This Day In Wrestling History – May 25th

May 25, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2002 – WWE Confidential airs for the first time on Spike TV. This was a fairly radical show for WWE, as it did not feature wrestling, rather it showcased WWE behind the scenes. The program occasionally broke kayfabe, something almost unheard of at that time


In 2003, WWA The Reckoning was held in Auckland, New Zealand. This was the final event for the promotion

– Chris Sabin defeats Jerry Lynn, Frankie Kazarian & Johnny Swinger in a 4-Way Match to unify the WWA International Cruiserweight Title and the TNA X-Division Title
– Sabu defeats Joe E Legend
– Jeff Jarrett defeats Sting to unify the NWA World Title and the WWA Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1982 – Tiger Mask defeats Les Thornton to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1986 – Terry Taylor defeats Buzz Sawyer to win the UWF Television Title

1989 – Jushin Liger defeats Hiroshi Hase to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1989 – Salman Hashimikov defeats Big Van Vader to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

1992 – Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kenta Kobashi defeat Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1997 – on Raw, Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels defeat The British Bulldog & Owen Hart to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeat Kane & X-Pac to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title is passed from Steven Richards to Tommy Dreamer, to Raven and back to Richards


Happy birthday to 4-time AAA World Champion Ricky ‘El Mesias’ Banderas (38), former WWF personality Frenchy Martin (63), current WWE Tag Team Champion Roman Reigns (28), current NXT Champion Bo Dallas (23) and 3-time WWE/World Champion Alberto Del Rio (36)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former NWA and AWA Womens Champion June Byers (91)

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