This Day In Wrestling History– August 6th

Aug 6, 2014 - by staff


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


In 1994, SMW Fire On The Mountain was held at the Freedom Hall Civic Center, in Johnson City, Tennessee. With an attendance of 1,800:

– The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa Saed) defeated Skyfire & Anthony Michaels
– Doug Furnas defeated Bob Orton Jr.
– Dirty White Boy defeated Dick Slater to retain the SMW Heavyweight Title
– Lance Storm & Tracy Smothers defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard & Jimmy Del Ray)
– Brian Lee & Chris Candido (with Tammy Fytch) defeated The Rock n Roll Express (Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton) to win the SMW Tag Team Titles in a Fytch’s Hair vs. Morton’s Hair Match
– Bob Armstrong, Tracy Smothers, & Road Warrior Hawk defeated Terry Funk, Bruiser Bedlam, & Dory Funk Jr. in a 6-man tag team Texas Death Match

In 1995, WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI was held at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, Florida:

Dark Matches:
Johnny B. Badd defeated Big Bubba Rogers
– The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs & Jerry Sags) defeated Ricky Santana & David Sierra
– Brian Pillman defeated Marcus Bagwell
– Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala via DQ
Clash of the Champions:
– Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated Meng & Kurasawa (Manabu Nakanishi)
– Diamond Dallas Page defeated Alex Wright
– The Renegade defeated Paul Orndorff to retain the WCW Television Title
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray), & Sister Sherri defeated Bunkhouse Buck, Dick Slater & Col. Robert Parker to earn a WCW Tag Team title shot at Fall Brawl
– Big Van Vader defeated Arn Anderson & Ric Flair in a Handicap Match

Title Changes

1963 – Ali Bay defeated Gory Guerrero to win the EMLL NWA Light Heavyweight Title in El Paso, Texas

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

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

1981 – Bob Orton Jr. defeated 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) defeated Atlantis & Rayo de Jalisco Jr to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles

2001 – on Raw, Tajiri defeated X-Pac to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title in Anaheim, California


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Valiant (72), retired indy female Jetta (27), & indy regular Reby Sky (28)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Dino Bravo (66), & former NWA regular Grizzly Smith (82)

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