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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: VINCE STARTS HIS FAVORITE CLUB, RIC FLAIR RETURNS TO THE WWF AFTER ALMOST A DECADE, SURVIVOR SERIES AND MORE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-11-19 08:00:00

November 19th

On this day in history in ....

1906 - Clarence Weber defeats Buttan Singh for the Australian Heavyweight Title in Melbourne, Australia.

1951 - Danny McShain defeats Verne Gagne in Memphis, Tennessee to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.

1954 - Polo Torres defeats The Sheik for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

1956 - Otto Lenz and Jack O'Reilly defeat Enrique Romero and Black Hawk to win the Western States Tag Team Title in Phoenix, Arizona.

1958 - Billy Wicks defeats Gorgeous George to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama, beginning his second reign.

1960 - Johnny Valentine & Buddy Rogers defeat The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) for the United States Tag Team Title (the forerunner to the WWE World Tag Team Title).

1964 - Martino Angelo defeats Danny Ferraza to win the Wolverine Wrestling Midwest Heavyweight Title in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1966 - Mad Dog Vachon defeats Dick the Bruiser for the AWA World Heavyweight Title in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning his fifth reign.

1966 - Ray Stevens and Art Nelson defeat George and Sandy Scott to win the International Wrestling Alliance (Australia) Tag Team Title in Melbourne, Australia.

1970 - Dory Funk, Sr. defeats Thunderbolt Patterson for the Southwest Brass Knuckles Title in Amarillo, Texas, beginning his second reign and ending Patterson's fourth.

1970 - Larry Hennig and Bob Windham (Blackjack Mulligan) defeat Thunder Sugiyama and Great Kusatsu for the International Wrestling Alliance (Japan) Tag Team Title in Ashikaga, Japan.

1971 - Kinji Shibuya and Masa Saito win their second NWA Americas Tag Team Title, defeating Pantera Negra and Salvador Lothario.

1974 - Jack Donovan ends the sixth NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title reign of Ken Lucas in Mobile, Alabama.

1975 - Jackie Fargo and Jerry Lawler defeats Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey for the Mid-America version of the NWA United States Tag Team Title in Nashville, Tennessee.

1976 - Chavo Guerrero, Sr. defeats Ken Mantell to win his fifth NWA Americas Heavyweight Title.

1976 - Thunderbolt Patterson defeats The Sheik for the Toronto version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This ended The Sheik's second reign.

1976 - Bob Kelly defeats The Wrestling Pro for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in Dothan, Alabama, ending The Pro's fifth reign.

1977 - Sangre Chicana defeats Jose Luis Mendieta to win the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1979 - Steve Regal and Hector Guerrero defeat The Blond Bombers (Larry Latham and Wayne Farris) for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending The Bombers' third reign.

1981 - Tommy Martin defeats Bob Sweetan to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Kansas, ending Sweetan's fourth reign.

1982 - Leo Burke and Bret Hart defeat Duke Myers and The Dynamite Kid for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1984 - Jacques Rougeau, Jr. wins the vacant NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1985 - Lex Luger defeats Wahoo McDaniel to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida, ending McDaniel's second reign.

1988 - Brian Lee defeats Mike Miller in a tournament final for the Championship Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1988 - Jason the Terrible defeats TNT (Juan Rivera) for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

1989 - Bill Dundee defeats Tony Anthony for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, the first of four reigns for Dundee.

1990 - Curt Hennig defeats Kerry Von Erich for the WWF Intercontinental title in Rochester, New York, beginning his second run with the title.

1991 - WCW Clash of the Champions XVII was held at the Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia. Here are the results of the show, which was aired live on TBS:
- Big Josh defeated Thomas Rich in a Lumberjack match.
- Bobby Eaton defeated Firebreaker Chip.
- Tom Zenk defeated The Diamond Stud (Scott Hall) in less than two minutes.
- WCW Television Champion Steve Austin defeated PN News.
- Cactus Jack defeated Van Hammer.
- Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko to win the WCW World Tag Team Title when Steamboat pinned Anderson.
- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman defeated Johnny B. Badd.
- Rick Rude defeated Sting to win the WCW United States Title.
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger defeated Rick Steiner.

