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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/10): Taz defeats Shane Douglas to win ECW title



Sioux City, Iowa:
- Earl Caddock beat Paul Domke 2 falls to 0


Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Joe "Toots" Mondt to retain the title 


San Francisco, California:
- Sandor Szabo won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating Ray Eckert 


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Boris and Nicoli Volkoff defeated Reggie and Stan Lisowski for the Chicago NWA World Tag Team Titles


Oakland, California:
- Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Mighty Yankee defeated Ray Gunkel for the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Portland, Oregon:
- Nick Kozak defeated Kurt Von Himmler to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Fresno, California:
- Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe defeated Johnny Barend and Ron Etchison for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- Buddy Austin defeated Don Curtis for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Fence Match: AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder
- Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Bob Rasmussen 
- Len Montana drew Jim Hady 


Macon, Georgia:
- Bobby Hart defeated Louie Tillet to win the Georgia NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title


Osaka, Japan:
- Thunder Sugiyama and Toyonobori defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) for the Trans-World Wrestling Alliance (International Pro Wrestling) World Tag Team Title 


Los Angeles, California:
- Fred Blassie defeated Bobo Brazil to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Don Kent defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


West Palm Beach, Florida:
- The Infernos (Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith) defeated The Australians (Ron Miller and Larry O'Day) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George and Jerry Oates defeated The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) in a Losers Leave Town match to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Title


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- The Spoilers defeated Carlos Colon and Bob Ellis for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

Sarasota, Florida:
- NWA Title: Terry Funk DCOR Dusty Rhodes to retain title
- King Curtis defeated Big Bad John by DQ
- US Jr. Title: Mike Graham defeated Bob Orton Jr. by DQ
- Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Killer Kowalski 
- Missouri Mauler defeated Rocky Johnson 
- Florida Tag Titles: Cyclon & Omar Negro drew Rip Hawk & Roger Kirby 
- Dino Bravo defeated Beautiful Bruce 
-Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Mike York 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski defeated Don Leo Jonathan to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title

Orlando, Florida:
- Florida Tag Titles: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. to win the titles


San Antonio, Texas:
- Tully Blanchard defeated Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Southwest Television Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Algerian Death Match: Mad Dog Vachon beat John Studd
- Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan beat The Crusher & Buck Zumhofe
- Jerry Blackwell beat Tito Santana
- Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Jerry Lawler for the held up AWA World Heavyweight Title 
- Robert Gibson defeated Norman Frederick Charles to win the Southeastern NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title
- Bobby Eaton won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Jacques Rougeau in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Leather Strap on a Pole Match: Fabulous Ones beat Sheepherders


Tampa, Florida:
- Texas Death Match: Yellow Dog defeated Ron Bass 
- Steel Chain Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated One Man Gang 
- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Kendo Nagasaki by DQ 
- Florida Title: Mike Rotundo defetaed Black Bart to retain the title
- Special Attraction: Billy Jack Haynes defeated JJ Dillion 
- Chief Joe Lightfoot & Mike Davis defeated The Infernos 
- No DQ Match: Hector Guerrero defeated Dennis Brown


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mr. Pogo defeated Harley Race to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois:
- Cage match: Road Warriors & Jerry Blackwell beat Fabulous Freebirds Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts
- Sgt. Slaughter beat AWA Champion Stan Hansen by DQ
- AWA Tag Team Champions Jim Garvin & Steve Regal beat Curt Hennig & Scott Hall
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
- Boris Zhukov & Barbarian beat Marty Jannetty & Earthquake Ferris
- Scott Irwin beat Baron Von Raschke
- Bill Irwin beat Kelly Kiniski


Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Sheepherders (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) to win the Continental Wrestling Association International Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:
- Rod Price and John Tatum defeated Black Bart and Bill Irwin for the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ron and Don Harris won the USWA Tag Team Title, defeating Far 2 Wild (Chris Michaels and Todd Morton) 

Chilhowie, Virginia:
- Robbie Eagle defeated Chris Candido to win the SMW Television Title 

Lima, Ohio:
- Shinobi the Oriental Assassin (Al Snow) defeated Sean Casey for the World Wide Wrestling Alliance Light Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Tex Slazenger for the USWA Heavyweight Title 
- Lady Satan (Debbie Combs) defeated Miss Texas (Jackie Moore) to win the USWA Women's Title


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Wolfie D defeated Terry Golden to win the Music City Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title 


Kissimmee, Florida:
- Taz defeated ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas to win the title 


Tokyo, Japan:
- TAKA Michinoku defeated Kaz Hayashi both the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title and Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Kurt Angle won the 20-man battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Title, last eliminating Mark Henry