This Day In Wrestling History – April 28th

Events

In 1996, WWF In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies was held in Omaha, Nebraska and saw the final televised matches for Diesel and Razor Ramon in the WWF

– The Ultimate Warrior defeats Goldust by countout (Goldust retains the WWF Intercontinental Title)
– Vader defeats Razor Ramon
– The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip) defeat The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Shawn Michaels defeats Diesel in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1947 – Marshall Esteppe defeats Ray Steele to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1976 – Ted DiBiase & Dick Murdoch defeat Buck Robley & Bob Slaughter to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1980 – Kevin von Erich defeats Toru Tanaka to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1985 – Tully Blanchard defeats Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Television Title

1989 – Steve & Shaun Simpson defeat Beauty & The Beast (Terrance M Garvin & The Beast 2nd) to win the WCCW Texas Tag Team Titles. This was the final reign before the belts were abandoned later in the year

1990 – Jimmy Valiant defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1997 – on Raw, Owen Hart defeats Rocky Maivia to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2007 – Mushiking Terry defeats Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF wrestler Sivi Afi (64), CZW regular Drew Gulak (26), UK indy star Sam Bailey (25), ICP member Violent J (41) and current WWE superstar Alex Riley (32)

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About Craig Watford

I graduated form Sheffield Hallam University with 2.1 in Journalism Studies in 2010. I am mainly interested in writing about sports with my favourite sport being football(soccer). I have watched wrestling religiously since I was about 8-9 years old. My favourite match of all time is Austin vs The Rock at Wrestlemania 17.

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