1994 - ECW ran the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here are the results:
- JT Smith & Stevie Richards defeated Hack Meyers & Chad Austin.
- The Pitbulls defeated Ian & Axl Rotten in a Double Dog Collar match.
- Tommy Dreamer defeated The Sandman.
- Sabu & Taz defeated Joe & Dean Malenko.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions Public Enemy vs. Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan ended in a no-contest when Sullivan turned on Cactus.
- Ron Simmons & 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Shane Douglas & Brian Pillman when Sherri Martel "accidentally" hit Shane with her shoe. It was then revealed that she was wearing a Ric Flair shirt under her sweater, prompting Douglas to piledrive her..

1994 - A tournament was held to determine a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The previous champion Shane Douglas had thrown done the belt after his tournament win to become the first ECW World Heavyweight Champion in the angle that turned Eastern Championship Wrestling into Extreme Championship Wrestling. Here are the results of the tournament:
First Round:
- Tracey Smothers defeated Devon Storm.
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Johnny Gunn.
- Chris Candido defeated Al Snow.
- Tony Anthony defeated Jerry Lawler.
- Osamu Nishimura vs. Lou Perez ended in a draw.
Semifinals:
- Tracey Smothers defeated Eddie Gilbert.
- Chris Candido defeated Tony Anthony.
Finals:
- Chris Candido defeated Tracey Smothers to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title.

1995 - WWE Survivor Series was held at the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland. The show was headlined by Bret Hart defeating Diesel to win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, and also marked the first time the Spanish announce table was destroyed during a WWF Pay-per-view. For a full report on the show, go to Page 2!

1995 - Lola Gonzales defeats Bison Kimura in a tournament final to become the first Trans-World Wrestling Federation Women's Champion.

1996 - Oficial, Vigilante and Guardian defeat Los Villanos (III, IV and V) for the AAA Americas Trios Title in Naucalpan, Mexico.

1999 - Joey Venture defeats Mr. Showtime for the vacant NWA Mid-South Junior Heavyweight Title in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The title had been vacated earlier in the night due to champion Pokerface being injured five days prior. Also, Naughty by Nature (Rude and Tully) defeat The Missouri Bad Boys (Mark Southern and Ricky Bryant) for the NWA Mid-South Tag Team Title.

1999 - Lupus defeats Twiggy Ramirez for the NWA 2000 Heavyweight Title in Iselin, New Jersey.

2000 - Adam Flash defeats Jimmy Cicero to win the Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Odenton, Maryland. Also that night, Qenaan Creed defeats Chad Bowman for the MCW Cruiserweight Title.

2000 - Bombero Infernal defeats Black Dragon to win the Grupo International Wrestling Revolution Group Intercontinental Middleweight Title in Naucalpan, Mexico.

2000 - WWF Survivor Series was held at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida. The show was headlined by Steve Austin vs. Triple H in a no-disqualification match that ended when Austin used a crane to lift a car, with Triple H inside, 100 feet off the ground, then let it drop. Seriously. For a full report, go to Page 3!

2001 - WWF's RAW in Charlotte, North Carolina features the founding of the "Vince McMahon Kiss My Ass Club" with first member, former Alliance commissioner William Regal. Also, Ric Flair makes his shocking return to the WWF after a nine-year absence, revealed to be the new "50% owner" of the WWF, having "bought" Shane and Stephanie McMahon's company stock, which they sold to a "consortium" in order to have the money to purchase and become the respective owners of WCW and ECW.

2004
- Trevor Rhodes defeats Rick Steiner for the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Nebraska.

2004 - El Bronco defeats Eddie Colon for the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, beginning Bronco's second reign and ending Colon's fifth.

2004 - Duke Durrango and Karnage defeat Harry Smith and Kirk Melnick for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2004 - Paddy Morrow defeats Adam Abz to win the NWA Ireland Heavyweight Title in Dublin, Ireland.

2004 - Shouichi Ichimiya defeats Danshoku Dino in Kanagawa, Japan to win the Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavymetalweight Title. This began Ichimiya's 14th reign and ended Dino's 11th.

2004 - The Rough Ryders (Nyxx and Devin Raines) defeat The Elite (Sonny Roselli and Larry Huntley) and Mark Moment and Paulie Gilmore in a three-way match to win the NWA New England Tag Team Title.

2004 - Billy Bax and Rob Eckos defeat Handsome Johnny and Psycho to win the Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Title in Lowell, Massachusetts.

2004 - Pierre Vachon defeats Shane Williams to become the first NWA Green Mountain Television Champion.

2005 - The NWA Cyberspace Heavyweight Title changes hands twice in the same night in Wayne, New Jersey. Chris Harris defeats Jeff Jarrett for the title, then loses it to Abyss.

Thanks to Ryan Martinez for his help with the above.


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