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Daily pro wrestling history 02/23: Dick the Bruiser & Crusher win AWA Tag Titles

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- World Title: Jim Londos beat Joe Savoldi to retain title
- Hans Steinke beat Housepainter Hogan 
- Vic Christy beat Tom Mahoney (default) 
- Jules Strongbow beat Ernie Powers 
- Hardy Kruskamp beat Cardiff Giant


Des Moines, Iowa:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ray Steele and World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ken Fenelon wrestled to a 90 minute draw


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Verne Gagne to regain the AWA tag team title
- Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo
- Mitsu Arakawa beat Tiny Mills
- Rene Goulet beat Hans Schmidt dq
- Doug Gilbert beat Marquis DeParee


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Sheik beat Might Igor
- Lord Athol Layton beat Masked Assassin by disqualification
- Whipper Billy Watson and Bulldog Brower took 2 of 3 falls from Al Costello and Mighty Ursuy 
- Paul DeMarco beat Joe Christie
- Fred Atkins beat Eric the Red
- Rocky Johnson drew Ivan Kalmikoff


Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Harley Race
- Non Title: The Crusher & Edouard Carpentier beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
- Red Bastien drew Lars Anderson
- Pepper Gomez beat Dr. X 


Portland, Oregon:
- Kurt Von Steiger & Karl Von Steiger beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon to win AWA World Tag Title (title change only acknowledged in Portland. The Vachons were on their way to Japan for a lengthy tour and decided to drop the AWA Tag Straps to the Von Steigers in Portland without Verne Gagne's knowledge or permission)
- Stan Stasiak beat Sailor White
- Dutch Savage beat Les Thornton
- Bobby Nichols drew Haru Sasaki
- Eric Froelich drew Moose Morowski


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes & Eddie Graham defeated Karl Kox & Bobby Duncum in a taped fist match
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Mike Graham & Terry Gibbs (sub. for Steve Kiern) to retain US tag titles
- Ivan Putski defeated the Bounty Hunter
- Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito defeated Rocky Johnson & Pedro Morales
- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Tank Patterson (sub. for Hiro Matsuda)
- The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vicki Williams
- Porkchop Cash defeated Randy Brewer
- WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund fought NWA World Champion Harley Race to a draw


Chicago, Illinois:
- Sgt. Slaughter no contest AWA Champion Stan Hansen
- Road Warriors beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
- Curt Hennig & Scott Hall & Brad Rheingans beat Boris Zhukov & Mongolian Stomper & Nord The Barbarian
- No dq Match: Larry Zbyszko beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Midnight Rockers beat The Alaskans
- Colonel DeBeers beat Buck Zumhofe
- Leon White beat Doug Somers


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler & AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Austin Idol & Humongous
- Alan West won Bunkhouse stampede
- Big Bubba & Goliath beat Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis to win Southern tag belts
- Paul Diamond beat Johnny Boyd dq
- Cobra & Lou Winston beat The Hunter & Tony Burton
- Tarzan Goto & Akio Sato beat Alan West & King Cobra
- Soul Train Jones beat Don Bass


WWF Main Event: Detroit, Michigan:
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage (Buster Douglas, who had just defeated Mike Tyson in Tokyo for the World Championship in Boxing was the special referee. After the match, Savage shoved Douglasand Douglas knocked out Savage)
- Intercontinental Champion Ultimate Warrior defeated Dino Bravo 


Ring of Honor debut show: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Low Ki defeated Christopher Daniels and Bryan Danielson 
- The Amazing Red defeated Jay Briscoe 
- Super Crazy defeated Eddy Guerrero to become the first IWA Puerto Rico Intercontinental champion


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Victoria defeated champion Molly Holly, Jazz and Lita in an elimination match to win the WWE Women's Title


ROH 6th Anniversary Show: New York City:
- ROH Tag Team champs Davey Richards & Rocky Romero defeated Ruckus & Jigsaw
- Bryan Danielson defeated ROH champ Nigel McGuinness by DQ
- FIP champ Roderick Strong won a three-way No DQ match over Necro Butcher and Erick Stevens


WWE Elimination Chamber: Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- WWE Intercontinental champion Big E beat Jack Swagger to retain the title
- WWE Tag Team champions The New Age Outlaws defeated The Usos to retain the title
- Batista defeated Alberto Del Rio
- Elimination Chamber: WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton defeated John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Sheamus and Christian to retain the title