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This Day In Wrestling History – May 19th



Trivia

2006 – WWE Studios releases it’s first feature film, ‘See No Evil’, starring Kane. It eventually grossed around $18.5 million worldwide

Events

In 1990, NWA Capital Combat: Return of the Robocop was the promoted by WCW under the NWA banner. The subtitle was a promo for the upcoming Robocop 2 movie. An actor in a Robocop suit saved Sting from a beatdown by The Four Horsemen during the event. It was held in Washington DC

 – Paul Ellering defeats Teddy Long in a Hair vs Hair Match

 – The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeat Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk to win the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

 – The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeat The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) in a Corporal Punishment Match

 – Doom (Butch Reed & Ron Simmons) defeat The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

 – Lex Luger defeats Ric Flair by DQ in a Cage Match (Flair retains the NWA World Title)

In 1991, the first WCW SuperBrawl was held in St Petersburg, Florida

 – The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) defeat The Young Pistols (Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong) to win the vacant WCW United States Tag Team Titles

 – Barry Windham defeats Brian Pillman in a Taped Fist Match

 – El Gigante defeats Sid Vicious in a Stretcher Match

 – Ron Simmons defeats Butch Reed in a Cage Match

 – The Steiner Brothers defeat Sting & Lex Luger to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles

 – Bobby Eaton defeats Arn Anderson to win the WCW Television Title

 – Ric Flair defeats Tatsumi Fujinami to win the NWA World Title

In 1996, WCW Slamboree was the first Slamboree event not to feature a Legends Gathering or any inductions into the WCW Hall of Fame. The event featured the return (and final appearance) of the Battlebowl concept where randomly-formed tag teams compete against each other to qualify for a Battle Royal. It was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 – Ric Flair & Randy Savage defeat Arn Anderson & Eddy Guerrero

 – Dean Malenko defeats Brad Armstrong to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title

 – Konnan defeats Jushin Liger to retain the WCW United States Title

 – Diamond Dallas Page defeats The Barbarian, Earl Robert Eaton, Ice Train, Scott Norton, Rocco Rock, Johnny Grunge & Dick Slater to win the Lord of the Ring (Battlebowl) Battle Royal

 – The Giant defeats Sting to retain the WCW World Title

In 2002, WWE Judgment Day was the first PPV to use the WWE name

 – on Sunday Night Heat, William Regal defeats D’Lo Brown to retain the WWE European Title

 – Eddie Guerrero defeats Rob Van Dam to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title

 – Trish Stratus defeats Stacy Keibler to retain the WWE Womens Title

 – Steve Austin defeats Ric Flair & The Big Show in a Handicap Match

 – Edge defeats Kurt Angle in a Hair vs Hair Match

 – Triple H defeats Chris Jericho in a Hell In A Cell Match

 – Rikishi & Rico defeat Billy & Chuck to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

 – The Undertaker defeats Hollywood Hulk Hogan to win the WWE Undisputed Title

Title Changes

1980 – Gino Hernandez defeats Kevin von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1984 – The Super Destroyers (1 & 2) defeat The Rock & Soul Connection (Buck Zumhofe & King Parsons) to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles. Immediately after the match, The Destroyers were unmasked and revealed as Scott & Bill Irwin, who continued the reign under their real identities

1986 – Nobuhiko Takada defeats Shiro Koshinaka to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1989 – Super Zodiac II & Cactus Jack defeat Jeff Jarrett & Kerry von Erich to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles. Also, Super Zodiac defeats Eric Embry to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1995 – Razor Ramon defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1996 – The Godwinns (Henry & Phinneas) defeat The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

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

2004 – Ron Killings defeats AJ Styles, Raven & Chris Harris in a 4-Way Match to win the NWA World Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to NWA star Dick Slater (60) and 2-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion Psicosis (40) … Georges St-Pierre turned 30 today.


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2 Responses

  1. CMBurnham says:

    Today is also the birthday of Gene Lewis, who competed under several aliases including The Mongol in WCCW and Cousin Luke in the WWF & AWA.

  2. Steve says:

    Andre the Giant born today in 1946

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