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This Day In Wrestling History – May 5th‏



Trivia

2002 – the WWF is officially renamed WWE after a lawsuit from the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Events

In 2001, WWF Insurrextion was held in London, England

– Edge & Christian defeat X-Factor (X-Pac & Justin Credible), The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) & The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
– Chris Benoit defeats Kurt Angle in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
– Chris Jericho defeats William Regal to win the Queens Cup
– The Undertaker defeats Steve Austin & Triple H in a Handicap Match (Austin retains the WWF Title as Taker pinned Triple H)

Title Changes

1978 – Jerry Brown & Bobby Jaggers defeat Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1982 – King Kong Bundy defeats Kerry von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1982 – Junkyard Dog & Mr Olympia defeat The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1986 – Rick Rude defeats Lance von Erich to win the WCCW Television Title

1990 – Jerry Lawler defeats Jimmy Valiant to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 2-time NWA Florida Champion Billy Fives (43), current WWE referee Chad Patton (36), WWE Hall of Famer Bill Watts (73), UK indy regular Frankie Sloan (42) and 2-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Hase (51)

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