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This Day In Wrestling History – July 1st‏



Trivia

2007 – Chris Sabin wins the AJPW Junior League, defeating Shuji Kondo in the final

Title Changes

1962 – Rikidozan & Toyonobori defeat Buddy Austin & Mike Sharpe to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1966 – Giant Baba & Yoshimura defeated Eddie Graham & Killer Karl Kox to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1980 – Mr Hito & Mr Sakurada defeat The Von Erichs (Kevin & Kerry) to win the vacant WCCW American Tag Team Titles

1988 – The Von Erichs (Kevin & Kerry) defeat King Parsons & Terry Taylor to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1989 – Joe Malenko defeats Mitsuo Momota to win the AJPW Junior Heavyweight Title

2003 – on Smackdown, The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) defeat Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE star Yoshi Tatsu (34)

In Memoriam

On this day in 1992, the wrestling world lost Stan Frazier, best known for his portrayal of Uncle Elmer in the WWF. He was 54. Frazier suffered from a range of problems associated with his weight (he was around 450lbs at times in his career) which eventually led to kidney failure, from which he did not recover. Outside the WWF, Frazier was a 2-time Tag Champion in the NWA, 4-time Tag Champion in the AWA and a 2-time CWA Super Heavyweight Champion


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