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This Day In Wrestling History – May 7th‏



Events

In 1989, NWA WrestleWar: Music City Showdown was a WCW event promoted under the NWA banner, held in Nashville, Tennessee

– Dick Murdoch defeats Bob Orton Jr in a Bullrope Match
– Michael Hayes defeats Lex Luger to win the NWA United States Title
– Sting defeats The Iron Sheik to retain the NWA Television Title
– Ric Flair defeats Ricky Steamboat with Terry Funk, Pat O’Connor & Lou Thesz as guest judges to win the NWA World Title
– The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeat The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams) by DQ with Nikita Koloff as special guest referee. The NWA World Tag Team Titles are vacated as a result
– Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner defeat The Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan & Dan Spivey) to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

In 2000, the final WCW Slamboree was held in Kansas City, Missouri

– Chris Candido defeats The Artist to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Terry Funk defeats Norman Smiley & Ralphus in a Hardcore Handicap Match to retain the WCW Hardcore Title
– Scott Steiner defeats Captain Rection to retain the WCW United States Title
– Hulk Hogan defeats Billy Kidman with Eric Bischoff as special guest referee
– Jeff Jarrett defeats David Arquette & Diamond Dallas Page in a Ready to Rumble Cage Match to win the WCW World Title

Title Changes

1984 – Killer Khan (subbing for Kelly Kiniski) defeats Johnny Mantell to retain the WCCW Television Title. Khan is awarded the title after the match

2005 – Samoa Joe defeats Jay Lethal to win the ROH Pure Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to one-time ROH Tag Team Champion Kevin Steen (28)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and former WWF wrestler Hercules Hernandez (56) and former WWF Intercontinental, Tag Team and European Champion Owen Hart (47)

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