This Day In Wrestling History – January 5th‏

Jan 5, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank

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1948 – Orville Brown defeats Sonny Myers to become the first NWA World Champion

1988 – John Tatum & Jack Victory defeat Skip Young in a Handicap Match (Tony Atlas no-showed) to win the WCCW Texas Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to former ECW Tag Team Champion Doug Gilbert (41), joshi regular Misaki Ohata (24), one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion Yutaka Yoshie, one-time WWF, AJPW and GHC Tag Team Champion Barry ‘Bull’ Buchanan (45)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former World Class and WCW wrestler Jeep Swenson (56)

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