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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/02): Ron Simmons captures WCW gold in historic fashion

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Dr. X beat Dick the Bruiser
- The Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa 
- Bill Watts beat Dutch Savage


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Billy Red Lyons
- In a no DQ match, AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon
- Red Bastien beat Dr. X 
- Bill Watts beat Angelo Poffo


Miami, Florida:
- In a match where the winner would meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr, Zodiac beat Mr Wrestling Tim Woods
- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Hiro Matsuda & Ron Fuller 
- Buddy Colt beat Louie Tillet by DQ (sub Johnny Walker)


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Jose Rivera & Ciclon defeated Pierre & Michael Martel for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- In a no DQ 60:00 time limit match, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Tor Kamata


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Dino Bravo by DQ
- The Crusher no contest Jerry Blackwell
- Jesse Ventura beat Greg Gagne
- John Studd beat Steve Olsonoski 
- Tito Santana drew Adrian Adonis


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Harley Race defeated Jerry Blackwell for the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title

Denver, Colorado:
- In a Boot Camp match, Sgt Slaughter & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Larry Zbyszko 
- Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes & Ray Stevens beat Blackjack Lanza & Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher
- Brad Rheingans beat Boris Zhukov
- Bill Irwin beat Steve O


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Ron Simmons defeated Big Van Vader to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Luna Vachon defeated Miss Texas (Jacqueline) for the USWA Heavyweight Title


ECW Heatwave: Dayton, Ohio:
- Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn.
- Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm.
- Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions Sabu & Rob Van Dam defeated Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki when Sabu pinned Shinzaki.
- FTW Champion Taz defeated Bam Bam Bigelow via submission in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
- Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, & Spike Dudley defeated Buh Buh Ray, D-Von, & Big Dick Dudley.


- D Lo Brown defeated Jeff Jarrett for the WWF Intercontinental Title