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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/16): Verne Gagne wins AWA title from Mad Dog Vachon


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Henry Ordemann 2 falls to 0


St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos beat Richard “Dick” Shikat 
- Orville Brown and Ray Steele drew 
- George Zaharias beat Matros Kirilenko 


Tacoma, Washington:
- Roger Mackay defeated The Masked Marvel (Buddy Knox) for the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title 


Washington, DC:
- Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy defeated Buddy Austin and The Great Scott to win the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles

Houston, Texas:
- Bull Curry defeated Jack Dalton for the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Verne Gagne won the AWA World Heavyweight Title by defeating Mad Dog Vachon
- Reggie Parks beat Frisco Montana
- Mongolian Stomper beat George Drake
- Rocky Hamilton drew Jack Pesek


Little Rock, Arkansas:
- Togo Shikuma and Chati Yokouchi defeated Jack Brisco and Gorgeous George, Jr. to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles
Tampa, Florida:
- Boris Malenko defeated Wahoo McDaniel for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Archie Gouldie (The Mongolian Stomper) defeated Angelo Mosca for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Professional (Doug Gilbert) defeated El Mongol to win the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Portland, Oregon:
- The Claw defeated Moondog Mayne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- No Time Limit: The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Red Bastien & Pepper Gomez beat Dr. X & Double X by DQ
- Edouard Carpentier drew Blackjack Lanza
- Paul Diamond beat Jack Pesek 
- Joe Scarpello beat Billy Howard


Tampa, Florida:
- Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


Buffalo, New York:
- Johnny Powers defeated Eric the Animal to win the NWF North American Heavyweight Title 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Billy Graham in an Indian Death Match 
- North American Champion Dusty Rhodes beat Billy Robinson via DQ
- Ivan Koloff ddq Ken Patera
- Sam Steamboat & Jimmy Snuka beat Mad Dog Vachon (sub Tarzan Tyler) & Lars Anderson
- Ed Francis beat Bob Ramstead
- Neff Maiava beat The Masked Man


Tokyo, Japan:
- Antonio Inoki defeated Killer Karl Krupp by submission to win the annual NJPW World League tournament


Tokyo, Japan:
- Giant Baba defeated Jumbo Tsuruta to win the annual AJPW Champion's Carnival tournament


San Antonio, Texas:
- Al Madril and Tom Prichard defeated Jack Evans and Pampero Firpo to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

St. Louis, Missouri:
- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Roger Kirby 
- Missouri State Champion Ken Patera defeated Kevin Von Erich


Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Morton defeated The Akbar Army (Jerry Brown and Ron McFarlane) to win the NWA Tri-State Tag Team Titles

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Kim Song defeated Tommy Gilbert for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bobby Eaton and Duke Myers defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title
- Ken Patera won the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Title from Jerry Lawler
- Bill Dundee won the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title from Dutch Mantell


Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada:
- Wojo Yawrenko defeated Al Tomko to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated Ronnie Garvin and Barry Windham in the finals of a six-team tournament for the NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Bill Dundee
- Robert Fuller beat Jeff Jarrett 
- CWA Champion Max Pain beat Curt Hennig via DQ
- Gary Young drew Scott Steiner
- Cuban Assassins ddq Bruise Brothers
- Billy Travis beat Doug Gilbert by DQ
- Tommy Gilbert beat Tom Brandi


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Villano III defeated El Signo for the UWA World Light Heavyweight Title 
- Los Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) won a tournament to become the first UWA World Tag Team Champions

Richmond, Virginia:
- Sam Houston pinned Rip Morgan
- Brad Armstrong pinned Joey Maggs
- Tracy Smothers pinned Dr. X
- Stan Hansen pinned Ricky Morton
- Ron Simmons defeated Butch Reed via disqualification
- WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner & Ranger Ross (sub. for WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner) defeated Michael Hayes & the Angel of Death (sub. for Jimmy Garvin)
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger fought Nikita Koloff to a no contest


Charleston, South Carolina:
- Big Josh pinned Richard Morton
- Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion defeated Thomas Rich & Tracy Smothers
- Ron Simmons pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & Steve Austin 
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko in a steel cage match


Anaheim, California:
- The Undertaker defeated Kane in a lights out match
- WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated LOD 2000 
- WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock 


TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
- The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) defeated Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) and Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray)
- Rob Terry defeated Orlando Jordan to retain the TNA Global Championship
- Doug Williams defeated Frankie Kazarian to win the X Division Title
- Madison Rayne defeated Tara in a title vs. career match to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- The Band (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) defeated Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore) to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
- Abyss defeated Desmand Wolfe (with Chelsea)
- Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson
- Sting defeated Jeff Jarrett
- Rob Van Dam defeated A.J. Styles (with Ric Flair) to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship