Well, a quick (i.e. laborious) visit to www.wrestlefest.net yielded these results for WWF title changes on my birthday (11/18):
The 2001 Survivor Series was on my birthday and featured: Dudley Boys win the tag titles from Hardy Boys in a cage match. Edge unifying the IC and US titles with win over Test. Trish winning the women's title by pinning Ivory in the "Six Pack Challenge"
Only other WWF title win on my birthday: Tony Parsi and Gino Brito won the WWF tag titles from the Original Blackjacks in 1975 (which also happens to be the year of my birth).
On my b-day (Oct. 21), there have been exaactly zero title changes. This is only taking into account World and tag tam titles, and not counting the WWF-contolled WCW title (Which Chris Jericho won on that day in 2001).
"A lot of guys on this team have a lot of bark, but no bite. Guys have to just shut up and play." -- WR Keyshawn Johnson, following the playoff loss to Philadelphia
Probably back in the day in the early 80s in the bigger territorial promotions since my bday is January 1st, but I don't know any off the top of my head. I'm thinking Sting may have won the WCW title from Vader on 1/1/93.
Please credit myself and Slashwrestling when posting this news elsewhere.
"Kane won the World Title on my birthday (June 28th) in '98"
... Hey, no fair!! June 28th's MY birthday.
"And that's NOT a GOOD THING, that's a BAD thing."
... Yeah, well -- at least David Arquette or Vince McMahon didn't win World titles on June 28. "Bad" is a relative term.
Tazz: "What's MY watch sayin', Austin?" S.C.S.A.: "I dunno ... I don't speak Spanish." -------------------------------------------- V.K.M.: "Then, who's got the balls to step into the ring with me?" Ric Flair: "The next guy that knocks you on your ass!!" --------------------------------------------
Alright, I find that Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard Beat Demolition in a 2/3 Falls match for the WWF Tag Team Belts in 1989. I like every part of that sentence except "Demolition." Still, Arn and Tully!
Villano III beat El Signo for the WWF Light Heavyweight Title in 1994. That's cool, as Tercero is the coolest Villano anyway, but man, El Signo seems too fat now to be a light heavyweight. Maybe he was thinner seven and a half years back.
Lance Storm defeated Mike Awesome in the WCW U.S. Title Tournament in 2000; this was during the whole triple champion thing.
Ric Flair beat Barry Windham in 1993 for the NWA World Title. Whoo! This was the last reign before WCW disassociated entirely with the NWA, which led to the NWA tourney where Shane Douglas won and ECW got itself going.
Animal Hamaguchi and Isamu Teranishi beat Takashi Ishikawa and Akio Sato for the AJPW All-Asia Tag Titles. In 1991, Joel Deaton and Billy Black beat Kenta Kobashi and Johnny Ace for the same belts. I've heard of exactly half of those people.
And also in 1987 El Hijo Del Santo beat Negro Casas in a mask vs. hair match in Los Angeles. I shall soon see this, thus making two big matches from my birthday that I have seen, along with Storm vs. Awesome.
Chris-If born a day earlier, would have coincided with a Triple Crown Title Switch, but also with a Hulk Hogan WCW Title Victory. So I'll stick with Three Horsemen (and Windham on the losing side).
Ivan Koloff beat Bruno Sammartino on 01/18/71, but that doesn't technically count since it was 8 years before I was born.
There are 3 WWF Title, 1 IC Title, changes the day AFTER all occuring at Royal Rumbles of various years....91 (Slaughter from Warrior), 92(Flair wins Rumble, Piper beats Mountie), and 97(Shawn from Sid).
There was 1 WWF Tag Team Title change the day BEFORE my birthday (The Quebecers reclaiming the titles from Marty Janetty/123 Kid.)
There was 1 Hardcore Championship Title Change the day BEFORE my Birthday TEST from Big Bossman.
That's it (WWF wise). And my birthday THIS year was on a Friday
So only two matches for Hardcore Justice have been announced and one has to be scrapped? You know what would be great? If they did an Extreme Elimination Chamber and Bobby Lashley won it. And then the pay per view goes off the air half an hour early.