Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/11

Posted by Bob Krites May 11, 2016 0 Comment 416 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 City, Kansas:
– Lee Henning beat Enrique Torres in 2 out of 3 falls
– Joe Dusek and Tommy O’Toole drew 1 fall a piece
– Dutch Hefner and Mayes McLain drew
– Jay Steele beat Jack Moore

1954

San Francisco, California:
– Rocky Brown and Leo Nomellini defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title

1962

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Czaya Nandor and Sandor Kovacs defeated Aldo Bogni and Alexis Bruga to win the Stampede International Tag Team Title

1963

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Fritz & Waldo Von Erich beat Verne Gagne & Don Leo Jonathan
– Pat O’Connor beat Roy Collins
– Doug Gilbert beat Guy Mitchell
– Bobby Managoff drew Larry Hennig

1967

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– The Blue Infernos defeated Billy and Jimmy Hines for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title

1968

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Verne Gagne & Bill Watts
– Mighty Igor Vodik beat Mad Dog Vachon dq
– Dr X beat Dutch Savage
– Bob Boyer drew Bob Ramstead
– Luke Brown beat Big K

1972

Cleveland, Ohio:
– Don and Johnny (Greg Valentine) Fargo defeated Dominic DeNucci and Tony Parisi to win the National Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title

1976

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– The Executioners (Killer Kowalski and Big John Studd under masks) defeated Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi for the WWWF World Tag Team Title

Shreveport, Louisiana:
– Killer Karl Kox and Bob Sweetan defeated Ted DiBiase and Dick Murdoch for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Title

1978

Osaka, Japan:
– Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta won the NWA International Tag Team Title defeating Kim Duk and Kintaro Ohki

1979

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum
– Greg Gagne beat Pat Patterson
– Doug Gilbert (sub Steve Olsonoski) drew Ray Stevens
– Jesse Ventura (sub Buddy Wolff) beat Billy Robinson dq
– Jesse Ventura beat Joe Scarpello (sub Paul Ellering)

1980

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– The Iron Sheik defeated Jim Brunzell for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

1981

Fort Worth, Texas:
– Ernie Ladd defeated Kerry Von Erich to win the World Class American Heavyweight Title

1985

Portland, Oregon:
– Billy Jack Haynes and Ricky Vaughn defeat Mega Maharishi (Ed Wiskoski) and Kendo Nagasaki for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title

1987

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Moondog Spot in Memphis, Tennessee to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title
– Mark Starr and Billy Travis defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) for the CWA/AWA International Tag Team Title

1991

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
– Brad Anderson defeated Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title

Shakopee, Michigan:
– Charlie Norris defeated Golden Idol (subbing for Terminator Rigs) for the Pro Wrestling America Heavyweight Title

1996

AAA TripleMania IV: Chicago, Illinois:
-Karis la Momia, Arunyo, & Killer defeated Blue Demon Jr., Torero, & Mascara Sagrada Jr. in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
-Jerry Estrada & Juventud Guerrera defeated Pantera & Super Calo in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
-Picudo, Cibernetico, & El Mosco defeated Octagon, the Ultimo Dragon, & La Parka in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
-WCW U.S. Champion Konnan & Perro Aguayo defeated Pierroth Jr. & Cien Caras in a lumberjack match

ECW A Matter of Respect: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– El Puerto Ricano and Damien fought to a no-contest
– Damien Kane and Devon Storm defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von) by disqualification
– The Full-Blooded Italians (Little Guido and J.T. Smith) defeated Hack Meyers and Axl Rotten
– Taz defeated Beef Wellington
– ECW World Heavyweight Champion Raven defeated Pitbull #2 and The Sandman in a three-way dance to retain the title
– Chris Jericho defeated Mikey Whipwreck
– Shane Douglas defeated ECW World Television Champion 2 Cold Scorpio to win the title
– Rob Van Dam defeated Sabu
– Tommy Dreamer and The Gangstas defeated Brian Lee and ECW World Tag Team Champions The Eliminators

1997

WWF In Your House: Richmond, Virginia:
– Rockabilly pinned Jesse James
– Hunter Hearst Helmsley (with Chyna) pinned Flash Funk
– Mankind defeated Rocky Maivia by submission
– The Nation of Domination (Crush, Faarooq and Savio Vega) defeated Ahmed Johnson in a gauntlet match
– Ken Shamrock defeated Vader in a no holds barred match
– WWF Champion The Undertaker pinned Steve Austin to retain the title

2003

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Taiji Ishimori defeated Super Crazy for the vacant UWA World Welterweight Title

2008

TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
– Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) defeated James Storm (with Jackie Moore) and Sting
– Christian Cage and Rhino defeated Booker T and Robert Roode
– The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Hector Guerrero) defeated Kip James and Matt Morgan
– A.J. Styles and Super Eric defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) and B.G. James
– Kaz defeated Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed, Curry Man, Jay Lethal, Jimmy Rave, Johnny Devine, Shark Boy and Sonjay in a TerrorDome match to determine the number one contender to the TNA X Division Championship
– Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) defeated Christian Cage and Rhino
– The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Hector Guerrero and Salinas) defeated A.J. Styles and Super Eric (Eric Young)
– Gail Kim defeated Angelina Love, Christy Hemme, Jackie Moore, ODB, Salinas, Rhaka Khan, Roxxi Laveaux, Traci Brooks and Velvet Sky in a 10-woman TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal to determine number one contender to the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship
– The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Hector Guerrero and Salinas) defeated Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) to win the vacant TNA World Tag Team Championship
– Samoa Joe defeated Kaz and Scott Steiner (with Petey Williams and Rhaka Khan) to retain the TNA World Title

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