History fo the WWE

Events in Film & TV

  • 1963-01-24 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
  • 1963-05-07 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
  • 1963-05-17 Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 1971-01-18 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 1971-02-08 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • 1973-12-01 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
  • 1973-12-09 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 1977-04-30 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
  • 1978-02-20 Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • 1983-01-02 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-01-23 Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1987-01-26 Hart Foundation beat British Bulldogs for WWF tag team title
  • 1987-05-20 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"
  • 1987-07-25 Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
  • 1988-01-24 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • 1988-10-17 Rockin Robin beats "Sensational" Sherri Martel for WWF woman's title
  • 1989-01-15 Big John Studd wins WWF's 2nd Royal Rumble
  • 1989-02-10 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • 1990-08-27 WWF Summer Slam-Ultimate Warrior beats Rick Rude
  • 1991-01-17 Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • 1991-01-19 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • 1991-11-27 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ
  • 1991-12-03 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
  • 1992-01-19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • 1992-01-19 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • 1992-10-12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • 1993-06-13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
  • 1993-11-18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • 1994-03-20 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X
  • 1996-03-31 Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1942-08-07 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • 1944-06-20 Terry Funk, Hammond Ind, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley)
  • 1945-10-12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-10-29 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • 1952-11-15 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
  • 1953-02-28 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)

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1953-08-11 Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89), born in Augusta, Georgia

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 1953-12-05 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • 1953-12-23 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • 1955-02-08 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
  • 1956-03-18 "The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • 1956-07-19 Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)
  • 1956-08-10 Tugboat, [Fred Ottman], WWF wrestler
  • 1956-08-12 Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
  • 1957-07-02 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Canadian WWF champion, born in Alberta
  • 1957-09-12 Hawk, [Michael Hegstrand], wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom)
  • 1957-09-20 Arn Anderson, [Marty Lunde], wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF)
  • 1958-02-08 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • 1958-06-02 Lex Lugar, [Larry Pfohl], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959-02-10 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • 1959-10-20 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • 1960-11-19 "Lovely" Elizabeth, Frankfurt Ky, WWF's 1st lady of wrestling
  • 1961-09-01 Bam Bam Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey
  • 1965-07-22 Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], wrestler (WWF/AWA), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1966-10-02 Yokozuna, [Rodney Anoia], wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina)
  • 1972-12-07 Sunny, [Tamara Fytch], WWF model
  • 1977-07-12 Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler (WWE), born in Webster, South Dakota

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1978-06-08 Maria Menounos, American actress, TV star (Today, Access Hollywood, WWE) and 1996 Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, born in Medford, Massachusetts

Journalist Maria Menounos
Journalist
Maria Menounos
  • 1978-06-25 Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner
  • 1978-11-12 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva
  • 1979-03-09 Melina Perez, WWE Diva

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2000-09-13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2006-05-06 Former WWF Women's Champion Sable (38) weds IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (28) in Medina, Minnesota
  • 2009-07-11 WWE star John Cena (32) weds Liz Huberdeau in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2010-06-26 Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-12-14 WWF wrestler Hulk Hogan (57) marries 2nd wife Jennifer McDaniel in Clearwater Florida

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2012-07-18 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1988-07-04 Adrian Adonis, [Keith Franke], WWF wrestler, killed in auto accident

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1993-01-27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 1993-03-11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • 2005-07-21 Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
  • 2007-06-15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • 2015-06-11 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), dies at 69