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This Day In Wrestling History – June 9th‏



Trivia

2000 – Tatsuhito Takaiwa wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Shinjiro Otani in the final

Title Changes

1959 – The Golden Giant defeats Bull Curry to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1966 – Johnny Valentine defeats Fritz von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1980 – The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) defeat Junkyard Dog & Buck Robley to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1989 – Jeff Jarrett & Mil Mascaras defeat Super Zodiac II & Cactus Jack to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1991 – Konnan el Barbaro defeats Cien Caras in the final of a tournament to become the first CMLL World Heavyweight Champion

1995 – The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue) defeat Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1997 – on Nitro, Jeff Jarrett defeats Dean Malenko to win the WCW United States Title

1999 – Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn defeat Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2000 – The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue) defeat Vader & Steve Williams to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2004 – AJ Styles defeats Kazarian to win the TNA X-Division Title

2009 – the WWE Title is vacated after Batista suffers a torn left bicep. The title change is announced on WWE.com

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Mexican star Damián 666 (51)

Also, today would have been the birthday of WWE Hall of Famer The Sheik (88)

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  1. CMBurnham says:

    Today is also the birthday of Portland wrestling legend Dutch Savage (76) and would have been the birthday of wrestling promoter Jim Barnett (80). He ran World Championship Wrestling in Australia in the ’60s, which at the time was one of the most in-demand territories in the entire world. He is also the man responsible for Tommy Rich’s NWA World Title reign. In later years, he worked behind the scenes for WCW & WWF

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