On This Day In Wrestling History…June 5th

On 5th June in wrestling history, Eric Bischoff won the only title of his career with a victory on WCW Monday Nitro over the legendary Terry Funk.

Eric Bischoff

Credit: WWE

2000 – Eric Bischoff won the only championship of his career, the WCW Hardcore Championship in a match on Monday Nitro against Terry Funk. He gave the title to Big Vito and Johnny The Bull the next night on Thunder as a thank you for helping him defeat Funk.

2001 – Jeff Hardy defeated Jerry Lynn to win the WWF Light-Heavyweight Championship at a SmackDown taping in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

2004 – The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship changed hands in Osaka, Japan when Gedo & Jedo (wrestling as The World Class Tag Team) defeated American Dragon (Bryan Danielson) and Curry Man (Christopher Daniels)

2006 – WWE announced they had officially acquired the libraries for World Class Championship Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling. Eventually they would be offered as content on the WWE Network.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Priscilla Kelly (1997)
  • Kona Reeves (1992)
  • Mike ‘Nova’ Bucci (1973)

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