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What happened on May 8th in Wrestling History?

Title changes (Selection of important championships)
1974WWWF World Tag Team Titles: Won by Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
1977NWA World Tag Team Titles (Mid-Atlantic-Version): Won by Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson
1984NWA World Tag Team Titles (Mid-Atlantic-Version): Won by Don Kernodle & Ivan Koloff
1988IWGP Heavyweight Title: Won by Tatsumi Fujinami
2000WWF Intercontinental Title: Won by Chris Benoit
2003AJPW World Tag Team Titles: Championship vacant
2007WWE World Heavyweight Title: Won by Edge
2010IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles: Won by Koji Kanemoto & El Samurai
2015TNAW World Tag Team Titles: Championship vacant
2016ROH World Television Title: Won by Bobby Fish
All in all, there are 152 title changes in our championships database which happened on a May 8th.

Tournament Finals
2004
IWC Super Indy III
2004
ECCW Pacific Cup Tag Team Tournament
2005
Differ Cup 2005
2009
LLF La Copa Juvenil 2009
2009
GNP Elite 8 2009
2010
IWC Super Indy IX
2010
IZW Impact Player of the Year Tournament 2010
2010
NJPW Super J Tag Tournament 2010
2010
X8 Tournament 2010
2011
SCW Title Tournament

Pay-Per-Views (or similar)
1988
WCCW Parade of Champions 5
2004
Hustle Vol. 3
2010
CZW Fist Fight
2010
UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 (Buyrate: 520000)
2016
NJPW/ROH Global Wars 2016

Free TV Shows
1965
Dallas TV
1971
GCW Live Atlanta Wrestling
1985
WWF Prime Time Wrestling
1988
JCP The Main Event #6
1988
NJPW Super Fight Series 1988 - Day 24
1993
SMW TV-Show #67
1993
WCW Worldwide
1993
WWF Mania
1993
WWF Superstars
1994
WWF Wrestling Challenge
1995
WWF Monday Night RAW #109 (Rating: 3.10)
1999
NJPW on TV Asahi
1999
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night #123
2000
WCW Monday Nitro (Rating: 2.80)
2000
WWF RAW is WAR #363 (Rating: 6.20)
2003
WWE SmackDown #195
2004
NWA-TNA Xplosion
2004
NWA Wildside TV Show #240
2004
WWE Velocity (Rating: 0.50)
2005
WWE Sunday Night Heat (Rating: 0.70)
2006
BJW Death Match Wars #75
2006
WWE RAW #676 (Rating: 4.10)
2007
LDN Capital TV #33
2007
BJW Death Match Wars #123
2007
WWE ECW on Sci Fi #48 (Rating: 1.47)
2008
IW iMPACT! #202 (Rating: 0.91)
2009
WWE SmackDown #508 (Rating: 1.90)
2010
NWA Anarchy TV Show #224
2010
OVW TV Show #561
2011
Michinoku Pro @ Yahaba
2011
FCW TV Show #136
2011
WWE Vintage Collection #153
2013
WWE Main Event #32 (Rating: 1357000)
2013
WWE NXT #168
2014
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING #513 (Rating: 0.86/1055000)
2015
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING #564 (Rating: 0.08/358000)
2016
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski
2016
Dragon Gate King of Gate 2016 - Day 1
2016
DDT Road to Ryogoku 2016 in Sapporo ~ Dramatic Dream Clock Tower

The ten oldest shows in our database
1876
Show @ New York City
1901
Show @ Hannover
1902
Show @ Cleveland
1905
Show @ Budapest
1905
Show @ Hannover
1905
Show @ Montréal
1906
Show @ Hannover
1908
Show @ Braunschweig
1908
Show @ Hannover
1909
Show @ Braunschweig
All in all, there are 152 shows in our events database which happened on a May 8th.

Birthdays
1902
Ted Cox
1957
Oly Olsen
1961
Akira Taue
1965
Akitoshi Saito
1969
Akebono
1973
Giant Ochiai
1973
Jorge Patino
1974
Jörgen Kruth
1975
Caol Uno
1975
Truth Martini
1976
Dean Ayass
1978
Tatsuya Kawajiri
1981
Manvel Gamburyan
1981
Stephen Amell
1982
Jessica Aguilar
1982
Donnie Davis
1982
Mikey Gómez
1982
Puck
1982
Roger Bowling
1982
Dranser
1985
Tommaso Ciampa
1987
Matt Smith
1987
Sean Anthony David
1987
Voodoo
1990
Io Shirai
1991
Kayla Lynn
1992
The Leader
1994
Stukita
1994
Imanya Rea
1996
Sexy Enfermera
1997
Yako Fujigasaki
???
La Mole
???
Richie Adams

Deaths
1951
Bill Salmela
1987
Francisco José Flores Lecona
1992
Fred Ward
2001
Art Generas
2005
Guy Brunetti
2008
Judy Grable
2009
Princess Jasmine

Debuts
1992
Matthew Saad Muhammad
1996
Zonik Dos Mil
1999
Bishop
1999
GENTARO
1999
Ghostbuster Jimmy
2003
Shuji Ishikawa
2005
Circulo Negro
2007
Yuko Motohashi
2009
Timothy Elliott
2009
David Perron
2010
Gail Force
2010
Liam McGeary
2010
Vasco Bakocevic
2011
Nancy Mari

Mask Matches
1935Red Hood lost the mask at an event against Louie Rossetti.
1937Red Scorpion lost the mask at an event against Earl McCready.
1962Mighty Yankee lost the mask at an event against Pat O'Connor.
1978Black Avenger lost the mask at an event against Jake Roberts.
2007Camaleón de Oro lost the mask at an event against Antifaz del Norte.

Hair Matches
1949Polo Torres lost the hair at an event against Silver Fox.
1988El Espanto Jr. lost the hair at an event against El Hijo del Santo.
1994Kung Fu lost the hair at an event against Américo Rocca.
2015Jeremy Jaeger lost the hair at an event against RJ Ruiz.

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