This Day In Wrestling History – August 5th‏

Aug 5, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2012, AAA TripleMania XX was held in Mexico City. The event featured the induction of Perro Aguayo into the AAA Hall of Fame

– La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider & Psicosis) lost a Parejas Suicidas Cage Match to Chessman & Juventud Guerrera, La Familia de Tijuana (Extreme Tiger & Halloween) & The Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart)
– Psicosis defeats Joe Lider in a Hair vs Hair Match
– Team Joaquin Roldan (Electroshock & LA Park) defeat Team Dorian Roldan (Jeff Jarrett & Kurt Angle) forcing Dorian to shave his head
– El Mesias defeats El Hijo del Perro Aguayo to retain the AAA World Heavyweight Title
– Dr Wagner Jr defeats Mascara Ano 2000 Jr in a Mask vs Mask Match

Also in 2012, New Japan Pro Wrestling held their first iPPV in Osaka, Japan

– Lance Archer defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan
– Karl Anderson defeats Shelton Benjamin
– Togi Makabe defeats Tetsuya Naito
– Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Kazuchika Okada
– Naomichi Marufuji defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi

Title Changes

1958 – Bill Longson defeats Fritz von Erich to win the vacant Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1975 – Billy Graham defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1979 – El Halcon defeats The Spoiler to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1985 – John Tatum defeats Shawn Cody to win the vacant WCCW Television Title

1986 – Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido defeat Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1988 – King Parsons defeats Kerry von Erich (subbing for his brother Kevin) to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1991 – Big Josh, Dustin Rhodes & Tom Zenk defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Badstreet, Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) to win the WCW Six-Man Tag Team Titles

1991 – Bill Dundee defeats Danny Davis to win the USWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1993 – The Jurassic Powers (Hercules Hernandez & Scott Norton) defeat The Hell Raisers (Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1994 – The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeat Chris Candido & Brian Lee to win the SMW Tag Team Titles

1996 – The Great Sasuke wins an 8-Man Tournament to become the first holder of the J-Crown


Happy birthday to tag team legend Stan Lane (60), one-time AWA Tag Team Champion Pat Tanaka (52), former IWGP and AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion Kendo Kashin (45), current WWE wrestler Hunico (36) and one-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Ikuto Hidaka (41)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time NWA Womens Champion Mildred Burke (98)

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