This Day In Wrestling History – August 4th‏

Aug 4, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1989 – WCCW and CWA merge to form the USWA


In 1996, WCW Kollision in Korea (Collision in Korea on the VHS release) aired on PPV. The event was taped over 2 days (the 28th and 29th April 1995) in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was a joint promotion between WCW and NJPW and was the first major appearance of an American wrestling promotion in the country. It also set the as yet unbeaten record for the largest attendance at a wrestling event, with 340,000 people attending over the 2 days

– Wild Pegaus defeats 2 Cold Scorpio
– Yuji Nagata defeats Tokimitsu Ishizawa
– Masahiro Chono & Hiro Saito defeat El Samurai & Tadao Yasuda
– Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto defeat Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida
– Shinya Hashimoto fought Scott Norton to a time-limit draw to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– Road Warrior Hawk defeats Tadao Yasuda
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki
– Antonio Inoki defeats Ric Flair

Title Changes

1966 – Fritz von Erich defeats Johnny Valentine to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1969 – Fritz von Erich defeats Johnny Valentine to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1977 – Dick Murdoch defeats Bill Watts to win the TSW North American Title

1984 – Mike von Erich defeats Gino Hernandez to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1989 – Scott Braddock & Cactus Jack defeat Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1994 – The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard) defeat The Thugs (Tony Anthony & Tracy Smothers) to win the SMW Tag Team Titles. They would be the final champions before the promotion closed in November

2000 – Los Guerreros del Infierno (Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero) defeat Mr Niebla & Villano IV in the final of a tournament to win the vacant CMLL Tag Team Titles

2002 – Bradshaw defeats Tommy Dreamer to win the WWE Hardcore Title, but would lose it back to Dreamer before the end of the night

2008 – on Raw, Batista & John Cena defeat The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr) to win the World Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to current TNA Tag Team Champion Kazarian (36), 4-time WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko (53) and 5-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kensuke Sasaki (47)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former southern star Tiger Conway Sr (81)

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