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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.