This Day In Wrestling History – May 9th‏

May 9, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 1999, WCW Slamboree was held in St Louis, Missouri

– Raven & Saturn defeat Dean Malenko & Chris Benoit and The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio Jr & Billy Kidman) in a Triangle Match to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeats Brian Knobbs in a Hardcore Match to become ‘King of Hardcore’
– Rick Steiner defeats Booker T to win the WCW Television Title
– Gorgeous George defeats Charles Robinson. As a result, Randy Savage is reinstated to WCW
– Scott Steiner defeats Buff Bagwell to retain the WCW United States Title
– Roddy Piper defeats Ric Flair by DQ to gain control of WCW. Piper’s first act as boss was to fire Flair
– Sting fought Goldberg to a no-contest after Bret Hart attacked the referee
– Kevin Nash defeats Diamond Dallas Page to win the WCW World Title

Title Changes

1967 – Gorgeous George Jr & Jack Brisco defeat The Assassins (1 & 2) to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1988 – Jerry Lawler defeats Curt Hennig to win the AWA World Title

2000 – on Smackdown, Crash Holly defeats The British Bulldog to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2012 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeats Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to former WWE and current ROH announcer Kevin Kelly (46), indy regular Billy Fives (44) and 3-time CMLL Tag Team Champion and TNA World X Cup winner Averno (36)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WWF/E talents Shawn Osbourne (37) and Mike ‘Bastion Booger’ Shaw (56)

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