On this day in history ....
1987 - Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler defeat Doug Somers & Soldat Ustinov for the AWA World Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. Somers was a substitute for Boris Zukhov, who had left the AWA for the WWF.
1987 - Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo defeated Bull Nakano & Condor Saito in the finals of the Best Tag Team League in Tokyo, Japan. The two teams were tied with seven points each going into the final. The Jumping Bomb Angels and Lelani Kai & Angel Manelli were right behind them at six points.
1989 - Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Genichiro Tenryu in Yokohama, Japan for the All Japan Triple Crown (NWA United National, NWA International and Pacific Wrestling Federation Heavyweight titles), becoming the first ever two-time Triple Crown champion.
1993 - Randy Savage defeats Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending Lawler's 16th run with the title. Savage would vacate the title the next month when WWF would break off relations with the USWA.
1996 - Ultimo Dragon defeats The Great Sasuke in Osaka, Japan to win the eight-belt J-Crown. Dragon would later win the WCW Cruiserweight Title as well, and hold nine belts at one time. The J-Crown consisted of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title, WAR International Junior Heavyweight Title, British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Title, WWF World Light Heavyweight Title, UWA World Light Heavyweight Title, WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title, and the NWA World Welterweight Title.
1999 - Jushin Liger defeats Kendo KaShin in Tokyo, Japan to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title for a record 10th time.
2006 - Mexican newspaper El Mexicano reported that WWE Smackdown star Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) had been arrested after allegedly stealing a car from 23 year old Alexander Valencia Ramirez of Rosarito, Baja California. According to the article, Psicosis (identified as a professional wrestler, although WWE was not mentioned) asked to borrow Ramirez' black Mitsubishi and promised to return it later that night. When Ramirez refused, Psicosis allegedly pulled a gun wrapped in a towel on him, struck Ramirez and took off in the car.
Ramirez called the police, who set up roadblocks around Rosarito. They attempted to apprehend Psicosis, who instead took off, striking several cars in the ensuing chase. An 18 year old pregnant woman, Yesenia Lopez, was riding in one of the cars that were hit. She was treated by paramedics at the scene but was OK. Psicosis was finally taken into custody, with the newspaper noting that he resisted but was subdued. Authorities discovered that the gun Psicosis allegedly used turned out to actually be a Buzz Bee toy company water gun.
Psicosis was under a WWE deal, but had not been used since July, and would later be released.
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