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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/15): AJ Styles wins NWA title at Hard Justice 2005



- George Dussette and Luther Lindsay defeated Bulldog Curtis and Tommy Martinez to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


- Ed Francis defeated Luigi Macera for the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne and Leo Nomellini defeated Doc and Mike Gallagher for the Minneapolis NWA World Tag Team Titles


Mobile, Alabama:
- Rocket Monroe (Bill Fletcher) defeated Joe Scarpa (Jay Strongbow) and Pancho Villa in a three-way match to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Mighty Igor Vodic defeated Mad Dog Vachon for the AWA World (Omaha version only) Heavyweight Title 


Sydney, Australia:
- Mark Lewin and Antonio Pugliese defeated Swede Hanson and Rip Hawk to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles

Los Angeles, California:
- Donna Christantello and Kathy O'Day defeated The Fabulous Moolah and Toni Rose to win the NWA World Women's Tag Team Titles


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Red Bastien and Hercules Cortez defeated Butcher and Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles 
- The Crusher beat Larry Hennig 
- Bull Bullinski beat Nick Bockwinkel via DQ


Orlando, Florida:
- Boris Malenko defeated Bearcat Wright for the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title 


Mobile, Alabama:
- The California Hippies (Mike Boyette and Mickey Doyle) won the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Paul Jones and Wahoo McDaniel defeated Gene and Ole Anderson to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Chicago, Illinois:
- Dick the Bruiser beat Ox Baker in a Chain Match
- In a Loser Leaves Town Match, Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant 
- Greg Gagne beat Mad Dog Vachon via DQ

Detroit, Michigan:
- The Sheik defeated Bobo Brazil for the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

San Francisco, California:
- Tony Garea and Pat Patterson defeated Invader I and Don Muraco to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski defeated John Quinn for the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Billy Red Lyons fought Chris Tolos to a 20-minute draw
- Dewey Robertson defeated the Wildman via disqualification
- Kim Chang pinned Claude Dionne
- Billy Red Lyons & Rufus R. Jones defeated Super Destroyer (Sgt. Slaughter) & Lord Alfred Hayes 
- British Champion Billy Robinson defeated Angelo Mosca via disqualification
- WWWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Billy Graham by count out
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a double disqualification with Jim Brunzell


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) defeated Eddie and Tommy Gilbert to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles


Kummamoto, Japan:
- Pat Tanaka defeated Naoki Sano
- Norio Honaga fought Black Cat to a draw
- Kengo Kimura & Fumihiro Niikura defeated Osamu Kido & Shunji Kosugi
- John Quinn defeated Fujiwara
- The Masked Sueprstar, Ken Patera, & WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch defeated Animal Hamaguchi, Yoshikai Yatsu, & Kuniaki Kobayashi
- Mr. Saito defeated Otto Wanz
- Andre The Giant & WWF Tag Team Champion Adrian Adonis defeated Seigi Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Riki Choshu via count-out
- Antonio Inoki defeated Big John Studd


Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Batten Twins (Bart and Brad) to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Fayetteville, North Carolina:
- Big Josh defeated Richard Morton
- Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion defeated Thomas Rich & Tracy Smothers
- Nikita Koloff defeated Steve Austin
- Ron Simmons defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko (substituting for Bobby Eaton)
- WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat


Johnson City, Tennessee:
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane and Tom Prichard) for the SMW Tag Team Titles

Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada:
- Michelle Starr defeated Mighty Quinn for the WCCW Heavyweight Title
- Al Tomko won the WCCW Mid-Heavyweight Title from Firefighter Adrian
- The Beautiful Bodies (Rocky Dellaserra and Ole Olson) defeated Firefighter Adrian and Timothy Flowers to win the WCCW International Tag Team Titles


Niigata, Japan:
- Reggie Bennett defeated Manami Toyota for the IWA Women's World Title 


Biloxi, Mississippi:
- Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett to win the title 


Louisville, Kentucky:
- The Minnesota Stretching Crew (Shelton Benjamin and Brock Lesnar) defeated The Disciples of Synn (Damian and Payne) to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles.


Jeffersonville, Indiana:
- Nova defeated The Prototype (John Cena) for the OVW Heavyweight Title 


Lexington, Massachusetts:
- CM Punk and Colt Cabana defeated Jay and Mark Briscoe to win the ROH Tag Team championship

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Hurácan Castillo, Jr. defeated José Rivera, Jr. for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 


TNA Hard Justice: Orlando, Florida:
- Shark Boy defeated David Young
- Team Canada (Eric Young and Petey Williams) (with Coach D'Amore) defeated Apolo and Sonny Siaki
- Michael Shane and Trinity defeated Chris Sabin and Traci
- Raven defeated Sean Waltman in a Clockwork Orange House of Fun match
- Monty Brown and The Outlaw defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Ron Killings
- The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) defeated America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship
- Christopher Daniels defeated Shocker to retain the TNA X Division Championship
- Abyss defeated Bobby Roode, Zach Gowen, Eric Young, Cassidy Riley, Elix Skipper, Shark Boy, A-1, Chris Sabin, Petey Williams, Sonny Siaki, Lance Hoyt, Michael Shane, Jerrelle Clarke, Mikey Batts, The Outlaw, Trytan, Ron Killings, Apolo and B.G. James in a Twenty-Man Gauntlet for the Gold to become number contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the NWA/TNA World Title


Lubbock, Texas:
- Shelton Benjamin won the Intercontinental Title in a match involving John Cena, Rob Van Dam, Triple H, Shelton Benjamin, & Chris Masters


NJPW East Coast Invasion: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Kenny Omega defeated Jushin Liger to win the JAPW Light Heavyweight championship
- IWGP Heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi retained the title over Davey Richards

TNA Sacrifice:
- Mexican America (Anarquia and Hernandez) (with Sarita and Rosita) defeated Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore)
- Brian Kendrick defeated Robbie E (with Cookie)
- Mickie James defeated Madison Rayne to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- Kazarian defeated Max Buck to retain the TNA X Division Championship
- Crimson defeated Abyss
- Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated Immortal (Chris Harris and Matt Hardy) to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
- Tommy Dreamer defeated A.J. Styles in a No Disqualification match
- Kurt Angle and Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett
- Sting defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship