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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/10): Harley Race defeats Giant Baba to win NWA World title

1937

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Everett Marshall beat Sol Slagel to retain the World title
- Lou Thesz beat George Zaharias

1951 

Augusta, Georgia:
- Don McIntyre defeated Art Nelson in a two of three falls match to win the Southern Heavyweight Title

1952

Des Moines, Iowa:
- Pat O’Connor beat Jim Dobie 
- Gypsy Joe beat Balk Estes
- Billy Hickson beat Milt Olsen 
- Johnny Balbo defeated Reggie Lisowski (Crusher)

1965 

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Verne Gagne

1968 

Dallas, Texas:
- The Spoiler & Gary Hart defeated Fritz Von Erich & Grizzly Smith to win the NWA American Tag Team Titles
- Nick Kozak fought Dusty Rhodes to a draw

1976 

Denver, Colorado:
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke 
- Blackjack Lanza beat the Crusher
- Bobby Duncum beat Peter Maivia on a 3rd fall DQ
- Billy Francis drew Pierre Poisson

1978

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Angelo Mosca beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by countout
- WWWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Gorilla Monsoon
- Andre the Giant beat Waldo Von Erich
- Verne Gagne beat Lord Alfred Hayes

Dallas, Texas:
- Kevin Von Erich  fought Gino Hernandez to a double countout
- David Von Erich beat Bruiser Brody to win Texas Heavyweight title
- Rocky Johnson & Leroy Brown went to a time limit draw with Killer Karl Krupp & Killer Brooks

1979 

Louisville, Kentucky:
- Steve Regal & Eddie Gilbert defeated the Spoilers
- Ron Bass defeated Tommy Gilbert
- AWA Southern tag champs the Blonde Bombers (Wayne Ferris & Larry Latham aka The future Honky Tonk Man & Moondog Spot) beat Steve Regal & Eddie Gilbert
- Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy defeated Sonny King & Ricky Morton via DQ
- Bill Dundee defeated Jerry Lawler

1980 

Ohtsu, Japan:
- Harley Race defeated Giant Baba for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title 

1982

Dallas, Texas:
- Brian Adidas defeated The Samoan
- Al Madril defeated Armand Hussein
- José Lothario defeated Magic Dragon
- Bill Irwin and King Kong Bundy defeated WCCW America's Tag Team champions Kerry and Kevin Von Erich to become the new champions
- The Great Kabuki defeated Bugsy McGraw

1983

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol defeated Ken Patera to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title

Portland, Oregon:
- Brian Adidas wrestled Matt Borne to a time limit draw
- Al Madril and Jules Strongbow went to a time limit draw
- Siva Afi defeated Scott Ferris by disqualification
- Al Madril and Mike Miller went to a time limit draw
- Rip Oliver & The Assassin &The Dynamite Kid defeated Buddy Rose & Billy Jack (Haynes) & Curt Hennig

1984 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Dutch Mantell fought Mark Ragin to a draw
- The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony & Len Denton) beat Johnny Wilhoit & Mark Batten
- Tojo Yamamoto beat Kurt Von Hess via DQ
- AWA Southern Tag Champs The Nightmares beat The Rock N' Roll Express
- CWA International Champ Eddie Gilbert beat Tommy Rich
- King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude beat Jerry Lawler & Randy Savage via DQ

Baltimore, Maryland:
- David Schultz defeated Jose Luis Rivera
- The Fabulous Freebirds' Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy defeated the Moondogs
- The Junkyard Dog defeated the Iron Sheik
- Andre the Giant & Pat Patterson, & Sika defeated Capt. Lou Albano & WWF Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Bob Orton
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Jesse Ventura

1988 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Ron Simmons defeated Agent Steel
- Ricky Morton pinned Curtis Thompson
- Brad Armstrong, Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated Rick Steiner, Larry Zbyzsko, & Al Perez 
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Kevin Sullivan in a dog collar match when Brad Armstrong (sub. for Dick Murdoch)
- Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via disqualification 
- The Road Warriors defeated Rip Morgan & Russian Assassin #1
- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Nikita Koloff via disqualification
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to win the titles

1989

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Ron Simmons pinned Eddie Gilbert
- The New Zealand Militia defeated Scott Hall & Ranger Ross
- Mike Rotunda fought Steve Williams to a draw
- Rick & Scott Steiner fought Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey to a double count-out
- Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater (sub. for Terry Funk) in a Death Match

Ft. Pierce, Florida:
- Lou Perez defeated Powerhouse Parker
- Dick Murdoch defeated the Cuban Assassin
- Jim Cornette pinned Paul E. Dangerously
- Bobby Eaton & Brian Pillman (sub. for Stan Lane) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
- The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match

1990 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brian Lee & Don Harris defeated Jeff Jarrett & Jeff Gaylord for the USWA Tag Team Titles 

1992

Providence, Rhode Island:
- High Energy, Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware defeated Skinner & Barry Horowitz 
- The Mountie pinned Tito Santana
- Shawn Michaels pinned Virgil 
- Razor Ramon pinned Randy Savage 
- WWF Tag Team Champions Natural Disasters defeated the Beverly Brothers 
- Bret Hart pinned Papa Shango
- The Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification

Terre Haute, Indiana:
- Tom Zenk defeated Dick Slater 
- Erik Watts defeated Bob Cook
- Nikita Koloff defeated Van Hammer
- Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Greg Valentine
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- The Barbarian defeated Barry Windham
- WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons & Sting defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & the Super Invade

1994

Morristown, Tennessee:
- Lance Storm defeated Brimstone the Inferno
- Ricky Morton defeated Chris Candido in a hair vs. mask match
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Bruiser Bedlam
- Chris Candido defeated Brian Lee
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated New Jack & Mustafa

Berlin, Germany:
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Brian Pillman
- Vader defeated the Guardian Angel
- Sting defeated Steve Austin
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ric Flair

1995 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Dan Kroffat (aka Phil LaFon) to win the All-Japan World Junior Heavyweight Title

2001 

San Antonio, Texas:
- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Chris Kanyon for the WCW U.S. Heavyweight Title