This Day In Wrestling History – May 15th‏

May 15, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2005, TNA Hard Justice was held in Orlando, Florida

– Raven defeats Sean Waltman in a Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match
– The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeat America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Christopher Daniels defeats Shocker to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Abyss wins a 20-Man Gauntlet For The Gold
– AJ Styles defeats Jeff Jarrett with Tito Ortiz as special guest referee to win the NWA World Title

Title Changes

1965 – Mighty Igor Vodic defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Title. Incidentally, this was the first time in the 5-year history of the AWA World Title that a title change did not involve Verne Gagne

1993 – The Super Destroyers defeat The Suicide Blondes to win the ECW Tag Team Titles, but lose them back to The Blondes later in the night

2000 – on Nitro, Ric Flair defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title. Also, KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) defeat Shane Douglas & Buff Bagwell to win the WCW Tag Team Titles and Crowbar & Daffney defeat Chris Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch to become co-holders of the WCW Cruiserweight Title

2000 – on Raw, one of The Godfathers Ho (Cynthia ‘Bobcat’ Lynch) pins Crash Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title. Crash would quickly regain the belt

2006 – on Raw, Shelton Benjamin, Chris Masters & Triple H defeat John Cena & Rob Van Dam. Benjamin pinned Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title


Happy birthday to former WCW Champion Ron Simmons (53) and WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Von Erich (54)

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