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This Day In Wrestling History – May 2nd‏



Events

In 1987, AWA SuperClash II was held in San Francisco, California

– Sherri Martel defeats Madusa Micelli to retain the AWA Womens Title
– Curt Hennig defeats Nick Bockwinkel to win the AWA World Title
– Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty & Ray Stevens defeat Buddy Wolfe, Doug Somers & Kevin Kelly
– Jimmy Snuka & Russ Francis defeat The Terrorist & The Mercenary

In 2003, NJPW Ultimate Crush was held in Tokyo, Japan

– Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi
– Ken Shamrock defeats Takashi Iizuka
– Jushin Liger & Koji Kanemoto defeat Tiger Mask IV & Heat to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Kenta Kobashi defeats Masa Chono to retain the GHC Heavyweight Title
– Yoshihiro Takayama defeats Yuji Nagata to retain the NWF Heavyweight Title and win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1964 – Mad Dog Vachon defeats Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Title

1964 – Mike Clancy & Al Lovelock defeat Karol Krauser & Stan Pulaski to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1969 – Johnny Valentine defeats Fritz von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1977 – Stan Hansen defeats Dick Murdoch to win the TSW North American Title

1980 – Terry Gordy defeats Junkyard Dog to win the MSW Louisiana Title

1983 – The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeat The Midnight Express to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1984 – Terry Taylor defeats Krusher Krushchev in the final of a tournament. However, the dazed referee hands the MSW Television Title to Krushchev instead

1987 – Curt Hennig defeats Nick Bockwinkel to win the AWA World Title. The title was briefly held up after the match, but was soon returned to Hennig

1994 – Larry Zybszko defeats Lord Steven Regal to win the WCW Television Title

1994 – Jake Roberts defeats The Dirty White Boy to win the SMW Heavyweight Title. Also, Kendo The Samurai defeats Chris Hamrick in the final of a tournament to win the vacant SMW Television Title

1996 – Dean Malenko defeats Shinjiro Otani to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title

1998 – Chris Benoit defeats Booker T to win the WCW Television Title

1999 – Mitsuharu Misawa defeats Vader to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

2000 – on Smackdown, Chris Jericho defeats Chris Benoit to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2002 – The WWF Hardcore Title 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Steven Richards to Shawn Stasiak, to Justin Credible, to Crash Holly, to Richards, to Stasiak and back to Richards

2002 – Jushin Liger & Minoru Tanaka defeat Gedo & Jado to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2007 – Dick Togo & Taka Michinoku defeat Gedo & Jado to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2010 – Minoru Suzuki defeats Ryota Hama to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

2012 – The No Remorse Corps (Rocky Romero & Davey Richards) are forced to vacate the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles after Richards suffers injuries in a car accident

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 10-time World Champion The Rock (41), one-time WWF Tag Team Champion Randy ‘Moondog Rex’ Colley (63) and Japanese hardcore star Mr Pogo (62)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF Tag and Hardcore Champion Ray ‘The Big Bossman’ Traylor (50)



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One Response

  1. Skeeter Valentine says:

    Weird that the Bossman would only be 50

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