrestling History… January 1st

Happy New Year! What has happened in wrestling on January 1st? John Cena loses twice in a night and we celebrate a GLORIOUS birthday.

Kane & Brock Lesnar

Credit: WWE

2007 – Monday Night RAW was held in Miami, Florida, and on the show John Cena lost in both the opening and closing matches. To open the show, Cena took on (non-wrestler/celebrity/the then Mr. Britney Spears) Kevin Federline in a No Disqualification match. Following interference from both Johnny Nitro and Umaga, K-Fed picked up the win by pinning Cena in the middle of the ring. The main event was a 4-on-1 handicap match featuring Umaga, Armando Alejandro Estrada, Johnny Nitro, and The Coach taking on Cena. Cena lost this match by getting disqualified when he hit Umaga with a steel chair.

2018 – RAW is held in Miami Florida and on the show Roman Reigns retains the Intercontinental championship in a hard hitting match against Samoa Joe. Elsewhere on the card Braun Strowman easily beats Rhyno then after the match hits a total of five Running Powerslams, three to Rhyno and two to Heath Slater. To close the show Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the ring talking about Brocks upcoming title defense at the Royal Rumble against Kane and Strowman. Kane marches down to the ring and grabs Lesnar by the throat and delivers a Chokeslam. Lesnar sits straight up and brawls with Kane until the RAW locker room separates them.

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2020 – In Jacksonville, Florida, AEW held their Dynamite show. On the card:

  • Cody defeated Darby Allin by pinfall.
  • Riho retained the AEW Women’s Championship in a 4-way match against Nyla Rose, Hikaru Shida, and Dr. Britt Baker.
  • Jon Moxley defeated Trent by pinfall.
  • Sammy Guevara defeated Dustin Rhodes after a low blow from an interfering Jake Hager.
  • In the main event Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) took on PAC and The Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr.) and the win was scored by Omega after he hit the One-Winged Angel on Fenix and got the pin.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Veda Scott (1984)
  • Robert Roode (1977)
  • Leilani Kai (1960)
  • Jimmy Hart (1943)
  • Roy Shire (1922)

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