This Day In Wrestling History – September 5th
1938 – In the National Wrestling Association, Bob Kenaston defeats Chick Dude, to win the World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
1961 – Dante and Mephisto defeat Tex Riley and Len Rossi, to win the NWA Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship.
1973 – Terry and Ron Garvin defeat Tojo Yamamoto and Johnny Marlin, to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship.
1977 – The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown/Buddy Roberts) defeat Jim Garvin and Jim Bryant, to win the NWA Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship.
1979 – In Mid South Wrestling, Mike George defeats Mr. Wrestling II, to win the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship.
1982 – Kevin Von Erich defeats King Kong Bundy, to win the NWA American Heavyweight Championship.
1983 – Dutch Mantel and Austin Idol defeat The Midnight Express, to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship.
1983 – World Class Championship Wrestling holds it’s first Labor Day “Star Wars” event in Forth Worth, Texas, in front of 12,000 fans.
-Iceman Parsons defeats Buddy Roberts.
-In a Lumberjack Match, Bruiser Brody defeats Kamala via disqualification.
-Kerry Von Erich defeats Michael Hayes in a Country Whipping Match.
-Kevin Von Erich defeats Jimmy Garvin via disqualification.
-In a two-out-of-three falls match, David Von Erich defeats Terry Gordy two falls to one.
-In a six-man tag team match, The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Terry Gordy/Buddy Roberts) defeat Kerry, Kevin, and David Von Erich.
1985 – The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn/Stan Lane) defeat The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd/Rip Morgan), to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship.
1987 – Scott Irwin, aka The Super Destroyer, dies from a brain tumor at age 35. Irwin was a WWWF Tag Team Champion in 1978. He also won championships in Georgia Championship Wrestling and World Class Championship Wrestling, among others.
1988 – John Tatum and Jimmy Jack Funk defeat Steve and Shaun Simpson, to win the WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship.
1990 – WCW holds Clash of the Champions XII: Mountain Madness/Fall Brawl from Asheville, North Carolina. The event drew 4,000 fans and a 5.0 TV rating for TBS; the last time TBS would earn such a rating for a Clash of The Champions event.
-In a tag team match, The Master Blasters (Iron / Steel) defeat Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner. This is the debut of The Master Blasters. However “Iron” would be replaced by “Blade” (Al Green) later in the month.
-In a tag team match, The Southern Boys (Steve Armstrong/Tracy Smothers) defeat The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin).
-Mike Rotunda defeats Buddy Landel.
-In a tag team match, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs/Jerry Sags) defeat Jackie Fulton and Terry Taylor.
-“Wildfire” Tommy Rich defeats “Wild” Bill Irwin.
-Susan Sexton defeats Bambi.
-In a tag team match, The Steiner Brothers defeat Maximum Overdrive (Tim Hunt/Jeff Warner).
-Stan Hansen defeats Z-Man.
-Lex Luger retains the NWA United States Championship; he defeats Ric Flair via disqualification after interference from Stan Hansen.
-Sting defeats The Black Scorpion, to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
1991– WCW Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl is held in Augusta, Georgia in front of 2,800 fans. It earned a 3.7 TV rating on TBS.
-El Gigante wins a Battle Royal. Other participants were Z-Man, Tommy Rich, Bobby Eaton, Ranger Ross, Tracy Smothers, Oz, P.N. News, Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Steve Austin, Dustin Rhodes, Terrence Taylor, Big Josh, Barry Windham, and One Man Gang.
-In a semi-final match to determine the new WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion, Brian Pillman defeats Blackstreet.
-In the other semi-final, Richard Moron defeats Mike Graham.
-In a tag team match, The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin) defeat The Patriots (Todd Champion and Firecracker Chip).
-Ron Simmons defeats The Diamond Studd.
-Van Hammer defeats Terrence Taylor.
-Steve Austin defeats Tom Zenk, to retain the WCW World Television Championship.
-The Enforcers (Arn Anderson / Larry Zbyszko) defeat Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier, to win the vacant WCW World Tag Team Championship.
1994 – In Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Boo Bradley defeats Lance Storm, to win the SMW Television Championship.
1996 – Johnny Ace and Steve Williams defeat Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa, to win the AJPW World Tag Team Championship.
1997 – In All-Pro Wrestling, Michael Modest defeats Donovan Morgan, to win the APW Universal Heavyweight Championship.
2007 – At an untelevised live event in Cape Town, South Africa, Paul London and Brian Kendrick defeat Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, to win the WWE World Tag Team Championship.
2007 – In Ohio Valley Wrestling, Terminal Velocity (Chet Jablonski/Steve Lewington) defeat The James Boys (K.C. and Kassidy James), to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
2007 – Andrew Martin (aka Test when he was in WWE) is released from TNA Wrestling. Martin had just made his debut in TNA on August 2, 2007.
2010 – TNA No Surrender is held at the Impact Zone, in front of 1,100 fans.
-The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin/Alex Shelley) defeat Generation Me (Max Buck/Jeremy Buck), to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
-Douglas Williams defeats Sabu, to retain the X Division Championship.
-Abyss defeats Rhino in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
-Velvet Sky defeats Madison Rayne in a Knockouts’ match.
-In a tag team match, Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe defeat Kevin Nash and Sting via knockout.
-AJ Styles defeats Tommy Dreamer in an “I Quit” Match.
-In one semi-final to determine a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy fight to time limit draw. As a result, both men advanced to the tournament final. Had Angle lost the match, he would’ve had to retire.
-In the other semi-final, Mr. Anderson defeats D’Angelo Dinero, to advance to the tournament final.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Current WWE RAW Superstar and former NXT Tag Team Champion as a member of the Lucha Dragons Sin Cara (39 years old), former WWC and TNA referee Shane Sewell (44 years old today); Deep South Wrestling and Heartland Wrestling Association Champion Derick Neikirk (42 years old); Minoru Fujita, a champion in NWA, IWA, AWA, and UWA (39 years old); and finally Slyck Wagner Brown, a champion in 18 different pro wrestling promotions (37 years old today).
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