JANUARY 18, 1971
The day that Bruno Sammartino lost his WWWF World Heavyweight Championship to Ivan Koloff.
Those who witnessed the match live described it as a bigger upset than Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker’s streak, as literally no one saw this coming, no one expected Ivan to win and become champion.
That night in Madison Square Garden after the match was over, you could hear a pin drop.
JANUARY 18, 1986
Sting (Flash) & The Ultimate Warrior (Justice) teamed up as the Blade Runners in a match thair aired on CWA Memphis Wrestling TV that day.
One of the strongest Professional Wrestlers of all time, Ted Arcidi wrestled enhancement talent AJ Petruzzi.
Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik were guests on Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s Body Shop Interview segment.
George “The Animal” Steele, now a babyface, wrestled Mr. X, which was WWF referee Danny Davis under a mask.
“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Roma cut a promo on Ivan Putski.
Danny Spivey & The Junkyard Dog danced with some young fans in the ring after winning a Tag Team match.
Roddy Piper has some words for “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino before their upcoming Cage Match.
JANUARY 18, 1992
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper cut a promo about the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV.
JANUARY 18, 1993
WATCH NOW: The full episode of WWF Monday Night RAW from that night
JANUARY 18, 1998
The annual Royal Rumble PPV happened that night and “Stone Cold” managed to win the 30 Man Rumble match for the second year in a row.