Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/26

Posted by Bob Krites May 26, 2016 0 Comment 1317 views

1932

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Wild Red Berry defeated Bobby Novakll

1941

Wichita, Kansas:
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Roy Dunn defeated Rube Wright
– Everette Marshall defeated John Pesek

1945

Wichita, Kansas:
– World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Lord Albert Mills in 2 straight falls
– Ray Eckert beat Jack Hader
– Joe Szabo defeated Pat O’Dowdy

1950

Chicago, Illinois:
– Gorgeous George defeated Don Eagle for the AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight Title

1959

Dallas, Texas:
– The Corsicans (Joe and Jean) defeated Angelo Martinelli and Luis Hernandez for the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

1961

Houston, Texas:
– Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin defeated Rito Romero & Dory Dixon for the Texas version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1962

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Mr. M beat Tiny Mills
– Pat O’Connor beat Bob Geigel in 2 out of 3 falls

1964

Nashville, Tennessee:
– Jackie & Don Fargo defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez to win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1966

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Pat O’Connor & Richard Moody defeated The Butcher & Dandy Jack
– Bob Ellis defeated Oki Shikina
-The Mongolian Stomper defeated Bob Brown

1966

Sendai, Japan:
– Killer Karl Kox & Joe Carrolo defeated Michiaki Yoshimura & Giant Baba to win the vacant JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1967

Sapporo, Japan:
– Michiaki Yoshimura & Antonio Inoki defeated Waldo Von Erich & Ike Eakins for the vacant JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

Dayton, Ohio:
– Al Costello & Karl Von Brauner defeated Bill Miller and Bobo Brazil to win the Detroit version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– In a non Title Death Match; Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race after 9th fall
– Chris Markoff beat Reggie Parks
– Mitsu Arakawa drew with Jack Lanza

1968

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Tiger Jeet Singh & Bull Curry defeated Whipper Billy Watson & Bulldog Brower for the Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Titles

1973

Amarillo, Texas:
– Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Karl Von Steiger to win the NWA International Tag Team Titles

Dallas, Texas:
– Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Jose Lothario and Ivan Putski to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

1975

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Karl Von Steiger & Otto Von Heller defeated George Gulas & Jerry Jarrett for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

1978

Portland, Oregon:
– Black Gordman & Hector Guerrero defeated Ron Bass & Roddy Piper to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Denver, Colorado:
– Verne Gagne (sub Jim Brunzell) & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Angelo Mosca (sub Bob Orton Jr),
– Rufus R Jones beat Pat Patterson
– Jim Brunzell beat Bob Orton Jr
– Ray Stevens beat Steve Olsonoski

1982

Tokyo, Japan:
– Tiger Mask defeated the Black Tiger to win the WWF Jr. Heavyweight Title

1983

Tenryu, Japan:
– Chavo Guerrero defeated Ultra Seven in a tournament final for the vacant NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler won a tournament final for the vacant NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

1984

Chicago, Illinois:
– Road Warriors beat AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke via dq
– Dick The Bruiser beat Jerry Blackwell via dq
– Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Steve O
– Nick Bockwinkel no contest with Blackjack Lanza

1985

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– George Steele defeated Matt Borne
– Barry O pinned Don Kolov
– Bob Orton defeated Jimmy Snuka via count-out
– Paul Orndorff defeated Ken Patera (with Bobby Heenan) via disqualification
– Ricky Steamboat pinned Brutus Beefcake (with Johnny V)
– WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter pinned the Fabulous Moolah
– Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff via countout

1989

Dallas, Texas:
– Eric Embry defeated Super Zodiac (Gary Young) to win the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Title

1996

WWF In Your House: Florence, South Carolina:
– The Smoking Gunns defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Godwinns to win the championship
– Bob Holly defeated Isaac Yankem
– Marc Mero defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– Savio Vega defeated Steve Austin in a strap match
– Yokozuna defeated Vader
– WWF Intercontinental Champion Goldust defeated The Undertaker
– Jake Roberts defeated Justin Bradshaw
– WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Davey Boy Smith ended in a double pin

2000

North Richland Hills, Texas:
– The Necro Butcher defeated Canyon for the vacant NWA Texas Hardcore Title
– Rodney Begnaud (Rodney Mack) defeated Mike Fox to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

2011

– Eric Young defeated Gunner to win the TNA TV Title
– Kurt Angle defeated Rob Van Dam

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