Today in Pro Wrestling History – 05/28

Posted by Bob Krites May 28, 2016 0 Comment 1193 views

1945

Wichita, Kansas:
– NWA Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag beat Johnny Plummer
– Paul Nelson beat Abe Friedman
– Buck Fanning beat George McCall

1963

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert via dq (Larry Hennig was special referee)
– Don McClarty beat Stan Kowalski
– Waldo Von Erich beat Guy Taylor
– Tiny Mills beat Duke Hoffman

1965

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Buddy Fuller defeated Mario Galento to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Alberto and Enrique Torres defeated Curtis Iaukea & Mr. Fujiwara for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1966

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Crusher & Dick the Bruiser defeated Larry Hennig & Harley Race for the AWA World Tag Team Titles in a 2 out of 3 falls match
– The Alaskan beat Moose Cholak
– Chris Markoff beat Mike Sanchez (sub Chris Tolos)
– Reggie Parks beat Dick Morgan

Sapporo, Japan:
– Michiaki Yoshimura & Hiro Matsuda defeated Killer Karl Kox & Joe Carrolo to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1970

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Danny Little Bear fought Roger Kirby to a draw
– Scandor Akbar defeated Bill Eskew
– Baron Von Raschke & Harley Race defeated Rufus R. Jones & Bob Ellis via DQ in three falls

1974

Dallas, Texas:
– Red Bastien defeated The Great Mephisto for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1977

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Jackie Fargo defeated The Executioner to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

1977

Baltimore, Maryland:
– Bruno Sammartino fought WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham to a double disqualification

1978

Houton, Texas:
– NWA Champion Harley Race beat Wahoo McDaniel dq
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel drew Jose Lothario
– Bruiser Brody defeated Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title
– Ivan Putski drew Superstar Billy Graham
– Al Madril beat Dick Slater dq
– Fabulous Moolah beat Wenona Little Heart
– Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich beat Killer Brooks & Leroy Brown
– Gino Hernandez drew Killer Krupp

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Dutch Mantel defeated Don Garfield (Don Fargo) to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

Houston Texas:
– NWA Champion Harley Race beat Wahoo McDaniel by dq
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a drew with Jose Lothario
– Bruiser Brody beat Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts)

1979

West Palm Beach, Florida:
– King Curtis defeated Jimmy Garvin for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1980

Nashville, Tennessee:
– Rocky Brewer & George Gulas defeated Tojo Yamamoto and Gypsy Joe to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

1982

Denver, Colorado:
– Hulk Hogan beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq
– Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Tito Santana & Baron Von Raschke

1985

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Dino Bravo defeated King Tonga to win the vacant International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title

1992

Raleigh, North Carolina:
– Van Hammer pinned JT Southern
– WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman defeated Scotty Flamingo
– WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyzsko
– Dustin Rhodes fought Greg Valentine to a time-limit draw
– Barry Windham defeated Cactus Jack
– Tom Zenk pinned Terry Taylor
– WCW World Champion Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin & Arn Anderson in a steel cage match
– WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat in a steel cage match

1994

Vergie, Kentucky:|
– Tracy Smothers defeated the Hornet
– Chris Jericho defeated Steven Dunn
– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai
– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated The Rock N’ Roll Express via disqualification
– Chris Jericho won a battle royal

1997

West Helena, Arkansas:
– The Truth Commission defeated Steven Dunn & Paul Diamond for the USWA Tag Team Titles

Gurabo, Puerto Rico:
– Mohammed Hussein defeated Rey Gonzalez to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title

2000

Monterrey, Mexico:
– El Hijo del Santo defeated Blue Panther to win the World Wrestling Association World Welterweight Title

Credit: F4WOnline