This Day In Wrestling History – December 5th‏

Dec 5, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1984 – Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami win the NJPW MSG Tag League, defeating Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch in the final

1997 – Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League, defeating Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa in the ‘final’ after both teams finished on 15 points

1998 – Stan Hansen & Vader win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League

2005 – The Dudleys (Bubba Ray & D-Von) win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League, defeating Akebono & Keiji Mutoh in the final


In 2003, All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Tokyo, Japan. Most records refer to this event as ‘December 2003 PPV’

– Satoshi Kojima & Kaz Hayashi defeat Arashi & Ebeto-san
– The Mask of Tiger & Mister Japan Kamikaze defeat La Parka Original & Parka Guerrera
– Gigantes, Bull Buchanan & Justin Credible defeat Nobutaka Araya, Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto
– Keiji Mutoh, Sam Greco & Abdullah The Butcher defeat TAKA Michinoku, D-Lo Brown & Jamal
– Toshiaki Kawada & Kendo Kashin defeat Shinya Hashimoto & Wataru Sakata

In 2004, TNA Turning Point, held in Orlando, Florida, was only TNA’s second monthly PPV

– Team Canada (Eric Young & Bobby Roode) defeat 3 Live Kru (BG James & Ron Killings) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Monty Brown defeats Abyss in a Serengeti Survival Match
– Petey Williams defeats Chris Sabin to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy & randy Savage defeat The Kings of Wrestling (Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall)
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeat Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper) in a Six Sides Of Steel Match, forcing Triple X to disband

In 2010, TNA Final Resolution was also held in Orlando, Florida

– Tara defeats Mickie James in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Robbie E defeats Jay Lethal by DQ to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Douglas Williams defeats AJ Styles to win the TNA Television Title
– The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeat Generation Me (Max & Jeremy Buck) in a Full Metal Mayhem Match to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Abyss defeats D’Angelo Dinero in a Casket Match
– Jedd Jarrett defeats Samoa Joe in a Submission Match
– Jeff Hardy defeats Matt Morgan in a No-DQ Match with Mr Anderson as special guest referee to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1983 – Brian Adias defeats Super Destroyer 1 to win the WCCW Television Title

1984 – Brad Armstrong defeats Ernie Ladd to win the MSW North American Title

1997 – Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeat The Full Blooded Italians to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2010 – Kotaro Suzuki defeats Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

2010 – El Zorro defeats Dr Wagner Jr to win the AAA Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to 2-time AWA World Champion Larry Zbyszko (61), former NWA star Adrian Street (72) and one-time WWF and AJPW Tag Team Champion The Dynamite Kid (54)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion Chris Tolos (83)

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