On This Day In Wrestling…August 5th

On this day in wrestling history for August 5th saw Japanese legend The Great Sasuke win a hugely prestigious tournament.

The Great Sasuke

1996 – The Great Sasuke defeated Ultimo Dragon in the final of the J-Crown tournament to win a total of eight different title belts, collectively known as the J-Crown. Included in the haul of titles was the WWF Light-Heavyweight Championship, the IWGP and NWA Junior Heavyweight Championships and the British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Championship.

2000 – Pro Wrestling NOAH presented their first event, titled ‘Departure’ in Tokyo. The main event was a 2 out of 3 falls tag team match that saw Jun Akiyama and Kenta Kobashi defeat Akira Taue and Mitsuharu Misawa by a 2-0 scoreline.

2006 – Brian Danielson (Daniel Bryan) and Samoa Joe fought to a legandary sixty-minute draw with the ROH Championship at stake at ROH’s Fight Of The Century event in Edison, New Jersey.

2011 – WWE conducted one of the biggest one day talent purges in their history when they released a raft of talent including Melina, Harry Smith, Chris Masters and Vladimir Kozlov.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Rick Derringer (1947)
  • Stan Lane (1953)
  • Pat Tanaka (1963)
  • Sin Cara (1977)
  • BUSHI (1983)
  • Joey Hayes (1985)
  • Shazza McKenzie (1988)
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