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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/26): Dusty Rhodes defeats Ric Flair for NWA title



St. Louis, Missouri:

- Dick Shikat beat Joe Komar 


Houston, Texas:

- Dave Levin defeated Kay Bell for the Texas Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:

- Fritz Von Erich defeated Spoiler #1 for the held-up NWA American Heavyweight Title


Fuchu, Japan:

- Miyoko Hoshino and Yoshiko Miyamoto defeated Masked Killer and Masked Lee to win the American Girls' Wrestling Association International Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Fred Blassie defeated Johnny Barend for the Hawaii NWA North American Heavyweight Title

Miami, Florida:

- Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco on a 3rd fall DQ

- Don Curtis beat Buddy Colt by DQ

- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Hiro Matsuda & Ron Fuller

Kasugabe, Japan:

- Miyoko Hoshino defeated Sarah Lee for the WWWA World Title

- Aiko Kyo and Jumbo Miyamoto won the WWWA World Tag Team Title from Opearl Anston and Masked Lee


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Mike George & Jim Brunzell defeated Percy Pringle & Jim Dalton

- Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe defeated Hillbilly Vic & Steve Bolus

- In an Indian Strap Match; Danny Little Bear defeated Bob Brown 

- Lord Alfred Hayes & Roger Kirby defeated Bobo Brazil & Rufus R. Jones in three falls


Mobile, Alabama

- Ken Lucas defeated Kurt Von Hess to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Greg Valentine defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

St. Petersburg, Florida:

- Barry Windham defeated Masa Saito for the NWA Florida Television Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Angelo Mosca defeated Mr. Fuji to win the Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke

- Sheik Adnan ddq Tito Santana 

- Jerry Blackwell beat Brad Rheingans


Nagasaki, Japan:

- Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda defeated Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta to win the NWA International Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:

- The Grapplers (Tony Anthony and Len Denton) defeated The Uptown Boys (Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers) to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Albany, Georgia:

- The Midnight Express; Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton won an 18 Man Battle Royal and split the "$10,000" purse


WCW Great American Bash: Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match to win the title 

- Magnum T.A. defeated Nikita Koloff (with Ivan Koloff) (this made their best-of-seven series for the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 3-1 favor of Nikita)

- NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard (with James J. Dillon) defeated Ron Garvin in a Taped Fist match

- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) fought The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Arn and Ole Anderson) to a draw

- Baby Doll and NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) (with Paul Ellering) defeated Jim Cornette and NWA World Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) in a Steel Cage match

- Steve Regal pinned Sam Houston

- Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart & Konga the Barbarian defeated Denny Brown & the Italian Stallion 

- Manny Fernandez pinned Baron Von Raschke in a loaded glove on a pole match

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian strap match

- Paul Jones (w/ Baron Von Raschke) pinned Jimmy Valiant 


Cleveland, Ohio (Non-Great American Bash show held after a Cleveland Indians game):

- Ron Garvin defeated the Barbarian

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Koloff

- NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard fought Jimmy Garvin to a draw

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane


Charleston, South Carolina:

- Brad Armstrong defeated Barry Horowitz

- Tom Zenk defeated Buddy Landell

- Brian Pillman defeated Mark Callous via reverse decision

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title match

- The Junkyard Dog defeated the Iron Sheik

- NWA World Champion Sting & NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair & Barry Windham


Matsudo, Japan:

- The Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat) defeated Billy Black and Joel Deaton to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

Oakland, California:

- Terrance Taylor pinned Mike Graham (sub. for Ron Simmons) 

- PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification 

- Dustin Rhodes & Mike Graham defeated Richard Morton & Terrance Taylor 

- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Big Josh 

- Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater defeated Tom Zenk & Black Bart (sub. for Rick & Scott Steiner) 

- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Bobby Eaton 

- Sting, El Gigante, Ron Simmons & the Yellow Dog defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, the Diamond Studd & the One Man Gang


Calhoun, Georgia:

- Kent Cole defeated Wrecking Crew Rage

- Ice Train (w/ Thunderbolt Patterson) defeated Tony Vendetta

- Keith Cole defeated Wrecking Crew Fury

- Lord Steven Regal defeated Mark Starr (sub. for Johnny Gunn) 

- Johnny B. Badd defeated Maxx Payne

- Ron Simmons defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff via disqualification 

- Johnny B. Badd (sub. for 2 Cold Scorpio) & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce


WWF In Your House: Fresno, California:

- Val Venis defeated Jeff Jarrett (with Tennessee Lee)

- D'Lo Brown (with The Godfather) defeated X-Pac (with Chyna)

- Faarooq and Scorpio defeated Justin Bradshaw and Terry Funk

- Mark Henry defeated Vader

- The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull) (with Paul Ellering) defeated LOD 2000 (Animal and Hawk)

- Owen Hart defeated Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon match

- WWF Intercontinental Champion The Rock fought Triple H (with Chyna) to a 30-minute time-limit draw in a best-of-three falls match to retain the title

- WWF Champion Steve Austin and The Undertaker defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Kane and Mankind to win the titles


Tokyo, Japan:

- Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shuji Kondo and "brother" YASSHI for the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles


WWE Night of Champions: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Cryme Tyme (JTG and Shad Gaspard) defeated The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)

- Jeri-Show (Big Show and Chris Jericho) defeated The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) to retain the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship

- Kofi Kingston defeated Carlito, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Montel Vontavious Porter and Primo to retain the WWE United States Championship

- Michelle McCool defeated Melina to retain the WWE Women's Championship

- Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Triple H in a Triple threat match for the WWE Championship

- Christian defeated Tommy Dreamer to win the ECW Championship 

- Mickie James defeated Maryse to win the Diva's Championship

- Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship

- Jeff Hardy defeated CM Punk to win the World Championship


NJPW G1 Climax Tournament: Tokyo, Japan:

- Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi beat Juice Robinson & David Finlay

- Toru Yano & Jado beat Seiya Sanada & Bushi

- Evil & Hiromu Takahashi beat Minoru Suzuki & Taichi 

- Michael Elgin & Ryusuke Taguchi beat Kenny Omega & Chase Owens

- Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Kazuchika Okada & Gedo

- Tomohiro Ishii pinned Yoshi-Hashi

- Zack Sabre Jr. pinned Bad Luck Fale

- Togi Makabe pinned Kota Ibushi

- Tetsuya Naito pinned Yuji Nagata

- Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Hirooki Goto


NJPW G1 Tournament: Nakagota, Japan:

- Minoru Suzuki & Desperado beat Michael Elgin & Ren Narita

- Evil & Bush beat Hangman Page & Chase Owens

- Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa beat Jay White & Yoh

- Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay beat Togi Makabe & Toa Henare

- Yoshi-Hashi & Sho beat Kazuchika Okada & Gedo

- Hirooki Goto pinned Toru Yano

- Tetsuya Naito pinned Tama Tonga

- Zack Sabre Jr. beat Tomohiro Ishii 

- Kenny Omega pinned Juice Robinson

- Seiya Sanada pinned Kota Ibushi