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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History – April 19

On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2009, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley defeated Sting inside 6 sides of steel at LockDown 2009 to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

This was Foley’s first title in TNA and his fourth and last World Title reign. Also, this was Mick Foley’s first World Title reign in over a decade.

On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2010, former WWE & ECW Champion Rob Van Dam defeated AJ Styles on Impact Wrestling to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. RVD never lost the title as he vacated the title due to storyline injuries. The injury storyline was played because only a few dates were left on RVD’s contract, so they wrote him off TV.

        
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