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On This Day In Wrestling History: January 5th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on January 5th.

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 5, 1986) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 5, 1986, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

This live event included matches featuring the 1986 WWF Superstars.

The results can be found below:

Pedro Morales defeated Moondog Spot

Jose Luis Rivera defeated Rene Goulet

Hercules defeated Lanny Poffo

Scott McGhee wrestled Tiger Chung Lee to a draw

WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Brutus Beefcake

The Junkyard Dog defeated Greg Valentine by count-out

Cpl. Kirchner & King Tonga (Haku) wrestled Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik to a no contest



• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of Old School Wrestling Veteran Jeep Swenson (Real name: Robert Swenson Jr.).

Jeep Swenson used to wrestle for various promotions such as Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling (WCW) & Global Wrestling Federation (GWF), before a very brief stint in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as The Final Solution aka The Ultimate Solution in 1996.

Most people will remember Swenson as Bane in the 1997 Hollywood movie ‘Batman & Robin’, but some Old School WWF Fans might also remember him from the 1989 movie No Holds Barred, where he played the role of Zeus’ “Battle of the Tough Guys” opponent Lugwrench Perkins.


January 5, 1957 – August 18, 1997


• On This Day In Wrestling History (January 5, 2019) – Old School WWF Veteran Passes Away

On this day in 2019, we lost Old School WWF Veteran Alexis Smirnoff (Real name: Michel Lamarche) at the age of 71 due to kidney failure.

Smirnoff wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from time to time in 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986 and otherwise spent most of his career touring Japan & Canada, as well as working for territories like Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association and Jim Crockett Promotions.


February 9, 1947 – January 5, 2019



On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1998’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

Ken Shamrock vs. Faarooq

NWA North American Heavyweight Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Barry Windham

D.O.A. vs. Truth Commission

Owen Hart vs. Savio Vega

Marc Mero vs. Tom Brandi

Flash Funk vs. TAFKAG Goldust

The New Age Outlaws vs. The Headbangers


• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 5, 1997) – WWF Superstars

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1997’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon vs. Pierroth & Cibernetico

Flash Funk vs. Salvatore Sincere

The Sultan vs. Matt Hardy

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Freddie Joe Floyd

The Undertaker vs. the Goon

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