Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/25

Posted by Bob Krites May 25, 2016 0 Comment 1037 views

1957

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier defeated Nikolai and Boris Volkoff for the Chicago version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bobby Bruns beat Wild Red Berry
– Richard Brown (son of Orville Brown) beat Joe Costello
– Curtis Reed went to a no contest with Black Panther

1959

Portland, Oregon:
– Kurt Von Poppenheim and Dan Manoukian defeated Nick Kozak and Al Kashey to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1962

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– AWA Champion Mr. M beat Verne Gagne
– Doug Gilbert & Pat O’Connor beat Bob Geigel & Don Leo Jonathan

1963

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Crusher beat Rocky Hamilton in a Missouri Rules Match (Tiny Mills was referee)
– Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert & Don McClarty beat Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff & Waldo Von Erich

1973

Chicago, Illinois:
– Dick the Bruiser & Wahoo McDaniel beat Ernie Ladd & Superstar Billy Graham
– Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Blackjack Lanza
– Baron Von Raschke beat Sailor Art Thomas

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Billy Spears defeated Tiger Conway Jr
– Bobby Duncum defeated Bill Dromo
– Ramon Torres fought Stan Vachon to a draw
– Southern Heavyweight Champion Buddy Colt defeated Norvel Austin (substituting for Jack Brisco)
– NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Bob Orton Jr.
– Bobo Brazil defeated U.S. Champion the Sheik (with Abdullah Farouk) in a No DQ match
– WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated Paul Jones
– Mr. Wrestling #1 & #2 defeated Jack Brisco & Georgia Heavyweight Champion Bill Watts
– Eddie & Mike Graham defeated Georgia Tag Team Champions the Super Infernos (with JC Dykes) via disqualification
– Bob Armstrong defeated Bobby Shane (due to pre-match stipulations, Armstrong won Shane’s Cadillac; Had Shane won, he would have received $8,500)

1976

Tampa, Florida:
– Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Jack Brisco to win the Florida Heavyweight Title

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc ddq Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke in 3rd fall
– Jim Brunzell went to a draw with Blackjack Lanza
– Bobby Duncum beat Bull Bullinski

1978

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Greg Gagne & Verne Gagne & Jim Brunzell went to a no contest with Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bob Orton Jr
– Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Steve Olsonoski & Evan Johnson
– Rufus R Jones beat Angela Mosca

1979

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne
– Super Destroyer Mark II (Sgt. Slaughter) beat The Crusher dq
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Bobby Duncum
– Jesse Ventura went to a double countout with Paul Ellering

1980

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Skull Murphy and Gypsy Joe defeated Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title

Dallas, Texas:
– Mark Lewin defeated Gino Hernandez for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

Naucalan, Mexico:
– Perro Aguayo defeated Gran Hamada to win the UWA World Light Heavyweight Title

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– The Great Hussan Arab (Iron Sheik) defeated Dewey Robertson (Missing Link) to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title

Odate, Japan:
– George Takano pinned Hiroyuki Saito
– Kuniaki Kobayashi pinned Shoji Kai
– Haruka Eigen defeated Makoto Arakawa
– Hulk Hogan & Bad News Allen defeated Williem Ruska & Osamu Kido
– WWF World Champion Bob Backlund pinned Kengo Kimura in a non-title match
– Dusty Rhodes pinned Riki Choshu
– Seiji Sakaguchi defated Stan Hansen via disqualification
– Antonio Inoki defeated Ryuma Go by forfeit
– Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Strong Kobayashi defeated Andre the Giant, Chavo Guerrero, & Tito Santana in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

1981

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Kevin Sullivan and Wayne Farris (The Honky Tonk Man) won the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship by defeating Bill Dundee and Dream Machine

1982

Shizuoka, Japan
– Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) defeated Les Thornton to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title

Croydon, England:
– Steve Grey defeated Jim Breaks for the British Welterweight Title

1985

Chicago, Illinois:
– Jerry Blackwell & Sgt. Slaughter beat Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Buddy Roberts (sub King Tonga)
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts via dq
– Butch Reed no contest The Crusher
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Brad Rheingans
– Larry Zbyszko (sub Jim Garvin) beat Baron Von Raschke
– Ray Stevens beat Buck Zumhofe
– Steve Regal went to a draw with Steve O

1987

Lake Tahoe, Nevada:
– Soldat Ustinov & Boris Zukhov defeated Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels for the AWA World Tag Team Titles

1989

Osaka, Japan:
– Salman Hashimikov defeated Big Van Vader for the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– Jushin Liger defeated Shiro Koshinaka to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1990

Dallas, Texas:
– Matt Borne defeated Kerry Von Erich to win the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Title

1992

Miyaga, Japan:
– Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeated The Can-Am Express (Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas) to win the AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Titles

1997

Evansville, Indiana:
– Shawn Michaels & Steve Austin defeated Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1999

Moline, Illinois:
– Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion the Godfather to win the title

2002

St. Petersburg, Florida:
– Steve Corino defeated Danny Doring in a tournament final for the vacant NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

Credit: F4WOnline