G1 Supercard – April 6, 2019
One of the most impressive sellouts in wrestling history took place on this day in 2019. Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling joined forces to sell out Madison Square Garden. In reality, the fans were there for New Japan.
The New Japan portions of the show were phenomenal as Kota Ibushi captured the IWGP Intercontinental Championship and Kazuchika Okada regained the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. However, the Ring of Honor half was very poor and the fans had little interest.
Shinsuke Nakamura Wins IWGP Intercontinental Title – April 6, 2014
Shinsuke Nakamura’s relationship with the IWGP Intercontinental Championship put the title on the map. By 2014, he had elevated the title to almost the equal of the heavyweight belt. Hiroshi Tanahashi had defeated Nakamura for the title at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in January and three months later Nakamura had his chance to get his belt back.
Another interesting tidbit is this show featured the final New Japan appearance of Prince Devitt, now known as Finn Balor. After creating Bullet Club and turning on tag team partner Ryusuke Taguchi a year prior, Devitt took on Taguchi in his final New Japan match. In this match, the Young Bucks turned on Devitt, effectively kicking him out of the group he created.
In the very next match, AJ Styles made his New Japan debut. He attacked Kazuchika Okada and revealed himself to be the new leader of Bullet Club. Styles would defeat Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in his debut match a month later at Wrestling Dontaku.
WrestleMania XXX – April 6, 2014
WrestleMania XXX was a show of many highlights. Daniel Bryan defeating Triple H in the opener and winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event was one of the company’s all-time great feel-good stories. That, however, was not the most important moment of the night.
When Brock Lesnar went to take on The Undertaker it seemed as though he would be just another name on the list of The Streak. That did not happen. To everyone’s shock, Lesnar defeated Undertaker, breaking the legendary undefeated streak of The Phenom.
WCW Spring Stampede – April 6, 1997
While we could run down the entire card for Spring Stampede 1997, we would not mention the most memorable moment of the night. Rather, the most memorable moment came during an interview. Booker T and Stevie Ray were being interviewed when Booker T made a remark about Hulk Hogan.
He told Hogan they wanted the gold and they were coming for him. In a moment that would live forever in Botchamania, Booker T called Hogan the n-word live on pay per view. Classic.
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