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This Day In Wrestling History – June 5th‏



Trivia

1980 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW MSG League, defeating Stan Hansen in the final

1997 – El Samurai wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Koji Kanemoto in the final

2002 – Koji Kanemoto wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Minoru Tanaka in the final

Title Changes

1958 – Dory Funk defeats Angelo Savoldi to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1975 – Dick Murdoch defeats Danny Miller to win the TSW North American Title

1989 – Genichiro Tenryu defeats Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title. Also, Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat defeat Footloose (Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada) to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1990 – Terry Gordy defeats Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title. Also, Shinichi Nakano & Akira Taue defeat Johnny & Davey Boy Smith to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1998 – Cho-Ten (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeat Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka to win the vacant IWGP Tag Team Titles

2000 – on Nitro, Eric Bischoff defeats Terry Funk to win the WCW Hardcore Title

2001 – on Smackdown, Jeff Hardy defeats Jerry Lynn to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title

2004 – Gedo & Jado defeat American Dragon & Curry Man to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2004 – Kazuyuji Fujita defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2005 – Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura defeat Kenta & Naomichi Marufuji to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former ECW and WWE star Mike ‘Nova’ Bucci (41) and former ECW Television Champion Glen Osbourne (42)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time AWA World Champion Dr Bill Miller (86)



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