• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 5, 1985) – WCCW Parade Of Champions 2
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 5, 1985, Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling held the ‘2nd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions’ at the Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
This was the 2nd out of 5 “Parade of Champions” events that were held once a year from 1984 till 1988.
A highlight of his Non-PPV show was one of the very few appearances of 7ft 5in Little John (aka Silo Sam / Big John Harris) at a major wrestling event.
He was sort of an outside enforcer for The Fantastics, who prevented Jim Cornette from interfering on The Midnight Express’ behalf.
Here are the results from that night:
Johnny Mantell vs. Skip Young ended in a draw
Scott Casey & Brian Adias def. Kelly & Nick Kiniski
Terry Gordy def. Kamala
Mike Von Erich def. Rip Oliver
Vacant NWA American Tag Team Championship
The Fantastics def. The Midnight Express
The Von Erichs & The Fabulous Freebirds def. Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang, Kamala & “Dr. Death” Steve Williams
NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair (c) vs. Kevin Von Erich ended in a double count out
Hair vs. Hair
Kerry Von Erich def. One Man Gang
• Possible Reason Behind Top WWE Stable Breaking Up Soon
It looks like former multi-time WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) might be breaking up soon.
According to DirtySheets.net, WWE’s negotiations with with the Quaker Oats Company regarding production of New Day’s pancake mix have ended.
This may result in WWE moving forward with their plan for The New Day breaking up.
According to the Dirty Sheets, WWE officials actually wanted to split The New Day during the recent Superstar Shakeup, but still keeping The New Day name by keeping Kofi & Xavier as a tag team, but they didn’t do it because Big E would’ve lost a lot of royalty money if WWE actually made a deal with the Quaker Oats company regarding The New Day pancakes.
The two sides couldn’t agree on a split of marketing costs and the negotiations were eventually dropped.