This Day In Wrestling History – August 5th‏

Aug 5, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Title Changes

1958 – Bill Longson defeats Fritz von Erich to win the vacant Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1975 – Billy Graham defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1979 – El Halcon defeats The Spoiler to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1985 – John Tatum defeats Shawn Cody to win the vacant WCCW Television Title

1986 – Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido defeat Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1988 – King Parsons defeats Kerry von Erich (subbing for his brother Kevin) to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1991 – Big Josh, Dustin Rhodes & Tom Zenk defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Badstreet, Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) to win the WCW Six-Man Tag Team Titles

1991 – Bill Dundee defeats Danny Davis to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1993 – The Jurassic Powers (Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton) defeat The Hell Raisers (Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1996 – The Great Sasuke wins an 8-Man Tournament to become the first holder of the J-Crown


Happy birthday to tag team legend Stan Lane (59), one-time AWA Tag Team Champion Pat Tanaka (49), former IWGP and AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion Kendo Kashin (44), current WWE wrestler Hunico (35) and one-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Ikuto Hidaka (40)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time NWA Womens Champion Mildred Burke (97)

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