This Day In Wrestling History – June 4th‏

Jun 4, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1981 – For the 3rd straight year, Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW MSG League by defeating Stan Hansen in the final

2001 – Jushin Liger wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Minoru Tanaka in the final

2004 – TNA Impact begins airing on Fox Sports

Title Changes

1962 – Buddy Austin & Mike Sharpe defeat Rikidozan & Toyonobori to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1981 – Kerry von Erich defeats Ernie Ladd to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1986 – Kerry von Erich is injured in a motorcycle accident, so passes his share of the WCCW World 6-Man Tag Team Titles to his brother Mike

1999 – NO FEAR (Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama) defeat Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

2002 – on Smackdown, Billy & Chuck defeat Rico & Rikishi in an Elimination Match to win the WWF Tag Team Titles. Billy Gunn becomes the first 10-time WWF/E Tag Team Champion

2006 – Takashi Sugiura defeats KENTA to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title. Also, Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi defeat Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone to win the GHC Tag Team Titles

2007 – on Raw, Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeat The Hardys (Matt & Jeff) to win the World Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to 2-time AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion Joe Malenko (58) and ECW Triple Crown Champion Mikey Whipwreck (40)

Also, today would have been the birthday of WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon (76)

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