Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/27

Posted by Bob Krites May 27, 2016 0 Comment 1182 views

1887

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– William Muldoon failed to throw Evan Lewis twice in 60:00 (Muldoon won the first fall in 47:00, then gave up the match)

1956

– Doug and Red Donovan defeated Herb Freeman & Larry Chene for the Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1957

Dallas, Texas:
– Red Bastien defeated Rito Romero to win the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Title

1959

Bridgeport, Conneticut:
– Eddie & Dr. Jerry Graham defeated Mark Lewin & Don Curtis for the WWWF Tag Team Titles

1960

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– Thor Hagen defeated Lee Henning to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
– World Tag Team Champions George and Sandy Scott beat Rock Hunter and Mighty Atlas in 2 out of 3 falls
– Gory Guerrero beat Taro Myaki by dq
– Joe Costello and Ray Gordon drew

1965

Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Mongolian Stomper beat Johnny Valentine
– Bob Geigel and Dutch Savage beat Doug Gilbert and Ron Reed
– Sonny Myers beat Buddy Johnson
– The Missouri Mauler beat Steve Bolus

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– The Crusher beat Pampero Firpo in a cage match
– Verne Gagne & Reggie Parks beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ
– Chris Markoff beat Eddie Sharkey
– Rene Goulet went to a draw with Tiny Mills

1966

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race (decision was later reversed as the wrong man was pinned)
– The Crusher beat Chris Markoff
– Ernie Ladd beat Moose Cholak

1967

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Billy and Jimmy Hines won the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles by defeating The Blue Infernos

1968

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ken Lucas & Dennis Hall defeated Don Carson & The Red Shadow for the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1971

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Steve Bolus & The Viking defeated Baron Von Raschke & Benny Ramirez
– Rufus R. Jones defeated The Great Sakaguchi by count out
– Harley Race defeated Danny Little Bear in three falls
– Buddy Austin & Bob Orton defeated The Stomper & Bob Geigel

1974

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

– Mr. X (Guy Mitchell) & The Brute defeated Leo Madril & Dan Kroffat to win the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

1976

Kawasaki, Japan:
– Jackie West & Yukari Lynch defeated The Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) for the World Women’s Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title

1977

Houston, Texas:
– Jimmy Snuka defeated El Gran Goliath for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1978

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Carlos Colon & Chief Thunder Cloud defeated The Hollywood Blondes (Jack Evans & Larry Sharpe) for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

1985

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Jos Leduc & Rick Martel beat Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering via dq
– Abdullah the Butcher beat King Tonga
– Dino Bravo beat Richard Charland
– Jacques Rougeau, Jr. beat Jim Garvin via dq

1988

Sendai, Japan:
– Owen Hart defeated Hiroshi Hase to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1989

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
– Steve Strong defeated Carlos Colon to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title

1990

Naucalpan, Mexico:
– Villano III defeated Sangre Chicana for the WWF World Light Heavyweight Title

1997

Sapporo, Japan:
– Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2001

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– D’Lo Brown & Shane defeated The Starr Corporation (Chicky Starr & Victor the Bodyguard)
– Los Boricuas (Miguel Perez Jr. & Jesus Castillo, Jr.) for the IWA World Tag Team Titles

2006

Doncaster, England:
– Jonny Storm and Jody Fleisch defeated A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels to become the first-ever 1PW Tag Team Champions
– Steve Corino defeated champion Abyss and Christian Cage in a three-way match to win the 1PW World Heavyweight Title

Credit: F4WOnline