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On this day in pro wrestling history (May 14): Kerry Von Erich vs. Superstar Billy Graham, Giant Baba wins Champion Carnival tourney, lots of WCW

By Brian Hoops,

1964 - Gene Kiniski & Cyclone Negro defeated Toyonobori & Michiaki Yoshimura to win the All Asian Tag Team Title in Yokohama, Japan.

1970 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City; Baron Von Raschke defeated The Viking and Central States Heavyweight Champion Danny Little Bear fought Harley Race to a double-count out in three falls (referee Bob Geigel)

1973 - In Moline, Illinois; Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson & Ken Patera beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens & Superstar Billy Graham and Horst Hoffman went to a draw with Ric Flair.

1974 - Giant Baba won the 2nd All Japan Champion Carnival tournament by defeating Mr. Wrestling in the finals of the elimination tournament.

1981 - In Winnipeg; Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke beat Jerry Blackwell & John Studd; Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens; Tito Santana went to a no contest with Sheik Adnan and Brad Rheingans beat Jesse Ventura.

1983 - Carlos Colon defeated Ox Baker in San Juan, Puerto Rico to win the WWC World Heavyweight Title; Roddy Piper & Billy Jack Haynes defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Rip Oliver in the main event of a Pacific Northwest Wrestling event in Portland, Oregon.

1984 - NWA World champion Kerry Von Erich defeated Superstar Billy Graham in Ft Myers, FL.

1987 - In Kansas City, Kansas; Rufus Jones beat Bulldog Bob Brown to win Central State title and AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Pork Chop Cash & Warlord.

1992 - In Savannah, Georgia; WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko and WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat.

1993 - In Alexandria, Louisiana; WCW U.S. Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW World TV Champion Paul Orndorff; NWA World Champion Barry Windham defeated Ricky Steamboat; and Sting defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader in a non-title strap match.

1994 - In the main event of a Smoky Mountain Wrestling show in Johnson City, Tennessee; SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated The Rock N' Roll Express in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match.

2003 - In Nashville, Tennessee; Chris Sabin defeated Amazing Red & Jerry Lynn to win the TNA/NWA X-Division Championship.

2010 - During an edition of Smackdown from Buffalo, New York; Kofi Kingston defeated Christian to win the Intercontinental Title.