On this day in pro wrestlnig history: Fritz Von Erich, Moondog Mayne, Rod Piper, WrestleMania IV vs. First Clash with Flair vs. Sting
By Brian Hoops
1953 – Ed Francis defeated Lou Klein in Columbus, Ohio for the Midwest
Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title
1959 – Mighty Ursus and Shag Thomas defeated Maurice and Paul Vachon for
the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta
1961 – Guy and Joe Brunetti defeated Mitsu Arakawa and Mr. Moto to win
the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British
1967 – Fritz Von Erich won the NWA American Heavyweight Title in Fort
Worth, Texas, by defeating Brute Bernard
1970 – Frankie Laine and Moondog Mayne defeated Karl and Kurt Von
Steiger to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title
1971 – Stan Stasiak defeated Dutch Savage to win the NWA Pacific
Northwest Heavyweight Title from Dutch Savage.
1971 – The Avengers (Jimmy Golden and Dennis Hall) defeated Bobby Hart
and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title in
1973 – The Mongol and The Rugged Russian (Pedro Godoy) defeated Bob
Kelly and Ken Lucas to win the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team
Title in Mobile, Alabama.
1982 – Invader I won the WWC North American Heavyweight Title from Bobby
Jaggers in Bayamón, Puerto Rico,
1983 – Roddy Piper defeated Dick Slater in Asheville, North Carolina to
win the NWA Television Title
1983 – Private Nelson defeated Terry Kay for the NWA Canadian Television
Title in Toronto, Ontario
1988 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Demolition won the WWF World Tag
Team Titles from Strike Force and Randy Savage pinned Ted DiBiase to win
the WWF World Title at Wrestlemania IV.
1988 – In Greenboro, North Carolina, Lex Luger and Barry Windham
defeated NWA WOrld Tag Team Champions Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson
while Ric Flair and Sting wrestled to a 45 minute time limit draw.
1988 – In Tokyo, Japan, Bruiser Brody pinned NWA International Champion
Jumbo Tsuruta to win the title.
1992 – Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dark Patriot (Doug Gilbert) for the
Global Wrestling Federation North American Heavyweight Title in Dallas,
1995 – Miss Texas (Jacqueline Moore) defeated Sweet Georgia Brown to win
the USWA Women’s Titles in Memphis, Tennessee,
1998 – Doug Gilbert won the vacant NWA National Heavyweight Title in
Mount Holly, New Jersey,
winning a three-way match against Rocco Rock and Barry Windham.
2004 – Takeshi Morishima regained the World League Wrestling Heavyweight
Title by defeating Rick Steiner in Bolivar, Missouri.
2005 – In Tokyo, Japan; Minoru Fujita and Ikuto Hidaka defeated Alex
Shelley and Spanky (Brian Kendrick) to win the vacant NWA International
Lightweight Tag Team Title.