• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Superstar Jim Powers (Real name: James Manley) celebrates his 61st birthday today.
Powers used to be the Tag Team Partner of Paul Roma in a team called “The Young Stallions” from 1987 till 1989, before becoming a singles wrestler, often used as a jobber to the stars, until leaving the World Wrestling Federation in 1994.
He then joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1996, where he became a mid-carder again, managed by famous Old School manager Teddy Long, before he turned into an enhancement talent yet again and was let go by WCW due to a neck injury he had in 1998.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM POWERS!
• Kenny Omega Loses IWGP Heavyweight Title At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13
In the main event of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13, Hiroshi Tanahashi became an 8 time IWGP Heavyweight Champion when he defeated Kenny Omega to end Omega’s reign.
You can watch the finishing move that ended this match below:
All Titles (8) changed hands at this show and below are the results:
– #1 Contender Gauntlet Match for the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Pre-Show): Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe, and Toru Yano def. Hirooki Goto, Beretta, & Chuckie TMinoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, & Davey Boy Smith Jr., Yuji Nagata, Jeff Cobb, & David Finlay, Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, & Yujiro Takahashi
– NEVER Openweight Championship: Will Ospreay def. Kota Ibushi (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: BUSHI and Shingo Takagi def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) & Roppongi 3K to win the Titles.
– RevPro British Heavyweight Championship Match: Zack Sabre Jr. def. Tomohiro Ishii (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: EVIL and SANADA def. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa (c) & The Young Bucks to win the Titles.
– IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Juice Robinson def. Cody Rhodes (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Taiji Ishimori def. KUSHIDA (c) to win the Title.
– Jay White def. Kazuchika Okada
– No DQ Match For The IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito def. Chris Jericho (c) to win the Title.
– IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Kenny Omega (c) to win the Title.