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Daily pro wrestling history (03/03): Sting wins the TNA World Title

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1922

Wichita, Kansas:
- Ed "Strangler" Lewis won the World Heavyweight Title by defeating Stanislaus Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls

1938

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Vic Christy defeated Yvon Robert for the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles 

1949

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Fred Atkins defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title 

1953

Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Fred Blassie and Miguel Lopez defeated Ali Bey and Danny Plechas for the Rocky Mountain Tag Team Titles

1964

Tampa, Florida:
- Bob Ellis defeated Bob Orton to win the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1966

Portland, Oregon:
- Paul Jones defeated Stan Stasiak for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1970

Tampa, Florida:
- Bob Orton defeated The Missouri Mauler for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 
- Jack Brisco defeated Dale Lewis 
- Chris Markoff & Bronko Lubich defeated Sam Steamboat & Thunderbolt Patterson 
- Bob Roop & Sailor Art Thomas & Dan Miller beat Mr. Saito & Hiro Matsuda & Duke Keomuka-DQ
- Jose Lothario defeated Karl Krauser 
- Al Valesco defeated Aldo Bogni-DQ

1973

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- Gene and Ole Anderson defeated Art Nielson and Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles 
- Jerry Brisco won the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title

Osaka, Japan:
- Great Kojika and Gentetsu Matsuoka defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Kurt Von Steiger to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1975

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Ormand Malumba and Guy Mitchell defeated Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
- Harley Race defeated Bob Armstrong 
- Mask Match: Mike Graham & The Great Malenko defeated The Patriots 
- Johnny Weaver defeated Jim Dillon 
- Roger Kirby defeated Tony Parisi 

1976

- Rocky Johnson and Jose Lothario defeated Killer Tim Brooks and Stan Hansen for the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

1979

San Francisco, California:
- Ron Starr defeated Roddy Piper for the vacant San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

1980

West Palm Beach, Florida:
- Steve Keirn defeated Bugsy McGraw to win the NWA Florida Television Title 

Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Eddie and Tommy Gilbert defeated Steve Lawler and Siegfried Steinke for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles 

1983

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Kim Duk and Yasu Fuji defeated Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan dq
- Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
- Wahoo McDaniel no contest Ken Patera
- Jesse Ventura beat Brad Rheingans
- Rick Martel beat Bobby Heenan COR
- John Tolos beat Buck Zumhofe

Cuernavaca, Mexico:
- Espectro, Jr. defeated Lizmark to win Mexican National Middleweight Title 

1984

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell dq
- Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Billy Robinson & Ronnie Garvin
- Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan beat Stan Hansen & Nick Bockwinkel
- Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly beat Brad Rheingans & Tom Stone
- Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Buck Zumhofe & Steve O

1986

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Tom Prichard defeated Tim Horner for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Abdul Khadafy (Danny Miller) defeated Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley) to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title

Bradford, England:
- Kung Fu defeated Rocky Morton for the British Heavy Middleweight Title 

1987

Croydon, England:
- Fuji Yamada (Jushin Liger) defeated Mark Rocco for the World Heavy Middleweight Title 

1989

Fort Worth, Texas:
- Beauty and The Beast (The Beast and Terrence Garvin) defeated Chris Adams and Jeff Jarrett in a tournament final for the vacant USWA
Texas Tag Team Titles

1991

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match 

Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) defeated Villano III to win the WWF World Light Heavyweight Title 

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico:
- Scott Hall defeated Miguel Perez, Jr. for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

1995

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania:
- Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana for the International World Class Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title 

Hiroshima, Japan:
- Silver King and El Texano defeat the Headhunters to win the IWA Japan World Tag Team Titles

1997

Berlin, Germany:
- In a tournament final, WWF Tag Team Champion The British Bulldog pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart to become the first WWF European Champion 

2001

Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- El Bronco defeated Jerry Flynn for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 
- Rico Suave and Eddie Watts defeated Thunder and Lightning to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles

2002

Tokyo, Japan:
- Milano Collection A.T. defeated Masato Yoshino in the finals of the Toryumon 2000 Project Strongest League to become the first NWA International Light Heavyweight Champion

2011

Fayetteville, North Carolina:
- Sting defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title
- Beer Money defeated Gunner & Murphy to retain the TNA World Tag Team Titles
- Scott Steiner defeated Rob Terry