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On This Day In Wrestling History: January 16th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on January 16th.


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 16, 2000) – WCW Souled Out 2000

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 16, 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘WCW Souled Out’ event LIVE on PPV from the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The originally booked and promoted main event of WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart defending his title against #1 contender Sid Vicious, had to be canceled & changed, because Bret had to end his career a few days before the PPV.

Here are the results from that night:

Catch-as-Catch Can: Billy Kidman defeated Dean Malenko

Handicap match: Vampiro defeated David Flair & Crowbar

Big Vito & Johnny The Bull defeated The Harris Brothers

WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Oklahoma defeated Madusa (c)

4-Way – WCW Hardcore Championship: Brian Knobbs (c) defeated Fit Finlay, Norman Smiley and Meng

Bunkhouse Brawl: Billy Kidman defeated Perry Saturn

Booker T defeated Stevie Ray via DQ

Tank Abbott defeated Jerry Flynn

Last Man Standing: Buff Bagwell defeated Diamond Dallas Page

Caged Heat: The Wall defeated Billy Kidman

Hardcore: Kevin Nash defeated Terry Funk

WCW World Heavyweight Championship (vacant): Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious



• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 16, 1989) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 16, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.

This live event included matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania V’ PPV.

The results can be found below:

The Blue Blazer defeated Scott Casey

Big John Studd defeated Akeem

Tito Santana defeated King Haku

WWF IC Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude

Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart wrestled Jacques & Raymond Rougeau to a time-limit draw

Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honkytonk Man



• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of Old School WWF Veteran ‘Fake Razor Ramon’ Rick Bognar.

Rick Bognar played the infamous character of the FAKE Razor Ramon, after the real Razor Ramon, Scott Hall had left and went to WCW.

Bognar worked that gimmick from September 1996 till early 1997, before being let go by the World Wrestling Federation and going back to Japan, where he had already made a name for himself previously as ‘Big Titan’.


January 16, 1970 – September 20, 2019



• On This Day In WWF History (January 16, 2021) – Old School UFC/ECW Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2021 we lost Old School UFC/ECW Veteran Paul Varelans at the age of 51 due to Covid-19.

Before joining Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling, he used to be an MMA fighter who had 8 UFC fights between 1995 and 1996, 4 of which he won, while losing the other 4 fights.

Fresh out of the UFC, Varelans was brought into ECW in 1996 to put kayfabe shoot-fighter Taz over, but only agreed to do it after ECW diva Missy Hyatt offered to give him a BJ when the match is over.

Paul lost to Taz via submission in a worked “Shoot Fight”, but when Missy told him she doesn’t blow jobbers, he got angry and tore up the entire ECW locker room.


September 17, 1969 – January 16, 2021


• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of legendary Old School NWA/WWF Manager ‘Sir’ Oliver Humperdink (Real name: John Sutton).

He worked as a manager (and very early on as an occasional wrestler as well) for several different territories, from the early 60s till the mid-90s.

Humperdink managed some big names over the years, such as Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, The Fabulous Freebirds, … & many, many more.


January 16, 1949 – March 20, 2011


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