• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 6, 1984) – David Von Erich Memorial Parade Of Champions
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 6, 1984, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) held the ‘1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions’ at the Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
This was the 1st out of 5 “Parade of Champions” events that were held once a year from 1984 till 1988.
The results of the event can be found here:
Kelly Kiniski vs. Johnny Mantell ended in a time-limit draw
Chris Adams & Sunshine def. Jimmy Garvin & Precious
Butch Reed def. Chick Donovan
Kamala vs. The Great Kabuki ended in a double DQ
The Junkyard Dog def. The Missing Link via DQ
NWA American Tag Team Championship
Rock & Soul def. The Super Destroyers (c)
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Kevin, Mike & Fritz Von Erich def. The Fabulous Freebirds (c)
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Kerry Von Erich def. Ric Flair (c)
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 6, 2002) – WWF Becomes WWE
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 6, 2002, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after they lost a lawsuit to the World Wildlife Fund.
They aired” Get the F out” promos for this name change and you can watch them below:
• Backlash 2018 Main Event Plans Changed
According to WrestleVotes, the original plan for tonight’s Backlash 2018 PPV was for Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe to be the main event. However, that’s not the case anymore and AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE Title No DQ match is expected to main event tonight’s show.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles is penciled in for the main event tomorrow night at Backlash. Samoa Joe v Roman Reigns was considered but plans that were originally discussed for that match were dropped therefore no sense in closing with it. I’m unsure of what those plans were.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 5, 2018
It’s possible that Reigns vs. Joe for the Universal Title was being talked about as the main event of the show (if Reigns won the Universal Title at Greatest Royal Rumble), but Reigns still hasn’t won the Universal Title yet.