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This Day In Wrestling History – June 5th‏



Trivia

1980 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW MSG League, defeating Stan Hansen in the final

1997 – El Samurai wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Koji Kanemoto in the final

2002 – Koji Kanemoto wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Minoru Tanaka in the final

Title Changes

1958 – Dory Funk defeats Angelo Savoldi to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1975 – Dick Murdoch defeats Danny Miller to win the TSW North American Title

1989 – Genichiro Tenryu defeats Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title. Also, Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat defeat Footloose (Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada) to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1990 – Terry Gordy defeats Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title. Also, Shinichi Nakano & Akira Taue defeat Johnny & Davey Boy Smith to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1998 – Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeat Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka to win the vacant IWGP Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Nitro, Eric Bischoff defeats Terry Funk to win the WCW Hardcore Title

2001 – on Smackdown, Jeff Hardy defeats Jerry Lynn to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title

2004 – Gedo & Jado defeat American Dragon & Curry Man to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2004 – Kazuyuji Fujita defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2005 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura defeat Kenta & Naomichi Marufuji to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former ECW and WWE wrestler Mike ‘Nova/Simon Dean’ Bucci (40) and former ECW Television Champion Glen Osbourne (41)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time AWA World Champion Bill Miller (85)

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