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This Day In Wrestling History – May 4th‏



Events

In 2002, WWF Insurrextion was both the first single-brand PPV (Raw) and the last under the WWF name. It was held in London, England

– Rob Van Dam defeats Eddie Guerrero by DQ (Guerrero retains the WWF Intercontinental Title)
– Booker T defeats Steven Richards to win the WWF Hardcore Title, but after the match, the 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass to Crash Holly, back to Booker, then back to Richards, who leaves as champion
– The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) defeat Brock Lesnar & Shawn Stasiak
– Spike Dudley defeats William Regal to retain the WWF European Title
– Steve Austin defeats The Big Show with Ric Flair as special guest referee
– Triple H defeats The Undertaker

Title Changes

1968 – Danny Hodge & Skandar Akbar defeat Chati Yokouchi & Chuck Karbo in the final of a tournament to win the vacant TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1973 – Blackjack Mulligan defeats Jose Lothario to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1986 – Kerry von Erich, Lance von Erich & Steve Simpson defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts) to win the WCCW World 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Simpson immediately gave up his share of the titles to Kevin von Erich

1987 – The Fantastics defeat The Rock N Roll RPMs (Tommy Lane & Mike Davis) to win the vacant WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1992 – Jerry Lawler defeats Kamala to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1996 – Tony Falk defeats Jesse James Armstrong to win the USWA Television Title

1998 – on Nitro, Fit Finlay defeats Booker T to win the WCW Television Title

2004 – on Smackdown, Jacqueline defeats Chavo Guerrero to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title

2010 – The Band (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) defeat Matt Morgan in a Handicap Match to win the TNA Tag Team Titles. Eric Young is also recognized as champion under the Freebird Rule

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Mr Fuji (76), WWE referee Scott Armstrong (52), Puerto Rican star Ray Gonzalez, also known as El Condor (39) and former WWF and WCW Alicia Webb, perhaps better known as Ryan Shamrock (32)


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