Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/20

Posted by Bob Krites May 20, 2016 0 Comment 696 views

1936

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Paul Jones
– Dorv Roche beat Gus Sonnenberg
– Frank Brown beat Mike Anton
– Stan Sitkowski beat Pat Fraley
– Warren Bockwinkel defeated Ray Villmer

1960

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor and Bob Ellis drew 1 fall a piece
– World Tag Team Champions George and Sandy Scott beat Bob Geigel and Lee Henning
– Thor Hagen beat Taro Myaki
– Gory Guerrero beat Bill Cole

1964

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Wilbur Snyder

1971

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Danny Little Bear & The Viking defeated Buddy Austin & Bob Orton
– Harley Race defeated The Stomper in three falls
– Ronnie Etchison defeated Benny Ramirez
– Steve Bolus defeated Tony Russo
– Rufus R. Jones defeated The Great Sakaguchi via DQ

1974

Madison Square Garden:
– Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski in the main event of a Texas Death Match to retain the WWWF title

1976

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc went to a no contest with Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon
– Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Russ Francis & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell in 2 out of 3 falls

1977

Bloomington, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson & Ray Stevens beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum
– Peter Maivia beat Angelo Mosca
– Pedro Morales beat Roger Kirby
– Jim Brunzell drew Billy Francis
– Larry Hennig beat Moose Morowski

1983

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– NWA World champion Ric Flair defeated Dewey Robertson

Houston, Texas:
– WWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Afa the Samoan
– Junk Yard Dog & Mr Wrestling II beat King Kong Bundy & Mr Olympia
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Dusty Rhodes
– Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer beat Tito Santana & Mil Mascaras
– Hacksaw Duggan beat Kendo Nagasaki
– Butch Reed beat Rip Rogers
– Gran Marcus beat Johnny Rich

1986

Rock Hill, South Carolina:
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification
– Dusty Rhodes & NWA U.S. Champion Magnum TA defeated NWA Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match via disqualification

1987

Portland Oregon:
– Randy Savage pinned Tito Santana
– WWF Tag Team Champions Hart Foundation defeated British Bulldogs in a steel cage match

1988

Norfolk, Virginia:
– NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo pinned Jimmy Garvin
– Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Sting, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification

1989

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana
– WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem via disqualification
– WWF champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage

1989

Greensburg, Pennsylvania:
– AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Wahoo McDaniel
– Tommy Jammer & Ken Patera beat Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond

1992

Fort Irwin, California:
– WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Scotty Flamingo
– WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko
– WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat
– WCW World Champion Sting pinned Steve Austin

1993

Sapporo, Japan:
– Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue defeated Terry Gordy & Steve Williams for the All Japan World Tag Team Titles

1994

SMW Volunteer Slam: Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Tracy Smothers defeated Kendo The Samurai
– The Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn
– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido (with Tammy Fytch) defeated The Rock N’ Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a No DQ, no time limit match
– Bruiser Bedlam (with Jim Cornette) pinned Randy Savage (with Bob Armstrong)
– Jake Roberts vs. Dirty White Boy ended in a Double Count Out in a SMW Heavyweight Championship Match

2001

WWF Judgement Day: Sacramento, California:
– Raven defeated Val Venis
– The Holly Cousins (Hardcore Holly and Crash Holly) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki)
– William Regal defeated Rikishi
– Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit 2-1 in a Three stages of hell match for Angle’s Olympic Gold Medal
– Rhyno defeated Test and Big Show in a Triple threat hardcore match to retain the WWF Hardcore Championship
– Chyna defeated Lita to retain the WWF Women’s Championship
– Kane defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a chain match to win the IC Title
– Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit won by last eliminating Edge and Christian Tag team turmoil match
– Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match for the WWF Championship

2007

WWF Judgement Day: St. Louis, Missouri:
– Kane defeated William Regal (with Dave Taylor)
– Ric Flair defeated Carlito by submission[16] Singles match 15:34
– Bobby Lashley defeated Team McMahon in a Handicap match for the ECW World Championship, however Mr. McMahon wasn’t pinned and Lashley did not win the title
– CM Punk defeated Elijah Burke
– Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels
– The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch to retain the World Tag Team Championship
– Edge defeated Batista to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
– MVP defeated Chris Benoit in 2 straight falls to capture the United States Championship
– John Cena defeated The Great Khali to retain the WWE Championship

2012

WWF Over the Limit: Raleigh, North Carolina:
– Kane defeated Zack Ryder
– Christian won a 20-man Battle Royal
– Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger (with Vickie Guerrero) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Layla defeated Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Divas Championship
– Sheamus defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Fatal four-way match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
– Brodus Clay (with Naomi and Cameron) defeated The Miz
– Christian defeated Cody Rhodes to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
– CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the WWE Championship
– Ryback defeated Camacho (with Hunico)
– John Laurinaitis defeated John Cena in a No Disqualification match

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