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This Day in History - April 14

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1984: A WWF show at the Boston Garden featured Roddy Piper & David Schultz over Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas, Bob Backlund fighting Paul Orndorff to a double disqualification, and the Iron Sheik beating Sgt. Slaughter via disqualification.


1985: The WWF made two stops on a tour of California. In San Diego, Brutus Beefcake beat Mr. Wrestling II, IC Champion Greg Valentine beat Tito Santana, and Andre the Giant & the Junkyard Dog defeated Big John Studd & Ken Patera in a lumberjack match. In Oakland, 12,000 fans saw World Champion Hulk Hogan beat Roddy Piper via disqualification, Jimmy Snuka over Bob Orton Jr., and Don Muraco over Rick McGraw.


1989: An NWA show at the Mecca in Milwaukee featured the Road Warriors over Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda, Butch Reed over Rick Steiner, TV Champion Sting over Dan Spivey, and World Champion Ricky Steamboat & US Champion Lex Luger over Ric Flair & Michael Hayes.


1990: An NWA show in Houston featured the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express over the Fabulous Freebirds in singles matches, US Tag Team Champions Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk over the Midnight Express, Tag Team Champions the Steiners over the Samoan Swat Team, the Road Warriors over Doom, and US Champion Lex Luger over World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification.


1991: Sting & El Gigante defeated World Champion Ric Flair & TV Champion Arn Anderson at the Omni in Atlanta. The undercard included Big Van Vader winning a handicap match, Tom Zenk over Larry Zbyzsko, Ron Simmons over Butch Reed in a lumberjack streetfight, Tag Team Champions the Steiners over Anderson & Sid Vicious, and US Champion Lex Luger battling Nikita Koloff to a double disqualification. On the same day, the WWF hit both Chicago and Moline, IL. Chicago saw Bret Hart over the Barbarian, Ricky Steamboat beat Haku, Ted Dibiase beat Virgil, and Sgt. Slaughter beat World Champion Hulk Hogan via disqualification. In Moline, IC Champion Mr. Perfect beat Davey Boy Smith, the Rockers beat the Orient Express, Earthquake beat Jake Roberts, and the Ultimate Warrior defeated the Undertaker.


1992: The post-WrestleMania European tour continues with stops in London and Munich. In London’s Wembley Arena, Rick Martel beat Kerry Von Erich, Virgil defeated the Warlord, and the Undertaker fought Sid Justice to a double count-out. In Munich, Davey Boy Smith won a 16-man battle royal, World Champion Randy Savage beat Shawn Michaels, and IC Champion Bret Hart beat Dino Bravo.


1993: WCW held its first ever show in New York City, attracting 3,500 fans to the Paramount at Madison Square Garden. Sting beat World Champion Big Van Vader via disqualification and NWA World Champion Barry Windham beat Ricky Steamboat in the two top matches. The undercard featured Chris Benoit fighting Ron Simmons to a double count-out, Maxx Payne over Steve Regal, Rick Rude over Cactus Jack, and Tag Team Champions the Hollywood Blondes over 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Bagwell. On the same day, the WWF held three shows overseas – Mr. Perfect beat Lex Luger in the main event in Aberdeen, Scotland and Newcastle, England while Bret Hart beat Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event in Brussels, Belgium.


1995: An ECW show in Jim Thorpe, PA featured the Tazmaniac over Stevie Richards, Dean Malenko over Mikey Whipwreck, Tag Team Champions Public Enemy over the Pitbulls, Tommy Dreamer over Raven, and Shane Douglas & Cactus Jack over the Sandman & Ron Simmons.


1996: The WWF stop in Bielefeld, Germany saw Razor Ramon over the 1-2-3 Kid, Bret Hart beating Owen Hart, the Undertaker over Diesel, and World Champion Shawn Michaels over Steve Austin.


1997: WCW Monday Nitro came to Philadelphia. Highlights featured Reggie White in attendance and the announcement he had signed to face Steve McMichael at Slamboree, Syxx debuting the Buzzkiller finisher, the Public Enemy beating High Voltage in a streetfight, and a closing segment in which Sting, Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page, and the Giant fended off the nWo with baseball bats after Luger beat Kevin Nash via disqualification.


1998: A WCW Saturday Night taping in Mankato, MN featured Curt Hennig over Jim Neidhart, Rick Steiner over Scott Norton, TV Champion Booker T fighting Chris Benoit to a double count-out, Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho over Prince Iaukea, and Lex Luger & Steiner beating Hennig & Brian Adams in the dark match. A Raw taping the same day in Long Island saw Farooq over Kama in a streetfight, Terry Funk & Scorpio over NWA Tag Team Champions the New Midnight Express in a non-title match, DX over Owen Hart & the Legion of Doom, and Dude Love over Steve Blackman when Vince McMahon called for the bell as Blackman was in an abdominal stretch, serving as a reminder of the Montreal Incident.


1999: The WWF stop in Ft. Wayne, IN saw Mankind & Ken Shamrock beating the Acolytes, the New Age Outlaws over Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett, the Big Show beating the Rock via disqualification, and Kane beating Triple H via disqualification.


2000: An ECW show in Evansville, IN saw Little Guido over Kid Kash, Lance Storm & Dawn Marie over Nova & Jazz, Tommy Dreamer, the Sandman, & New Jack over Jack Victory, Yoshihiro Tajiri, & Steve Corino, and Super Crazy over Rhino.


2002: A WWF show in Abilene, TX saw the Hardys over Mr. Perfect & Shawn Stasiak, the Undertaker over Steve Austin, and Bradshaw pinning Brock Lesnar. The same day in Hattiesburg, MS featured Cruiserweight Champion Kidman over Tajiri, Diamond Dallas Page over Test, Kurt Angle beating Edge, and World Champion Triple H over Chris Jericho.


2003: Raw in Richmond featured Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Kane over Lance Storm & Chief Morley in a No DQ match, Bill Goldberg laying out Christian after Christian called him out, and Booker T & the Hurricane beating World Champion Triple H & Ric Flair. Pre-match stipulations stated Booker would get a title shot against Triple H the next week if his team won.


2007: The WWE stopped in both Florence and Perugia, Italy. In Florence, Carlito beat Johnny Nitro, Tag Team Champions the Hardys over Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch, ECW Champion Bobby Lashley over IC Champion Umaga, and World Champion John Cena over Edge and Randy Orton. In Perugia, Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick beat Deuce & Domino, US Champion Chris Benoit over MVP, Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, & Matt Striker defeated Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, & Sabu and World Champion the Undertaker over Batista, Mark Henry, and Mr. Kennedy.


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