This Day In Wrestling History – May 28th‏

May 28, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2000 – Mitsuharu Misawa leaves All Japan and founds Pro Wrestling NOAH, taking all but two (Masanobu Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada) of All Japan’s full roster with him


In 1996, the second airing of WWF In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog went off without a hitch, after the first attempt was affected by a power outage. The event was held in North Charleston, South Carolina

– Shawn Michaels fought The British Bulldog to a double-pinfall draw (Michaels retains the WWF Title)
– Savio Vega defeats Steve Austin in a Caribbean Strap Match, forcing Austin’s manager Ted DiBiase to leave the WWF
– Vader defeats Yokozuna
– Goldust defeats The Undertaker in a Casket Match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title

Title Changes

1966 – Hiro Matsuda & Michiaki Yoshimura defeat Joe Carrolo & Killer Karl Kox to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1974 – Red Bastien defeats The Great Mephisto to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1978 – Bruiser Brody defeats Dale Valentine to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

2001 – on Raw, Chris Jericho defeats Rhyno to win the WWF Hardcore Title, but would lose the belt back to Rhyno later in the night


Happy birthday to current WWE developmental and former indy star Seth Rollins/Tyler Black (25), former WWF star Kamala (61) and one-time WWF Tag Team Champion Charles Warrington, who wrestled as Chaz, Mosh and Beaver Cleavage (40)

In Memoriam

On this day in 2009, the wrestling world lost former WWWF US Tag Team Champion and NWA star ‘The Golden Greek’ John Tolos aged 78. Tolos suffered renal failure after a series of heart attacks and strokes. Tolos’ last major wrestling appearance was in 1991 as Coach Tolos in the WWF, managing Mr Perfect and The Beverly Brothers

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