The World of Wrestling, Historically, on Aug 5th

By Maurice D. Proffit

This Day in Pro Wrestling History


Here at Rant Sports we are proud to  run a “This Day in Pro Wrestling History” piece, highlighting various events from all of the major US promotions (past and present) that pin point an occurrence that took place in pro wrestling’s past. Weather if it was a small event or something historic, the occurrences still is a part of history that deserves to be recognized. Enjoy this next piece of many of “This Day in Pro Wrestling History”.


AUG 5th


Promotion: WWF/WWE (World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment)

Event: Monday Night Raw

Date: Aug 5th 2002

Main Event: Rob Van Dam vs Chris Jericho (Winner: Rob Van Dam)


Promotion: TNA (Total Non-Stop Action)

Event: TNA iMPACT Taping

Date: August 5th 2004

Main Event: Frankie Kazairian, Kid Kash, Michael Shane and Petey Williams vs Chis Sabain, Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper and Sonjay Dutt in an 8 Man Tag (Winner: Frankie Kazairian, Kid Kash, Michael Shane and Petey Williams )


Promotion: WCW (World Championship Wrestling)

Event: WCW Thunder

Date: August 5th 1998

Main Event: Konnan, Lex Luger and Sting vs Brian Adams, Scott Hall and Curt Henning (Winner: Konnan, Lex Luger and Sting)


Promotion: ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling)

Event: ECW Wrestlepaloopza 95

Date: August 5th 1995

Main Event: Mufasa and New Jack vs Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock (Winner: Mufasa and New Jack)


Promotion: NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling)

Event: NJPW Sumo Hall

Date: August 5th 1986

Main Event: Antonio Inoki vs Dr. Death Steve Williams (Winner: Antonio Inoki)



 Wrestlers Born on Aug 5th

-Hunico (1977)

– Pat Tanaka (1963)

-“Sweet” Stan Lane (1953)


Wrestlers Died on Aug 5th

-Bulldog Gannon (1986)

-Donald Lortie (2006)


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