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On this day in pro wrestling history: Lawler wins AWA title, Ambrose & Sandow in developmental, Baba vs. Bruno title vs. title, Brisco wins tag title early in career

By Brian Hoops

1940 - Herb Parks defeated Prince Ilaki for the Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight Title in Eugene, Oregon.

1950 - Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Ray Eckert and Hard Boiled Haggerty to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title.

1951 - Buddy Rogers defeated Bobby Managoff to win the Montreal Athletic Commission's World Heavyweight Title in Montreal, Quebec.

1957 - Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Leo Nomellini and Enrique Torres for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title in Stockton, California

1957 - Bob Geigel defeated Don Curtis to win the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title in Amarillo, Texas.

1957 - Pat O'Connor and Whipper Billy Watson defeated Bill and Ed Miller for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Title in Toronto, Ontario.

1958 - El Medico defeated Pepper Gomez to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

1961 - Guy Mitchell and Bob Rasmussen defeated Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy to win the Georgia NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia.

1961 - John DePaulo and Stan Mykietowich defeated Frenchy Champagne and Ole Olsen in Winnipeg, Manitoba to win the Madison Wrestling Club Tag Team Title.

1963 - In Kansas City, Kansas; United States Heavyweight Champion Bob Geigel defeated Pat O’Connor.

1966 - Tony Borne and John Tolos defeated Paddy Barrett and Tom Geohagen for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia

1967 - Jack Brisco and Gorgeous George, Jr. defeated The Assassins to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Title in Little Rock, Arkansas

1967 - Jose Lothario and Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rocket and Sputnik Monroe for the Florida NWA World Tag Team Title

1968 - Ron Etchison and Sonny Myers defeated Bob Brown and Bob Geigel to win the Central States NWA North American Tag Team Title in Kansas City, Kansas.

1969 - Mario Milano defeated The Spoiler (Don Jardine) for the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title in Sydney, Australia,

1972 - Boris Malenko and Bob Roop defeated Bobby Shane and Bearcat Wright for the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida.

1972 - At a Georgia Championship Wrestling event in Macon, Georgia, The Assassins (Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto) defeated NWA Macon Tag Team Champions Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo to win the title.

1972 - The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles) won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title by defeating Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne

1973 - Jerry Lawler and Jim White defeated Jackie Fargo and Jerry Jarrett for the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Nashville, Tennessee.

1973 - In Rockford, Illinois; Ric Flair went to a time limit draw with Greg Gagne.

1975 - PWF Heavyweight Champion Giant Baba and WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino wrestled to a no contest in Tokyo, Japan. It was the first WWWF title match ever held in Japan.

1975 - Bob Armstrong and Robert Fuller defeated NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions Assassin #2 and Toru Tanaka (with Rock Hunter) to win the title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1975 - J.C. Dykes defeated Dick Dunn for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title in Dothan, Alabama

1975 - Big Bad John defeated Rip Tyler to win the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title in Meridian, Mississippi.

1975 - The Missouri Mauler and Steve Rackman defeated Ron Miller and Larry O'Day for the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Title in Sydney, Australia

1980 - In Denver, Colorado; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon and AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura.

1981 - Carlos Colón defeated Killer Karl Krupp to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title and WWC North American Heavyweight Title in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

1983 - Dutch Mantel defeated Bill Dundee to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1987 - Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) defeated Steve Keirn and Mark Starr for the CWA/AWA International Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1988 - Jerry Lawler defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Curt Hennig to win the title in Memphis, Tennessee.  This was the last really large crowd that Jarrett Promotions drew, even though they stayed alive nearly another decade. 

1989 - Mike Graham and Dustin Rhodes defeated Southern Force (Black Bart and Bobby Jaggers) for the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida.

1992 - The Sioux War Party (Dancing Wolf and White Cloud) defeated The Canadians in the finals of an eight-team tournament in Hamburg, Pennsylvania to win the vacant IWCCW Tag Team Title.

1992 - Ole Olson defeated Moondog Moretti to win the West Coast Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Cloverdale, British Columbia

1993 - The Head Hunters defeated Yukihiro Kanemura and Miguel Pérez, Jr. in the finals of a four-team tournament in Saitama, Japan to win the vacant W*ING World Tag Team Title. At the same event, El Texano won the WWC/W*ING World Junior Heavyweight Title from Masayoshi Motegi

1994 - Brian Christopher defeated Doug Gilbert in a hair vs. title match to win the USWA Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee,

1999 - In St. Louis, Missouri, Raven and Saturn defeated Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko (with Arn Anderson) and WCW World Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio in a three-way match to win the title. Also, Kevin Nash pinned WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page to win the title.

2003 - In Orlando, Florida; Simon Diamond and CW Anderson defeated PJ Friedman and Steve Williams in a tournament final to become the first MLW Global Crown Tag Team champions.

2006 - Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose) defeated Pepper Parks for the Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2007 - At an OVW TV taping in Louisville, Kentucky; Paul Burchill defeated OVW Heavyweight Champion Idol Stevens (Damien Sandow) to win the title