Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/21

Posted by Bob Krites May 21, 2016 0 Comment 577 views

1952

Los Angeles, California:
– Lou Thesz defeated Baron Michele Leone to merge the California-version of the World Title with the National Wrestling Alliance and National Wrestling Association World Titles

1966

Chicago, Illinois:
– In a non title match, Dick the Bruiser beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon
– Chris Tolos beat the Crusher dq
– The Assassins beat Moose Cholak & Wilbur Snyder
– The Destroyer drew Pat O’Connor

1970

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Roger Kirby and Pat O’Conner wrestled to a draw and in a Fence Match
– Danny Little Bear defeated Harley Race via DQ

1974

Tampa, Florida:
– Bill Watts beat Buddy Colt
– Pak Song beat Dusty Rhodes by countout
– Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown beat Danny Hodge & Don Muraco
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Red Beard
– Ron Fuller beat Johnny Valentine dq
– Les Thornton beat Kevin Sullivan

1982

Richmond, Virginia:
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated Sgt. Slaughter for the United States Heavyweight Title

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
– Bobby Duncum beat Tito Santana

1983

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel no contest with Jerry Lawler
– Jesse Ventura beat Rick Martel
– Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
– Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza
– Mike Graham beat Spike Huber
– Wilbur Snyder beat Rene Goulet
– Buck Zumhofe beat Steve Regal

1985

Don Owens 60th Anniversary show: Portland, Oregon:
– NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a draw with Billy Jack Haynes
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Mike Miller
– Curt Hennig & Larry Hennig beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors via dq
– Roddy Piper beat Buddy Rose
– Sgt. Slaughter beat Kendo Nagasaki
– Bobby Jaggers & Ricky Vaughn beat Tim Flowers & Chris Colt
– Karl Steiner beat Steve Simpson
– Jerry Grey drew Rocky Ventura
– Ed Wiskowski beat Billy Two Eagles

1986

Tampa, Florida:
– The White Ninja (Keiji Mutoh) defeated Kendall Windham for the Florida Heavyweight Title

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
– AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Bill Dundee
– Robert Fuller beat Jeff Jarrett
– Bruise Brothers beat Cuban Choir Boys
– Max Pain beat Brickhouse Brown dq
– Gary Young drew Scott Steiner
– Billy Travis beat Doug Gilbert dq
– Tommy Gilbert beat Tom Brandi

1995

WCW Slamboree: St. Petersburg, Florida:
– The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton) defeated Los Especialistas (Especialista I and Especialista II)
– Steve Austin defeated Eddie Jackie
– Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Mark Starr
– Meng defeated Brian Pillman in a WCW United States Championship tournament quarterfinal match
– The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW World Tag Team Title
– Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dick Murdoch
– The Great Muta defeated Paul Orndorff to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
– Arn Anderson defeated Alex Wright to retain the WCW World Television Championship
– Meng fought Road Warrior Hawk to a double countout
– Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a “Lights Out” match
– Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (with Jimmy Hart and The Renegade) defeated Ric Flair and Vader (with Arn Anderson)

Trois Riveres, Quebec, Canada:
– Jeff Jarrett defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Razor Ramon to win the title

2000

WWF Judgement Day: Louisville, Kentucky:
– The British Bulldog defeated Joey Abs
– Essa Rios and Lita defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki)
– The Godfather defeated D’Lo Brown Singles match
– Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty, Grand Master Sexay, and Rikishi) defeated Team ECK (Kurt Angle, Edge, and Christian)
– Eddie Guerrero (with Chyna) defeated Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko in a triple threat match to retain the WWF European Championship
– Shane McMahon defeated Big Show in a Falls Count Anywhere match
– Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho in a submission match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
– D-Generation X (Road Dogg and X-Pac) (with Tori) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)in a tag team tables match
– Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) defeated The Rock 6 falls to 5 in an Iron Man match to win the WWF Championship

2001

San Jose, California:
– Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit defeated Steve Austin and Triple H for the WWF World Tag Team Titles
– The Big Show defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno to win the title

2006

WWF Judgement Day: Phoenix, Arizona:
– Matt Hardy defeated Simon Dean
– Brian Kendrick and Paul London defeated Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro to win the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Chris Benoit defeated Finlay
– Jillian Hall defeated Melina
– Gregory Helms defeated Super Crazy to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
– Mark Henry defeated Kurt Angle
– Booker T won the 2006 King of the Ring tournament by defeating Bobby Lashley in the finals
– The Great Khali (with Daivari) defeated The Undertaker
– Rey Mysterio defeated John “Bradshaw” Layfield to retain the World Heavyweight Championship

Credit: F4WOnline