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On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions

By Brian Hoops,

1905 - At Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, World Greco-Roman Champion George Hackenschmidt defeated American Heavyweight Champion Tom Jenkins in two straight falls, to become the World Catch-as-Catch Can Heavyweight Champion

1947 - Danny McShain defeated Martino Angelo for the World Light Heavyweight Title in Hollywood, California

1950 - Danny McShain defeated Miguel Guzmán for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

1958 - Jim Larock defeated Sandor Kovacs to become the first Tri-State NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1961 - Dory Dixon and Rito Romero defeated The Corsicans (Jean and Joe) to win the Texas NWA World Tag Team Title in Houston, Texas.

1964 - Don Curtis and Abe Jacobs defeated Duke Keomuka and Hiro Matsuda for the Florida NWA World Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida

1971 - Dale Lewis defeated The Champion (Tarzan Tyler) for the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title in Miami, Florida

1972 - Roberto Soto defeated Buddy Colt to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia; Raul Mata and Rey Mendoza defeated Killer Kowalski and Kinji Shibuya for the NWA Americas Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California.

1973 - In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jimmy Valiant in 2 out of 3 falls and Superstar Billy Graham & Ernie Ladd beat Bill Watts & Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls.

1976 - Dino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling defeated Gene and Ole Andersno to win the NWA World Tag Team Title in Raleigh, North Carolina; Verne Gagne, Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel, Blackjack Lanza and Bobby Duncum and Larry Hennig beat Baron Von Raschke in Davenport, Iowa.

1978 - Bruno Sammartino defeated Gorilla Monsoon for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Jerry Brown and Bobby Jaggers defeated Ray Candy and Steven Little Bear to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1979 - Hurácan Castillo and Carlos Colón defeated Frankie Laine and Dutch Mantel for the WWC North American Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1980 - In Memphis, Tennessee; Buddy Fuller beat Wayne Farris in a Lights out match; Paul Ellering & Sonny King beat Jackie Fargo & Rocky Johnson and Southern Tag Team Champions Dennis Condrey & David Shults beat Jimmy Valiant & Steve Regal

1982 - King Kong Bundy defeated Kerry Von Erich for the World Class American Heavyweight Title in Lawton, Oklahoma; Junkyard Dog and Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs) defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) to win the Mid-South Tag Team Title in Jackson, Mississippi

1983 - Jerry Brown defeated Roger Kirby for the NWA Central States Television Title in Kansas City, Kansas; In Lexington, Kentucky; Jerry Lawler beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel in a Non Title Match; Fabulous Ones beat The Moondogs and Rock & Roll Express beat Jim Cornette & The Galaxians

1984 - Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco for the NWA World Tag Team Title in Greensboro, North Carolina; Blackjack Mulligan defeated Black Bart to win the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title in St. Petersburg, Florida

1985 - At the World Class second annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions event in Texas Stadium, In a two-ring no-disqualification match, The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) to win the WCCW American Tag Team Title.

1986 - Rick Rude defeated Lance Von Erich to win the World Class Television Title in Fort Worth, Texas; Steve DiSalvo defeated Ron Ritchie for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Vancouver, British Columbia

1988 - Canek defeats Perro Aguayo for the UWA World Heavyweight Title

1989 - At a Continental Wrestling Federation event in Knoxville, Tennessee, Kevin Dillinger defeated Danny Davis to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title. Also at that show, Masahiro Chono and Mike Davis won the CWF Tag Team Title from Davey and Johnny Rich.

1990 - Jerry Lawler defeated Jimmy Valiant to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee; Invaders I and IV won the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, by defeating Leo Burke and Chicky Starr.

2001 - Randy Orton won the OVW Hardcore Championship in Jeffersonville, Indiana by defeating Flash Flanagan; At the WWF Insurrextion PPV in London, England; Chris Jericho defeated William Regal to win the Queen's Cup.

2002 - El Zorro defeated Héctor Garza to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico. At the same event, Lady Apache won the Mexican National Women's Title from Tiffany.

2003 - Ultimo Dragon defeated The Great Sasuke for the NWA World Middleweight Title in Sendai, Japan

2004 - Aja Kong and Amazing Kong defeated The Crush Gals (Lioness Asuka and Chigusa Nagayo) for the AAAW Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.