This Day In Wrestling History – May 31st‏

May 31, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2010 – Rick Rude is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 85% of the reader votes

2012 – Dixie Carter announces the inauguration of the TNA Hall of Fame. The first inductee was later revealed to be Sting


In 1998, WWF Over The Edge: In Your House was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

– Marc Mero defeats Sable
– The Rock defeats Faarooq to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Kane defeats Vader in a Mask vs Mask Match
– The Nation (Owen Hart, Kama Mustafa & D’Lo Brown) defeat D-Generation X (Triple H, Billy Gunn & Road Dogg)
– Steve Austin defeats Dude Love in a Falls Count Anywhere Match with Vince McMahon as special guest referee and The Undertaker as ringside enforcer to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1971 – Tom Jones & Billy Red Lyons defeat The Spoilers (1 & 2) to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1979 – The Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma defeat Butch Miller & Sweet Williams to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, Jeff Jarrett defeats The Godfather to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1999 – on Nitro, The Jersey Triad defeat Raven & Perry Saturn to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Thunder, Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Palumbo) defeat KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clark) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2002 – Los Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) defeat Negro Casas & El Hijo del Santo to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

2004 – on Raw, La Resistance (Robert Conway & Sylvain Grenier) defeat Chris Benoit & Edge to win the World Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to one-time WCW Tag Team Champion Vampiro (46) and one-time GHC Heavyweight Champion Takashi Sugiura (43)

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