This Day In Wrestling History – December 1st

Dec 1, 2016 - by Bill Fenbers

1972 – Bobo Brazil defeats Kintaro Ohki, to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Championship.

1973 – In Philadelphia, Stan Stasiak defeats Pedro Morales, to win the WWWF Heavyweight Championship.  Morales had held the title since February 8, 1971, a span of 1,027 days.

1986 – Brian Adias and Al Madril win the WCWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating The Dingo Warrior and Lance Von Erich.

1997 – In the Monday Night Wars, WCW Monday Nitro (3.8 TV rating) defeats WWF Raw Is War (3.0 rating).

2004 – Chad Toland defeats Chris Cage, to win the Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Championship.

2007 – In Florida Championship Wrestling, TJ Wilson defeats Afa, Jr., in a Ladder Match, to win the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship.

2009 – Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft make their WWE debut, on this evening’s ECW on Syfy.  Barreta and Croft defeat Bobby Shields and Tyler Hilton in a tag team match.

2012 – All four active championships change hands at Ohio Valley Wrestling’s Saturday Night SpecialThe Gutcheckers (Alex Silva and Sam Shaw) defeat Jesse Godderz and Rudy Switchblade, to win the OVW Southern Tag Team ChampionshipTaeler Hendrix defeats Taryn Terrell, to win the OVW Women’s Championship.  In a No Disqualification Match, Jamin Olivencia defeats Joe Coleman, to win the OVW Television Championship.  And Rob Terry defeats Crimson, to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: former Resistance Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champion Jake Omen (32 years old);  former NWA Western States Tag Team Champion Jimi Mayhem (33 years old);  former NJPW performer Blue Wolf (40 years old);  former wrestler and valet, in TNA, WWE, & ECW Trinity (45 years old);  former WCW wrestler Dave Sullivan (59 years old);  former WWF Women’s Tag Team Champion Noriyo Tateno (51 years old).

Today would’ve been the 85th birthday for Klondike Bill;  Klondike won titles in six NWA territories in his career, and performed in the WWWF in the 1960s.

SOURCES: Gerweck Archives, WrestleView, The Internet Wrestling Database

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