This Day In Wrestling History – May 8th

May 8, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank

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1970 – The Hollywood Blondes (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) win a tournament to win the vacant TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1974 – Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeat Tony Garea & Dean Ho to win the WWWF Tag Team Titles

1985 – The Snowman wins a tournament to win the vacant MSW Television Title

1988 – Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Big Van Vader to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

1988 – Kerry von Erich defeats King Parsons to win the WCCW World Heavyweight Title

1993 – Wolfie D defeats Danny Davis to win the USWA Middleweight Title

2000 – on Raw, Chris Benoit defeats Chris Jericho to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2007 – on Smackdown, Edge cashes in his Money In The Bank and defeats The Undertaker to win the World Heavyweight Title

2010 – El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto defeat Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Takaguchi) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to former sumo wrestler and AJPW Tag Team Champion Akebono (42) and NOAH President Akira Taue (50)

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