October 2nd – On This Day In Wrestling History

Chris Jericho as AEW Champion with the Inner Circle
Credit: AEW

2000 – After Vince Russo vacated the WCW World Heavyweight Championship he had won seven days prior on Nitro, Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the vacant title. The match was a ‘San Francisco 49ers’ match which saw the belt and three mystery items held in boxes on poles in each corner of the ring. The other items included a framed photo of Scott Hall….

2006 – On an episode of Raw from Topeka, Kansas, Jeff Hardy defeated John Morrison to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

2011 – WWE Hell In A Cell took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main event saw Alberto Del Rio capture the WWE Championship in a triple threat Hell In A Cell match against CM Punk and John Cena.

2019 – AEW Dynamite airs for the first time from the Capital One Arena in Washington DC. The first ever match on Dynamite saw Cody defeat Sammy Guevara. The main event was a six man tag team match pitting AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz against The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. The Inner Circle team were victorious.

Notable Wrestling Personalities Born On This Day

  • Jun Akiyama (1969)
  • Yokozuna (1966)
  • El Dandy (1962)
  • Waldo Von Erich (1933)
  • Paul Boesch (1912)