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This Day In Wrestling History – December 5th‏



Trivia

1984 – Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami win the NJPW MSG Tag League, defeating Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch in the final

1997 – Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League, defeating Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa in the ‘final’ after both teams finished on 15 points

1998 – Stan Hansen & Vader win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League

2005 – The Dudleys (Bubba Ray & D-Von) win the All Japan World’s Strongest Tag Team League, defeating Akebono & Keiji Mutoh in the final

Events

In 2003, All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV in Tokyo, Japan

– Satoshi Kojima & Kaz Hayashi defeat Arashi & Ebeto-san
– The Mask of Tiger & Mister Japan Kamikaze defeat La Parka Original & Parka Guerrera
– Gigantes, Bull Buchanan & Justin Credible defeat Nobutaka Araya, Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto
– Keiji Mutoh, Sam Greco & Abdullah The Butcher defeat TAKA Michinoku, D-Lo Brown & Jamal
– Toshiaki Kawada & Kendo Kashin defeat Shinya Hashimoto & Wataru Sakata

In 2004, TNA Turning Point, held in Orlando, Florida, was only TNA’s second monthly PPV

– Team Canada (Eric Young & Bobby Roode) defeat 3 Live Kru (BG James & Ron Killings) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Monty Brown defeats Abyss in a Serengeti Survival Match
– Petey Williams defeats Chris Sabin to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy & randy Savage defeat The Kings of Wrestling (Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall)
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeat Triple X (Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper) in a Six Sides Of Steel Match, forcing Triple X to disband

Also in 2004, AAA Guerra de Titanes was held in Naucalpan, Mexico

– Poncho de Nigris defeats May Flowers & Polvo de Estrellas in a Handicap Hair vs Hair Match
– Pirata Morgan lost a Hair vs Hair Cage Match to La Fiera, Hator, Heavy Metal & Latin Lover
– Cibernetico & La Parka defeat La Legion Extranjera (Konnan & Rikishi) by DQ

In 2010, TNA Final Resolution was held in Orlando, Florida

– Tara defeats Mickie James in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Robbie E defeats Jay Lethal by DQ to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Douglas Williams defeats AJ Styles to win the TNA Television Title
– The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeat Generation Me (Max & Jeremy Buck) in a Full Metal Mayhem Match to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Abyss defeats D’Angelo Dinero in a Casket Match
– Jedd Jarrett defeats Samoa Joe in a Submission Match
– Jeff Hardy defeats Matt Morgan in a No-DQ Match with Mr Anderson as special guest referee to retain the TNA World Title

Also in 2010, AAA Guerra de Titanes was held in Zapopan, Mexico

– La Milicia (Alan Stone, Chris Stone & Super Fly) defeat Aero Star, El Elegido & Octagon in a Street Fight
– Los Maniacos (Silver King & Ultimo Gladiator) defeat La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario) & La Legion Extranjera (Hernandez & El Ilegal) in a 3-Way Ladder Match to retain the AAA Tag Team Titles
– El Zorro defeats Dr Wagner Jr to win the AAA Heavyweight Title
– Los Perros del Mal (Damian 666, Halloween & X-Fly) defeat Los Psycho Circus (Psycho Clown, Monster Clown & Murder Clown) in a Weapons Cage Match

Title Changes

1983 – Brian Adias defeats Super Destroyer 1 to win the WCCW Television Title

1984 – Brad Armstrong defeats Ernie Ladd to win the MSW North American Title

1994 – Buddy Landel defeats Brian Lee to win the SMW Television Title

1997 – Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeat The Full Blooded Italians to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2010 – Kotaro Suzuki defeats Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 2-time AWA World Champion Larry Zbyszko (62), former NWA star Adrian Street (73) and one-time WWF and AJPW Tag Team Champion The Dynamite Kid (55)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time WWWF United States Tag Team Champion Chris Tolos (84)

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