This Day In Wrestling History – August 6th‏

Aug 6, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1996 – Riki Choshu wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Masahiro Chono in the final


In 1995, WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI was held in Daytona Beach, Florida

– The Renegade defeats Paul Orndorff to retain the WCW Television Title
– Booker T, Stevie Ray & Sister Sherri defeated Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater & Col. Robert Parker
– Big Van Vader defeats Arn Anderson & Ric Flair in a Handicap Match

Title Changes

1964 – Mike Gallagher & Nelson Royal defeat Bobby Graham & Jerry Kozak to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1973 – Black Gordman & Goliath defeat Jose Lothario & Ivan Putski to win the Texas Tag Team Titles

1981 – Bob Orton Jr defeats Don Diamond to win the MSW Mississippi Title

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

1996 – La Nueva Ola Blanca (Gran Markus Jr & El Hijo del Gladiador) defeat Atlantis & Rayo de Jalisco Jr to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, Tajiri defeats X-Pac to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Valiant (71), retired indy female Jetta (26) and indy regular Reby Sky (27)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Dino Bravo (65) and former NWA regular Grizzly Smith (81)

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