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On This Day In Wrestling History: January 1st

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling on January 1st.

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 1, 1983) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 1, 1983, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

This live event included matches featuring the 1983 WWF Superstars.

The results can be found below:

Wendi Richter & Women’s Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Elizabeth Chase & Princess Victoria

Tony Garea wrestled SD Jones to a draw

Salvatore Bellomo defeated Swede Hanson

Eddie Gilbert defeated Pete Sanchez

Ivan Putski defeated Mr. Fuji

Andre The Giant, Jimmy Snuka & Rocky Johnson defeated Buddy Rose, Ray Stevens & Capt. Lou Albano

WWF IC Champion Pedro Morales wrestled Superstar Billy Graham to a double-DQ

WWF Tag Team Champions Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow defeated The Black Demon & White Angel

Don Muraco defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund by count-out


• Old School WWF Manager Celebrates His Birthday

Legendary Old School Manager ‘The Mouth of the South’ Jimmy Hart celebrates his 80th birthday today.

Jimmy Hart started his career in the famous CWA Memphis Wrestling territory (1978-1984), but later made a name for himself in the World Wrestling Federation (1985-1993), as well as Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1994-2001).

The Mouth of the South managed some of the biggest names in professional wrestling history such as Hulk Hogan, King Kong Bundy, Earthquake, Money Inc., Dino Bravo, The Dungeon of Doom, Rhythm & Blues and The Nasty Boys.




• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Anthony (Real name: Michael Joseph Lozansky).

He used to work as an undercard talent for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation, but mostly worked the smaller, less important shows, where he put the main roster Wrestlers over.


January 1, 1968 – December 19, 2003


• Old School WCW Valet Celebrates Her Birthday

Old School WCW Valet ‘The Diamond Doll’ Kimberly Page (Real name: Kimberly Lynne Bacon) celebrates her birthday today.

Kimberly joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1994 as The Diamond Doll, the on-screen valet for her real-life husband Diamond Dallas Page.

She continued to manage DDP until she turned on him in the main event of the WCW Spring Stampede 2000 PPV and joined Eric Bischoff’s & Vince Russo’s New Blood faction in the process.

Kimberly stayed with the company for a few more weeks her heel turn, before she left WCW for good.

DDP and her eventually divorced in 2005.



• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 1, 2008) – Old School Wrestling Jobber Passed Away

On this day in 2008 we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Randy Barber at the age of 49 due to a heart attack.

Randy Barber did televised jobs as an enhancement talent for various promotions during the 70s and 80s, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA), Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), American Wrestling Association (AWA), Mid-South Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, … and many others.

In 1989 Randy returned to the NWA’s #1 promotion, which was now owned by Ted Turner and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as “The Raider” but was still used solely as enhancement talent.


March 10, 1958 – January 1, 2008


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