This Day In Wrestling History – November 5th

Nov 5, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank



2008 – Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan win the NJPW G1 Climax Tag League, defeating Togi Makabe & Toru Yano in the final


In 2000, the final ECW November to Remember was held in Villa Park, Illinois

– Nova defeats Chris Chetti in a Loser Leaves Town Match
– Balls Mahoney & Chilly Willy defeat Da Baldies (Angel & Tony DeVito) in a Flaming Tables Match
– Rhino defeats New Jack to retain the ECW Television Title
– The FBI (Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke) defeat The Unholy Alliance (Yoshihiro Tajiri & Mikey Whipwreck) to retain the ECW Tag Team Titles. Whipwreck suffered an injury during the match, so Super Crazy came out to tag with Tajiri
– Steve Corino defeats Justin Credible, Jerry Lynn & The Sandman in a Double Jeopardy Match to win the ECW World Title

In 2006, WWE Cyber Sunday was a Raw-exclusive event, held in Cincinnati, Ohio.This was one of WWE’s interactive PPVs, where the fans voted for certain aspects of the matches. The results were revealed live on the show

– Jeff Hardy defeats Carlito to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title. The fans voted for Hardy’s opponent
– Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) defeat D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) with Eric Bischoff as special guest referee. The fans voted for the referee
– Lita defeats Mickie James in a Lumberjill Match to win the vacant WWE Womens Title. The fans voted for the stipulation
– Ric Flair & Roddy Piper defeat The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey) to win the World Tag Team Titles. The fans voted for Flair’s partner
– King Booker defeats John Cena & The Big Show in a Triple Threat Champion of Champions Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title. The fans voted for whose title would be on the line

Title Changes

1974 – Ken Mantell defeats Wrestling Pro to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title. This change is only recognised in the Gulf Coast region

1979 – Jim Garvin & Herb Calvert defeat Oki Shikina & Sugar Bear Harris to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1990 – Terry Funk defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1991 – Hiroshi Hase & Keiji Mutoh defeat Rick Steiner & Scott Norton (subbing for the injured Scott Steiner) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1991 – The Young Pistols (Steve Armstrong & Tracey Smothers) defeat The Patriots (Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip) to win the WCW United States Tag Team Titles

1994 – The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) defeat Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

1997 – The J-Crown is retired after the WWF retakes control of it’s Light Heavyweight Title, causing Shinjiro Otani to vacate all of the J-Crown titles except the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2001 – on Raw, The Rock defeats Chris Jericho to win the WCW World Title. Also, Test defeats Edge to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2002 – on Smackdown, Edge & Rey Mysterio defeat Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

2005 – Akira Taue defeats Takeshi Rikio to win the GHC Heavyweight Title


As far as I’m aware, there are no significant birthdays on this date

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