Happy Birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Walter "Killer" Kowalski.
October 13, 1926
Professor Toru Tanaka defeats WWWF(WWE) World Champion Bruno Sammartino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when the match is stopped due to Sammartino's excessive bleeding. However, Tanaka was not awarded the title, since the champion was not pinned or forced to submit.
October 13, 1967
Harley Race defeated Gene Kiniski for the Missouri State Heavyweight title.
October 13, 1973
WWWF(WWE) World Champion Bruno Sammartino defends his title against Ivan Koloff, the man who ended his first title reign in 1971, at the building where the loss took place, Madison Square Garden in New York City. The match ended in a draw after a 20-minute brawl when the referee ruled that both men were bleeding too heavily to continue. A slew of wrestlers had to come out to separate the two. This was the first of three straight MSG shows headlined by the two, culminating a few months later in the first steel cage match ever held at Madison Square Garden.
October 13, 1975
NWA Heavyweight Wrestling title held up when Steve Corino was unable to continue against Shinya Hashimoto.
October 13, 2001