• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 23, 1984) – WWF MSG House Show (HULK HOGAN WINS THE WWF TITLE)
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 23, 1984, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
“The Incredible” Hulk Hogan won his very first WWF World Heavyweight Championship that night, when he defeated WWF Champion The Iron Sheik in the most famous arena on the planet.
Not only did HULKAMANIA take over the World Wrestling Federation that day, it also marks the beginning of Vince McMahon’s promotion becoming a national (and years later also international) sensation, as opposed to the regional territory thing it had been up to that point.
Regardless if you like the Hulkster or not, literally ALL Pro Wrestling historians, journalists, experts & dirt sheet writers agree, that Hogan put professional wrestling on the map that day. There is nothing left to be added. Period.
Here are the results from that night:
– Tony Garea pinned Jose Luis Rivera
– The Invaders wrestled Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee to a 20-minute time-limit draw
– The Masked Superstar pinned Chief Jay Strongbow
– Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ivan Putski by count-out
– Paul Orndorff pinned Salvatore Bellomo
– WWF IC Championship: Don Muraco (c) wrestled Tito Santana to a double DQ
– 2 out of 3 falls: The Haiti Kid & Tiger Jackson defeated Dana Carpenter & Pancho Boy
– Jimmy Snuka pinned Rene Goulet
– Andre the Giant, Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas defeated Afa, Sika & Samula
– WWF World Championship: Hulk Hogan (sub. for Bob Backlund) pinned The Iron Sheik (c) to win the Title
• Rumor Killer On WrestleMania 36 Match For Brock Lesnar
There have been rumors of Brock Lesnar vs. Tyson Fury for the WWE Championship taking place at WrestleMania 36 and Fury himself has been promoting this match during interviews.
However, this match won’t be happening at the Show of Shows.
Below is what Dave Meltzer said during Wrestling Observer Radio:
“I was told that’s a no. I was told that specifically.
There’s definitely something because Tyson Fury wants to do it and they want Tyson Fury and there’s a match, you know. What about Edge as a big surprise or Cena as a big surprise?”
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