This Day In Wrestling History – November 5th
1963 – Jackie Fargo and Mario Milano defeat Karl and Skull Von Stroheim, to win the NWA Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship.
1974 – Ken Mantell defeats Wrestling Pro, to become the undisputed NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion.
1979 – Jimmy Garvin and Herb Calvert defeat Sugar Bear Harris and Oki Shikina, to win the NWA (Tri-State) United States Tag Team Championship.
1990 – In the United States Wrestling Association, Terry Funk defeats Jerry Lawler, to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship.
1991 – Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh defeat Rick Steiner and Scott Norton, to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship. Norton was a substitute for Scott Steiner, who was unable to compete due to injury.
1991 – On a taping of WCW Main Event, The Young Pistols (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers) defeat The Patriots (Todd Champion and Firecracker Chip), to win the WCW United States Tag Team Championship. This episode of Main Event would air on December 15th.
1994 – ECW November to Remember is held at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia in front of 1,000 fans. In a “Brawl Game” tag team match, The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeat Cactus Jack and Mikey Shipwreck, to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship. Shane Douglas retains the ECW World Heavyweight Championship after defeating Ron Simmons. Complete results of this event can be found here
1997 – The J-Crown is retired, after the WWF demands the return of their Light Heavyweight Championship. At the time, the title was held by Shinjiro Otani. The title had been defended in NJPW and the Universal Wrestling Federation in Mexico. Otani returns the Light Heavyweight Championship to the WWF and vacates the other titles that made up the J-Crown. The only title Otani holds on to is the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
1998 – On WCW Thunder, Chris Jericho retains the World Television Championship, defeating Prince Iaukea.
2000 – The final ECW November to Remember is held in Villa Park, Illinois in front of 4,600 fans. In the main event, Steve Corino becomes the new ECW World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Justin Credible, The Sandman, and Jerry Lynn in a “Double Jeopardy” Match. Complete results of this event can be found here
2001 – On WWF RAW, The Rock defeats Chris Jericho, to win the WCW Championship for the second time. Also, Test wins the WWF Intercontinental Championship for the first time, defeating Edge.
2005 – Akira Taue defeats Takeshi Rikio, to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship.
2006 – WWE Cyber Sunday is held in Cincinnati in front of a crowd of 7,000. Fans could vote online for stipulations, match types, and opponents for the matches on the card. In a Lumberjill Match, Lita defeats Mickie James, to win the vacant WWE Women’s Championship. Ric Flair and Roddy Piper win the World Tag Team Championship after defeating The Spirit Squad. Complete results of this event can be found here
2009 – Adam Firestorm dies from an apparent suicide at the age of 32. He was a 2-time NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Champion and 1-time NWA/ECCW Heavyweight Champion.
2010 – On Friday Night SmackDown, MVP defeats “Dashing” Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre, in a Triple Threat Match, to become the #1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
2011 – In a No Disqualification Match, Tiffany Roxx defeats Tasha Simone, to win the NWA World Women’s Championship.
HAPPY BIRTHAY TO: WWE NXT wrestler Alexander Wolfe (30 years old); current tag team champion in the United States Wrestling Alliance Francisco Ciatso (41 years old); former NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Scott Summers (38 years old); 2-time DDT Extreme Champion Super Sasadango Machine aka Muscle Sakai (39 years old); former Mexican National Women’s Champion & Women’s Tag Team Champion Neftali (46 years old); and former TNA Knockouts’ Champion Sienna (29 years old).