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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/18): Ivan Koloff defeats Bruno Sammartino to win WWWF title



Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Bruns beat Orville Brown in 2 out of 3 falls


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Herb Welch defeated The Yellow Scorpion for the Tennessee World Junior Heavyweight Title


- Kurt Von Poppenheim defeated Red Bastien to win the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Dick Hutton defeated Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Bill Soloweyko and Whipper Billy Watson defeated Chris and John Tolos to win the Toronto NWA International Tag Team Titles
- Raphael Halpern beat Bulldog Brower by decision 
- Jim Hady beat Doc Gallagher via disqualification
- Billy Red Lyons beat Marquis de Paree


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Dominic Bravo and Ron Etchison defeateded Mike Sharpe and Jim Wright for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Nashville, Tennessee
- Alex Perez defeated Rocky Smith for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title


Manchester, England:
- Billy Robinson defeated Billy Joyce to win the British Heavyweight Title 

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Dick The Bruiser & Mighty Igor Vodik in 2 out of 3 falls
- Verne Gagne beat Killer Kowalski by DQ
- Wilbur Snyder beat The Alaskan 
- Terry Funk (sub Dory Funk Jr) drew Chris Markoff


Detroit, Michigan:
- Ben Justice and Rocky Johnson defeated The Hell's Angels (Paul and Ron Dupree) to win the Detroit NWA World Tag Team Titles

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas won the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title, defeating The Mighty Yankees 


Fukuoka, Japan:
- Monster Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) and Michael Nader defeated Great Kusatsu and Thunder Sugiyama to win the vacant International Pro 
  Wrestling World Tag Team Titles

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- NWA World heavyweight champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Gene Kinski
- The Sheik defeated Dewey Robertson by DQ
- Whipper Billy Watson and Bulldog Bower beat The Fabulous Kangaroos, Al Costello and Ray Kent, in a 2 out of 3 falls match
- Chris and John Tolos took 2 of 3 falls from Haystack Calhoun and Gino Brito
- The Love Brothers, Reginald and Hartford beat The Mighty Iggor and Murray Cummings 


New York City:
- Ivan Koloff pinned WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino to win the title


Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- The Mysterious Medic defeated Bob Kelly for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike Boyette & Mickey Doyle defeated Omar Atlas & The Viking
- Roger Kirby defeated Stan Pulaski in three falls
- World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Jr. fought Harley Race to a draw in three falls (60 minutes)


St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 4862)
- Bobo Brazil defeated Blackjack Lanza
- Missouri Champion Harley Race defeated Ron Fuller
- Baron Scicluna and Big Bill Miller defeated Pat O’Connor and Rufus R. Jones 
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Buddy Wolfe
- Hans Schmidt defeated Derrell Cochran
- Red Lyons and Ronnie Etchison defeated The Viking and Bob Orton in 2 out of 3 falls

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ron and Terry Garvin defeated Bob Armstrong and Robert Fuller to win the vacant NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles

- Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Raul Mata and Victor Rivera for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Houston, Texas:
- Superstar Billy Graham won the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title from Mark Lewin

Shreveport, Louisiana:
- Ernie Ladd defeated Mike Sharpe for the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Koko Ware beat Gypsy Joe
- Hector Guerrero beat Bill Irwin
- Tommy & Eddie Gilbert beat Angel & Skull Murphy
- The Bounty Hunters beat Sonny King & Ricky Morton
- Dream Machine beat Ken Lucas
- Billy Robinson beat Tony Charles via forfeit
- Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich beat Tojo Yamamoto & Jimmy Valiant
- Jos LeDuc beat Jerry Lawler via DQ (as a result, Lawler received ten lashes)

Monterrey, Mexico:
- Tony Salazar defeated Sangre Chicana to win the NWA World Middleweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Sweet Brown Sugar pinned Ric McCord
- Tojo Yamamoto beat Bobby Eaton via DQ
- Stan Lane pinned Chief Thundercloud
- Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose & Norvell Austin beat Ricky Morton, Ricky & Robert Gibson
- Southern Tag Champs Steve Keirn & Bill Dundee beat The Nightmares & Speed
- Steve Keirn, Bill Dundee, Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Speed, The Nightmare, The Cuban & Iranian Assassins in an elimination match
- Jerry Lawler pinned Dutch Mantel to win the Southern Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Terry Allen and Scott McGhee defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent) to win the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Titles
- Rufus Jones defeated Angelo Mosca by DQ
- Mike Graham defeated Jim Garvin by DQ
- Leroy Brown defeated Ron Bass
- The Midnight Rider & Barry Windham defeated Kevin Sullivan & Jake Roberts


Denver, Colorado:
- Lights Out match: Jerry Blackwell beat Masked Superstar (sub King Kong Brody)
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Jim Garvin by DQ
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig (subs for Fabulous Ones)
- Baron Von Raschke beat Billy Robinson
- Jim Brunzell drew Nick Bockwinkel
- Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal


Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Scott Hall and Curt Hennig defeated Jimmy Garvin and Steve Regal to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Invader III defeated Eric Embry for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title 


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Cage Match: Midnight Rockers beat Doug Somers & Buddy Rose 
- No DQ Match: Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers
- Super Ninja beat AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- AWA Ladies Champion Sherri Martel beat Candi Divine
- Scott Hall beat Buddy Wolff by DQ
- Mr. Saito beat Buck Zumhofe


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Hennig's Title vs Lawler's Ring: AWA Champion Curt Hennig beat Jerry Lawler
- No DQ Match: AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Ken Wayne & Scott Hall
- Jeff Jarrett & Manny Fernandez beat Teijo Kahn & Jimmy Jack Funk by DQ
- Bill Dundee beat Terry Taylor
- Loser Leaves town: Billy Travis & Rikki Nelson beat Rock & Roll RPMs

Takuyama, Japan:
- Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Kazuo Yamazaki to win the IWGP World Tag Team Titles


Houston, Texas:
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Tracy Smothers
- Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd
- PN News defeated Mr. Hughes
- Big Van Vader fought El Gigante to a double count-out
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Abdullah the Butcher & Larry Zbyszko
- Ron Simmons defeated Cactus Jack
- Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a non-title match
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via disqualification

Portland, Oregon:
- Ron Harris defeated Demolition Crush to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 


Altoona, Pennsylvania:
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Scotty Flamingo
- Erik Watts defeated the Barbarian
- Chris Benoit fought 2 Cold Scorpio to a 20-minute time-limit draw
- Barry Windham defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes in a non-title match
- Sting defeated Cactus Jack
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Steve Austin & Brian Pillman via disqualification


Saitama, Japan:
- Big Titan (Rick Bogner) and The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) defeated Katsutoshi Niiyama and Atsushi Onita to become the first FMW World Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions


Tijuana, Mexico:
- Ultraman 2000 defeated Psicosis for the Mexican National Welterweight Title 


San Jose, California:
- Vader pinned TAFKA Goldust (w/ Luna) 
- Max Mini, Nova, & Mosaic defeated El Torito, Tarantula, & Battallion (Sunny was special referee)
- WWF IC Champion the Rock defeated Ken Shamrock via reverse decision 
- Steve Austin wins the Royal Rumble
- The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) by disqualification
- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker in a Casket match to retain the title


San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico:
- Chicky Starr defeated Carly Colon to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 

Wilmington, Delaware:
- Christopher Daniels defeated champion Mike Kruel, The Amazing Red, Low Ki, American Dragon and Amazing Red to win the ECWA Heavyweight Title 


Osaka, Japan:
- Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima defeated Arashi and Keiji Muto to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles