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On this day in pro wrestling history (May 21): HHH beats Rock for WWE title, Jericho & Benoit vs. Steve Austin and HHH

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1952 - Lou Thesz defeated Baron Michele Leone in Los Angeles to merge the California-version of the World Title with the National Wrestling Alliance and National Wrestling Association World Titles.

1966 - In a non title match in Chicago, Illinois; Dick the Bruiser beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon

1970 - In Kansas City, Kansas; Roger Kirby and Pat O'Conner wrestled to a draw and in a Fence Match, Danny Little Bear defeated Harley Race via DQ.

1974 - In Tampa, Florida; Bill Watts beat Buddy Colt, Pak Song beat Dusty Rhodes by countout, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown beat Danny Hodge & Don Muraco and AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Red Beard

1982 - Wahoo McDaniel defeated Sgt. Slaughter for the United States Heavyweight Title in Richmond, Virginia; In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan and Bobby Duncum beat Tito Santana.

1983 - In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel no contest with Jerry Lawler, Jesse Ventura beat Rick Martel and Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke.

1985 - In Portland, Oregon at the Don Owens 60th Anniversary show; NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a draw with Billy Jack Haynes,
AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Mike Miller, Curt Hennig & Larry Hennig beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors via dq and
Roddy Piper beat Buddy Rose.

1986 - The White Ninja (Keiji Mutoh) defeated Kendall Windham for the Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa

1988 - In Memphis, Tennessee; AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Bill Dundee and Robert Fuller beat Jeff Jarrett.

1995 - At the WCW PPV, Slamboree in St. Petersburg, Florida; The Nasty Boys defeated Harlem Heat to win the WCW World Tag Team Title; In Trois Riveres, Quebec; Jeff Jarrett defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Razor Ramon to win the title.

2000 - Triple H defeated the Rock to win the WWF Championship at the WWF 2000 Judgement Day PPV held in Louisville, Kentucky.

2001 - Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit defeated Steve Austin and Triple H for the WWF World Tag Team Title in San Jose, California. Also on the show, The Big Show defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno to win the title.

2006 - At the WWF Judgement Day PPV in Phoenix, Arizona; Brian Kendrick and Paul London defeated Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Also, Booker T won the 2006 King of the Ring tournament by defeating Bobby Lashley in the finals.