Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/22

Posted by Bob Krites May 22, 2016 0 Comment 1138 views

1958

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Verne Gagne drew Otto Von Krupp
– Sonny Myers beat Hans Schmidt by dq
– Bobby Bruns beat Ricci Sexton

1965

Omaha, Nebraska:
– In a title change only acknowledged in Omaha; Mad Dog Vachon beat Mighty Igor Vodik to regain AWA title
– Johnny Valentine drew Sid Freeman
– Haru Sasaki beat Ivan Kalmikoff
– George Drake beat Ken Hollis

1970

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– In a steel cage match, The Crusher defeated Mad Dog Vachon
– Dr. X & Double X beat Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons in 2 out of 3 falls
– Edouard Carpentier beat Butcher Vachon
– Lars Anderson drew Paul Diamond
– George Gadaski beat Bobby Jones

1974

Duluth, Minnesota:
– Wahoo McDaniel beat Buddy Wolff in an Indian Strap Match
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Larry Hennig & Paul Perschmann

1983

Bloomington, Minnesota:
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell
– Wahoo McDaniel & Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza
– Ken Patera beat Jim Brunzell dq
– Baron Von Raschke no contest Jesse Ventura
– Buck Zumhofe beat Mike Graham dq
– Brad Rheingans beat John Tolos
– Kenny Jay beat Sgt. Goulet
– Mr. Saito beat Tom Stone

1984

Tokyo, Japan:
– NWA World Champion Kerry Von Erich fought Jumbo Tsuruta to a double countout
– Harley Race defeated Ric Flair

1985

Shreveport, Louisian:
– The Nightmare defeated Terry Taylor for the Mid-South North American Title

1987

Jacksonville, Florida:
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo
– The Freebirds defeated Sting & Rick Steiner
– Dusty Rhodes defeated Big Bubba via disqualification

1988

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Rick Steiner pinned Kendall Windham
– NWA Western States Heritage Champion Larry Zbyzsko fought Brad Armstrong to a 10-minute time-limit draw
– The Powers of Pain & Ivan Koloff defeated Tim Horner, the Italian Stallion, & Bugsy McGraw
– Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan & NWA World TV Champion Mike Rotundo in an elimination match
– Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez via disqualification
– The Road Warriors defeated the Sheepherders
– NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Fantastics (Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) in a match where the losers were whipped with a belt
– Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, & Sting (w/ Magnum TA) fought NWA U.S. Champion Barry Windham, NWA World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to a double countout

1989

Bluefield, West Virginia:
– Lex Luger defeated Michael Hayes to win the NWA United States championship

1992

SMW Volunteer Slam: Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Smoky Mountain Wrestling crowned their first champion, Brian Lee, who won a tournament by beating Paul Orndorff in the finals
– SMW Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies, Stan Lane & Tom Prichard defeated Davey & Johnny Rich

1994

WCW Slamboree | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated Brian & Brad Armstrong.
– WCW United States Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd
– Terry Funk and Tully Blanchard battled to a double DQ
– Larry Zbyszko defeated WCW Television Champion Steven Regal in a non-title match
– Dustin Rhodes defeated Bunkhouse Buck in a Bullrope match
– WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated mystery opponent Barry Windham
– Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan defeated The Nasty Boys in a “Broadstreet Bully” match to win the WCW World Tag Team Title
– Sting defeated Vader to win the vacant WCW International World Title

Marietta, Georgia:
– Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated New Georgia Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Champions The Gangstas New Jack & Mustafa via disqualification
– The Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn
– Tracy Smothers pinned Dory Funk Jr.
– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated The Rock N’ Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
– SMW champion Jake Roberts & Bruiser Bedlam fought Randy Savage & the Dirty White Boy to a no contest

1995

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada:
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Razor Ramon to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2000

Grand Rapids, Michigan:
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Kevin Nash in a falls count anywhere match to win the vacant WCW World Title

2005

WWE Judgement Day | Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Nunzio defeated Akio
– MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) (with Melina) defeated Hardcore Holly and Charlie Haas to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Carlito (with Matt Morgan) defeated Big Show
– Paul London defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
– Booker T defeated Kurt Angle
– Orlando Jordan defeated Heidenreich to retain the WWE United States Championship
– Rey Mysterio defeated Eddie Guerrero by disqualification
– John Cena defeated John “Bradshaw” Layfield in an I Quit match to retain the WWE Championship

2011

Over the Limit: Seattle, Washington:
– Daniel Bryan defeated Drew McIntyre
– R-Truth defeated Rey Mysterio
– Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett by disqualification, Barrett retained the WWE Intercontinental Championship
– Sin Cara defeated Chavo Guerrero
– Big Show and Kane defeated The New Nexus (CM Punk and Mason Ryan) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) defeated Kelly Kelly to retain the WWE Divas Championship
– Randy Orton defeated Christian to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
– Jerry Lawler defeated Michael Cole in a Kiss My Foot
– John Cena defeated The Miz (with Alex Riley) in an I Quit match to retain the WWE Championship

Credit: F4WOnline