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On This Day In Wrestling History: January 28th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on January 28th.


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 28, 1984) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 28, 1984, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

This live event included matches featuring the 1984 WWF Superstars.

The results can be found below:

Tony Rocco wrestled Mickey Doyle to a draw

The Iron Sheik defeated Salvatore Bellomo

Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ivan Putski by DQ

WWF Tag Team Champion Tony Atlas defeated Adrian Adonis by count-out

Tony Garea defeated John Tolos

Mil Mascaras defeated Jack Armstrong

Andre The Giant & Tito Santana defeated Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee

Andre The Giant won a $50,000 20-man battle royal



• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 28, 1993) – André The Giant Passed Away

On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Eighth Wonder of the World” André The Giant (Real name: André René Roussimoff) at the age of 46 due to congestive heart failure, which was most likely a result of his gigantism / acromegaly.

André wrestled for various promotions during the 60s, 70s, 80s and early 90s, but is best remembered for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (fka WWWF) where he worked from 1973 to 1991.

His biggest moment came in 1987 when he “passed the torch” to Hulk Hogan in the legendary main event of WWF WrestleMania III. Hogan bodyslamming him is still referred to as “the slam heard around the world”.

In March 1993 André The Giant became the first ever inductee into the newly founded WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame).


May 19, 1946 – January 28, 1993


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 28, 2006) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2006 we lost Old School WCW Veteran Hail (Emory Hale) at the young age of 36 due to kidney failure.

Some of you will certainly remember the 6’9″ wrestler from his World Championship Wrestling days with Jimmy Hart as his manager, mostly wrestling on the weekly C-shows like WCW Saturday Night and WCW WorldWide.

After his time in WCW, Hale worked for Jimmy Hart’s XWF in 2001 & 2002, before he had to retire from professional wrestling, because of a kidney transplant in 2003.


December 13, 1969 – January 28, 2006


• Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School Wrestling Veteran Shark Boy (Real name: Dean Roll) celebrates his birthday today.

After being trained by NWA Veteran Les Thatcher and touring the indies for a while, he signed a contract with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1999, but wrestled mostly on the promotion’s C-show ‘WCW Saturday Night’ & D-show ‘WCW Worldwide’, before they let him go in march 2000.

Shark Boy actually made a name for himself in Total Nonstop Action, where he wrestled as a regular member of the main roster from 2002 till 2010 and then became a part-timer who still appeared on TV or PPV from time to time.

TNA (now renamed iMPACT Wrestling) still brings him back every now and then for a special surprise appearance.


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