On this day in pro wrestling history (August 5): Great Sasuke unifies 8 titles, Iceman Parsons wins World Class title
By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com
1942 – In Des Moines, Iowa; Iowa State Heavyweight Champion Gene Bowman beat Jay Steele in 2 consecutive falls, Emil Dusek beat Babe Zaharias 2 falls to 0 and Joe Dusek and Hans Schultz went to a draw.
1949 – Don McIntyre won the Southern Heavyweight Title from Tom Mahoney in Atlanta, Georgia.
1965 – At Memorial Hall in Kansas City; Mongolian Stomper beat Bob Geigel 2 falls to 1, Bob Brown beat Jerry Miller by dq, Pat O’Connor beat Jim Grabmire and Ox Baker beat Johnny Raminez.
1966 -In Chicago; AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Crusher on a 3rd fall dq, The Alaskan & Big K beat Wilbur Snyder & Verne Gagne in 2 out of 3 falls and Killer Kowalski beat Guy Mitchell
1969 – Hiro Matsuda & Missouri Mauler defeated Cyclon Negro & Jack Brisco for the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Tampa
1972 – In Minneapolis; AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Wahoo McDaniel by countout, Ivan Koloff beat Ramon Torres, Don Muraco beat Big K
1975 – In Omaha, Nebraska; Billy Robinson beat Baron Von Raschke in 2 out of 3 falls; Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel, Kim Duk beat Sgt. Bob Slaughter (sub Dusty Rhodes), Jos Leduc & Ivan Putski beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant by dq and Buddy Wolff beat Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek). Attendance was 5,003
1976 – In Kansas City; NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defended the title against Harley Race
1977 – In St Paul, Minnesota; AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum, Billy Robinson beat Pedro Morales, Super Destroyer & Angelo Mosca beat Ray Stevens & the Crusher, Larry Hennig beat Roger Kirby by dq, Bob Backlund beat Chris Markoff and Steve Olsonoski drew Jan Nelson. Attendance was 5,317.
1986 – Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura to win the IWGP Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
1988 – Iceman King Parsons defeated Kerry Von Erich (subbing for Kevin Von Erich) to win the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title in Dallas.
1994 – The Rock n’ Roll Express defeated Chris Candido & Brian Lee for the Smoky Mountain Tag Team Title in Knoxville, Tennessee
1996 – The Great Sasuke defeated Ultimo Dragon in the finals of a tournament to unify eight separate junior heavyweight titles into one unified J-Crown championship.
1996 – The Moondogs (Spot & Rover) defeated Brickhouse Brown & Reggie B. Fine for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.
2010 – During a TNA Impact broadcast; Taylor Wilde & Hamada defeated the Beautiful People to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team titles.