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On This Day In Wrestling History: January 26th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on January 26th.


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 26, 1990) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 26, 1990, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.

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

The results can be found below:

Earthquake defeated The Red Rooster

Koko B. Ware defeated Black Bart

Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine

WWF IC Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated Dino Bravo

Ron Garvin defeated The Brooklyn Brawler

WWF Tag Team Champions Andre The Giant & Haku defeated Demolition by count-out

Steel Cage: Roddy Piper defeated Rick Rude




• Old School WCW Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WCW Veteran The Maestro (Real name: Robert Kellum) celebrates his birthday today.

Maestro wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from September 1999 to April 2000, before returning to the indies, where he still wrestles nowadays.

During his time in WCW, he had a valet called Symphony, who was actually WWF Attitude Era Diva Ryan Shamrock.



• Old School Wrestlling Legend Would Celebrate His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of legendary Old School Wrestling announcer Gordon Solie (Real name: Francis Labiak).

Solie was famous for doing commentary for various NWA territories like Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, USA Championship Wrestling, … among a few others, before ultimately staying with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the 90s.

He’s widely considered one of the greatest play-by-play announcers in professional wrestling history.


January 26, 1929 – July 27, 2000



• Old School WrestleMania Celebrity Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WrestleMania Celebrity ‘Mr. Baseball’ Bob Uecker celebrates his birthday today.

Uecker appeared as the guest ring announcer for the WrestleMania III main event and returned the following year at WrestleMania IV as a backstage announcer and even did commentary for the opening match.

In 2010 the Sportscaster Hall of Famer was also inducted into the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame by NBC Legend Dick Ebersol.



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