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This Day In Wrestling History – May 15th‏



Events

In 1994, AAA TripleMania II-B was held in Zapopan, Mexico

– Misterioso, Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera defeat Volador, Rey Misterio & Rey Misterio Jr
– Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask III, El Hijo Del Santo & Octagon defeat La Parka, Psicosis, Blue Panther & Eddy Guerrero
– Mascara Sagrada defeats Black Cat in a Mask vs Mask Match
– Konnan, Perro Aguayo & Cien Caras defeat Jake Roberts, Love Machine & Miguel Perez Jr

In 2005, TNA Hard Justice was held in Orlando, Florida. The event opened with a tribute to Chris Candido, who had died around two weeks earlier

– The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeat America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Christopher Daniels defeats Shocker to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Abyss won a 20-Man Gauntlet For The Gold Match, last eliminating BG James
– AJ Styles defeats Jeff Jarrett with Tito Ortiz as special guest referee to win the NWA World Title

In 2005, AAA TripleMania XIII was held in Guadalajara, Mexico

– CIMA, Electroshock & El Intocable defeat Mr Aguila, Charly Manson & Hator
– Psicosis fought Psicosis II to a no contest in Cage Match for the rights to the Psicosis name
– Juventud Guerrera, Luzbel & El Zorro defeat Al Katrazz, Predator & Acopalypse by DQ
– Konnan defeats Vampiro by TKO
– Latin Lover, La Parka & Octagon defeat Los Hell Brothers (Chessman & Cibernetico) & Fuerza Guerrera

In 2011, TNA Sacrifice was held in Orlando, Florida

– Mickie James defeats Madison Rayne to retain the TNA Knockouts Title and free Tara from her contract with Rayne
– Kazarian defeats Max Buck to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Beer Money Inc (Robert Roode & James Storm) defeat Immortal (Matt Hardy & Chris Harris) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Tommy Dreamer defeats AJ Styles in a No-DQ Match
– Kurt Angle & Chyna defeat Jeff & Karen Jarrett
– Sting defeats Rob Van Dam to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1965 – Mighty Igor Vodic defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Title. Incidentally, this was the first time in the 5-year history of the AWA World Title that a title change did not involve Verne Gagne

1993 – The Super Destroyers defeat The Suicide Blondes to win the ECW Tag Team Titles, but lose them back to The Blondes later in the night

1993 – The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeat The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) in a Loser Leaves Town Match to win the SMW Tag Team Titles. As Lane was pinned, he was forced to leave the promotion

2000 – on Nitro, Ric Flair defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Title. Also, KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) defeat Shane Douglas & Buff Bagwell to win the WCW Tag Team Titles and Crowbar & Daffney defeat Chris Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch to become co-holders of the WCW Cruiserweight Title

2000 – on Raw, Cynthia ‘Bobcat’ Lynch (posing as one of The Godfather’s Ho Train) pins Crash Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title. Crash would quickly regain the belt

2004 – The ROH Tag Team Titles are passed from The Second City Saints (Colt Cabana & CM Punk) to The Prophecy (BJ Whitmer & Dan Maff), to The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) and back to the Saints in a Round Robin Challenge

2006 – on Raw, Shelton Benjamin, Chris Masters & Triple H defeat John Cena & Rob Van Dam. Benjamin pinned Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

2011 – MVP defeats Toru Yano in the final of a tournament to become the first IWGP Intercontinental Champion

Birthdays

Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famers Ron Simmons (55) and Kevin von Erich (56)


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