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Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/19

Posted by Bob Krites May 19, 2016 0 Comment 378 views

1905 Madison Square Garden: – Tom Jenkins defeated Frank Gotch to retain the American Heavyweight Championship 1961 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: – AWA Tag Team Champions Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski beat Whipper Billy Watson & Wilbur Snyder – AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Stan Kowalski 1963 Osaka, Japan: – The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) defeated […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/18

Posted by Bob Krites May 18, 2016 0 Comment 412 views

1967 Kansas City, Kansas: – Sonny Myers defeated Ricky Hunter in three falls – Pat O’Connor defeated Tor Kamata via DQ – Bob Brown defeated The Mongolian Stomper via CO in three falls Amarillo, Texas: – AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Nick Kozak & Ricky Romero in the 3rd fall […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/17

Posted by Bob Krites May 17, 2016 0 Comment 250 views

Madison Square Garden: – Bruno Sammartino defeated WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers in 47 seconds to win the championship 1966 Moline, Illinois: – The Crusher & Ernie Ladd & Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race & The Alaskan – Reggie Parks beat Angelo Poffo – Ernie Ladd beat Larry Hennig Kansas City, Missouri: […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/16

Posted by Bob Krites May 16, 2016 0 Comment 244 views

1922 Minneapolis, Minnesota: – World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Henry Ordemann 2 falls to 0 1934 St. Louis, Missouri: – World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos beat Richard “Dick” Shikat – Orville Brown and Ray Steele drew – George Zaharias beat Matros Kirilenko 1952 Tacoma, Washington: – Roger Mackay defeated The Masked Marvel (Buddy […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/15

Posted by Bob Krites May 15, 2016 0 Comment 266 views

1955 – George Dussette and Luther Lindsay defeated Bulldog Curtis and Tommy Martinez to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles 1957 – Ed Francis defeated Luigi Macera for the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title 1958 Minneapolis, Minnesota: – Verne Gagne and Leo Nomellini defeated Doc and Mike Gallagher for the Minneapolis NWA World […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/14

Posted by Bob Krites May 14, 2016 0 Comment 254 views

1964 Yokohama, Japan: – Gene Kiniski & Cyclone Negro defeated Toyonobori & Michiaki Yoshimura to win the All Asian Tag Team Title 1970 Kansas City, Kansas: – Baron Von Raschke defeated The Viking – Central States Heavyweight Champion Danny Little Bear fought Harley Race to a double-count out in three falls (referee Bob Geigel) – […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/13

Posted by Bob Krites May 13, 2016 0 Comment 268 views

1938 Buffalo, New York: – Vic Christy defeated Don McIntyre to win the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles 1940 Boston, Massachusetts: – The French Angel defeated Steve Casey for the Boston AWA World Heavyweight Title 1954 Amarillo, Texas: – Dory Funk defeated Roy Shire for the Southwest Junior Heavyweight Title Stockton, California: – Ben […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/12

Posted by Bob Krites May 12, 2016 0 Comment 323 views

1966 Kansas City, Kansas: – Ron Reed defeated Tor Kamata – Jerry Kozak defeated Oki Shikina – Pat O’Connor defeated Lee Henning – The Mongolian Stomper defeated The Viking – Bob Geigel & Bob Brown defeated Bobo Brazil & Bob Ellis in three falls 1967 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: – AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Larry […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/11

Posted by Bob Krites May 11, 2016 0 Comment 359 views

1944 Columbus, Ohio: – Frankie Talaber defeated The Great Mephisto for the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title 1945 Houston, Texas: – Jules Strongbow defeated Hans Schnable to win the Texas Heavyweight Title 1949 Columbus, Ohio: – Martino Angelo defeated Billy Fox in Columbus, Ohio for the MWA World Junior Heavyweight Title 1950 Kansas […]

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/10

Posted by Bob Krites May 10, 2016 0 Comment 319 views

1944 Des Moines, Iowa: – MWA World Heavyweight Champion Dave Levin beat Ray Steele to capture the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title 2 out 3 falls – Tom Zaharias beat Jack Dillon in 2 out of 3 falls 1946 Houston, Texas: – Buddy Rogers defeated Lou Thesz to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title […]