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What happened on May 17th in Wrestling History?

Title changes (Selection of important championships)
1958Mexican National Lightweight Title: Won by Juanito Díaz
1963WWWF World Heavyweight Title: Won by Bruno Sammartino
1990All Asia Tag Team Titles: Championship vacant
1992NWA/WCW United States Tag Team Titles: Won by Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes
1993WWF Intercontinental Title: Won by Marty Jannetty
1998WCW World Tag Team Titles: Won by The Giant & Sting
1998WCW Cruiserweight Title: Won by Dean Malenko
2007TNAW World Heavyweight Title: Championship vacant
2010WWE United States Title: Won by Bret Hart
2014ROH World Tag Team Titles: Won by Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly
2014GAORA Television Title: Won by Kotaro Suzuki
2015REINA/CMLL International Title: Won by Maki Narumiya
All in all, there are 182 title changes in our championships database which happened on a May 17th.

Tournament Finals
1996
AAA Torneo de Parejas
2003
Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2003
2003
Tag Festival 2003
2007
IWRG La Copa Higher Power 2007
2008
IWA Extreme Cruiserweight Title Tournament
2008
CZW Tournament of Death 7
2008
SWA Battlezone IV
2008
DCW Honor Cup 2008
2008
PWAQ Rise of the Warriors 2008
2009
AWFUL Heavyweight Title Tournament
2012
IWRG La Copa Higher Power Internacional
2013
APW Lucky 7 Tournament 2013
2014
Impact Player of the Year Tournament 2014
2015
SMASH Gold Tournament

Pay-Per-Views (or similar)
1992
WCW WrestleWar 1992: War Games (Buyrate: 0.61)
1996
UFC 9: Motor City Madness (Buyrate: 141000)
1998
WCW Slamboree 1998 (Buyrate: 0.73)
2007
IWRG @ Naucalpan - La Copa Higher Power 2007
2009
WWE Judgment Day 2009 (Buyrate: 228000)
2014
NJPW/ROH War of the Worlds
2015
WWE Payback 2015 (Buyrate: 57000)

Free TV Shows
1968
CWF @ Winter Haven
1969
GCW Live Atlanta Wrestling
1992
NJPW Crush The Super Heavy III - Day 1 ~ Over Heat Night
1993
WWF Monday Night RAW #17
1994
ECW Hardcore TV #56
1996
AJPW @ Tokyo
1997
NJPW on TV Asahi
1997
WCW Saturday Night
1997
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night #20
1998
GAEA G-Territory 1998 - Day 1
1999
WCW Monday Nitro (Rating: 3.30)
1999
WWF RAW is WAR #312 (Rating: 6.40)
2000
WCW Thunder
2001
WWF SmackDown! #92 (Rating: 4.00)
2003
NWA Wildside TV Show #189
2003
WWE Velocity
2004
WWE RAW #573 (Rating: 4.00)
2005
BJW Death Match Wars #31
2005
NOAH Navigation With Breeze - Day 4
2007
DDT Dramatic Fantasia #125
2007
NOAH Northern Navigation - Day 1
2007
IW iMPACT! #151 (Rating: 1.04)
2008
NWA Anarchy TV Show #121
2008
OVW TV Show #458
2009
FCW TV Show #33
2009
WWE Vintage Collection #50
2010
ROH on HDNet #58
2010
WWE RAW #886 (Rating: 3.44)
2011
IW Xplosion #347
2012
IW IMPACT WRESTLING #410 (Rating: 1.08/1476000)
2012
The Best of PRIDE Fighting Championship #37
2013
NOAH Northern Navigation 2013 - Day 1
2013
WWE SmackDown #718 (Rating: 1.78/2435000)
2014
KSW 27: Cage Time
2014
NOAH Navigation with Breeze 2014 - Day 1
2014
ROH on SBG #139
2014
OVW TV Show #769
2015
DDT Friendship, Effort, Victory in Nagoya 2015
2015
STARDOM Gold May 2015 - Day 1
2015
OZ Academy Reincarnation #2
2016
TNAW IMPACT WRESTLING #618 (Rating: 311000)

The ten oldest shows in our database
1876
Show @ Williamsville
1903
Show @ København
1905
Show @ Budapest
1905
Show @ Hannover
1906
Show @ Hannover
1908
Show @ Graz
1908
Show @ Hannover
1908
Show @ Graz
1910
Show @ New York City
1911
Show @ Albuquerque
All in all, there are 182 shows in our events database which happened on a May 17th.

Birthdays
1886
Paul Westergaard-Schmidt
1911
Bobby Roberts
1932
Billy Red Lyons
1942
Ushinosuke Hayashi
1949
Earl Hebner
1949
Dave Hebner
1951
El Conde Negro
1964
Woman
1966
Diamantina
1967
Lori Fullington
1967
Mika Komatsu
1968
Fobia
1970
Matt Lindland
1972
Masakazu Fukuda
1973
Mark Pain
1974
Wage
1975
Alex Wright
1975
Cheick Kongo
1977
Hawaii Allen
1977
David Gardner
1978
Ryuji Hijikata
1980
Alistair Overeem
1981
Sione Finau
1982
Buck Meredith
1982
Dan Hardy
1982
Levi Avera
1983
Matthew Annis
1983
Paco
1984
Jason Blade
1984
Amien Rios
1985
Slim J
1985
Emil Sitoci
1985
Richard Hale
1985
Taylor Solomon
1987
Dash Wilder
1988
El Hijo del Enrique Vera
1988
Peligro
1989
Alas de Acero
1989
Zach Daniels
1990
Ángel Extremo
1991
Sera Feeny
2001
Marika Kobashi
???
La Gárgola
???
JB Payne

Deaths
1941
Jack McGrath
1966
Randolph Turpin
1991
Jack Kiser
2000
Wendell O’Dell
2010
Jim McCrombie
2012
Lumberjack #1

Debuts
1993
Ramstein
1996
George Youngblood
1997
Seiya Morohashi
1998
John Alessio
2003
Ronnie Mann
2006
Doug Evans
2008
John Cofer
2008
Estrella Fugaz
2008
Ilir Latifi
2008
Alexander Treviño
2008
Carlos Eduardo Rocha
2008
Sternau
2013
No Way Jose
2015
Fuminori Abe

Mask Matches
1955A-Bomber lost the mask at an event against Dick Raines and Ronnie Etchison.
1955Diablo #1 lost the mask at an event against Bobby Managoff and Clyde Steeves.
1999Fobia lost the mask at an event against Súper Astro.

Hair Matches
2009El Gemelo Fantastico #2 lost the hair at an event against El Gemelo Fantastico #1.
2009Pierre Abernathy lost the hair at an event against Super Electro.

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