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On This Day In Wrestling History: April 9th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on April 9th.


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 9, 1980) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 9, 1980, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

This live event included matches featuring the 1980 WWF Superstars.

The results can be found below:

Bulldog Brower defeated Jose Estrada

Rene Goulet defeated Johnny Rodz

Tor Kamata defeated Steve King

Larry Sharpe defeated Frank Williams

Hulk Hogan defeated Dominic DeNucci

WWF Tag Team Champion Ivan Putski defeated Afa by DQ



• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Les Thornton.

After wrestling in his home country England, UK during the 60s, Thornton came to the United States and wrestled for several NWA territories during the 70s and 80s such as Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida & Jim Crockett Promotions, before finally joining the World Wrestling Federation in 1984 in the process of Vince McMahon buying Georgia Championship Wrestling and signing a few of their regulars.

Despite being a star and a well respected Veteran in several territories, he only made it to lower mid-card / undercard status in the WWF and left the promotion in 1986.


April 9, 1934 – February 1, 2019

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