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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/27): Nakamura wins IWGP Heavyweight title



Wichita, Kansas:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag defeated Wladek Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- In a Death Match: Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Gene Kiniski for rights to AWA Tag Team Title (Haggerty chooses Bob Geigel as his new 
  Championship partner)
- Mr. M beat Tiny Mills 
- Karl Krauser beat Frank Marconi
- Dale Lewis drew Bob Geigel


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel & Lee Henning defeated Ralph Bartleman & Thor Hagen
- Red Bastien fought Buddy Austin to a double-CO in two out of three falls
- United States Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Geigel (sub. Bob Orton) in two out of three falls


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Black Angus defeated Lord Alfred Hayes
- Roger Kirby defeated Ricky Romero
- Mike George defeated Bob Orton via DQ
- Harley Race defeated Bob Brown in three falls

Nagoya, Japan:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Shozo "Strong" Kobayashi
- In a Cage Match; Rusher Kimura beat Lars Anderson 
- Animal Hamaguchi beat Greg Gagne
- Bob Bruggers & Blackjack Mulligan beat Tadaharu Tanaka & Isamu Teranishi


West Palm Beach, Florida:
- NWA Title: Terry Funk DCOR Dusty Rhodes to retain
- Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco 
- Hiro Matsuda defeated Mac McMinnes 
- Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Jan Nelson 
- Leon Ogle defeated Miguel Feliciano 
- Don Serrano & Beauregard defeated Tio Tio & Oki Shikina


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Tony Garea to win the titles in a best 2 out of 3 falls match

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson beat Robert Gibson & Jerry Bryant
- Samoans Tio & Tapu beat Bill Dundee & Jimmy Garvin
- Southern Tag Champs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett beat Mike Stark & Jerry Novak
- Mr. Wrestling beat Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant via DQ
- Bill Dundee won a "scaffold battle royal"


Roanoke, Virginia:
- Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham) fought Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) to a double disqualification
- Dick the Bruiser defeated Kevin Sullivan
- John Studd and Kevin Sullivan defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Chief Jay Strongbow

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar in a Texas Streetfight
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Mr. Wrestling II
- Michael Hayes & Otis Sistrunk (substituing for Kevin Von Erich) defeated Georgia Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka to win the championships in a No DQ Steel Cage match


Louisville, Kentucky:
- Dutch Mantell and Koko Ware defeated The Grapplers
- Bill Dundee and Bobby Eaton defeated Dennis Condrey and Buddy Landel by DQ
- The Fabulous Ones defeated the Assassins
- AWA Southern champ Jesse Ventura defeated Terry Taylor
- Austin Idol defeated Stan Hansen


Norfolk, Virginia:
- Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated Ron Garvin & Starship Eagle
- NWA U.S. Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification
- Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a non-title steel cage match
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Magnum TA to a 60-minute time-limit draw


Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) defeated Eddie Gilbert & Sting to win the UWF World Tag Team Championship

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Marty Jannetty defeated Dave Peterson
- Sheik Abdullah defeated Tug Taylor
- Harley Race defeated TG Stone
- Ron Garvin and Bulldog Bob Brown defeated The Animal and Korstia  Korchenko
- Central States Champion Buzz Tyler fought Hacksaw Higgins to a time limit draw


Marietta, Georgia:
- In a Lumberjack Match, Bruiser Brody beat Abdullah The Butcher by countout
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Iron Sheik
- Midnight Rockers Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels beat Boris Zhukov & Soldat Ustinov to apparently win the AWA Tag Team Title but the belts were returned to The Russians when it was revealed the wrong man was pinned
- In a Hair vs Mask match; Jerry Oates beat Mr Olympia and unmasked him as Jerry Stubbs

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Kendall Windham & Lazortron defeated the MOD Squad
- Jimmy Garvin defeated Manny Fernandez
- Sting defeated Eddie Gilbert
- UWF World Champion Steve Williams defeated Black Bart
- NWA Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton
- NWA Tag Team Champion Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Stan Lane via disqualification
- NWA World Champion Ron Garvin defeated Big Bubba
- Dusty Rhodes, NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff, & the Road Warriors defeated Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, & Tully Blanchard in a steel cage match


Worcester, Massachuesettes:
- Eddie Gilbert pinned the Cuban Assassin
- Tom Zenk pinned Norman
- Steve Williams pinned Mike Rotunda 
- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace (w/ Jim Cornette) 
- Tommy Rich pinned Jack Victory (w/ Rip Morgan) 
- Bobby Eaton pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Michael Hayes 
- Road Warrior Animal pinned Rip Morgan (w/ Jack Victory) 
- Sting defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk 


Marion, Ohio:
- Van Hammer pinned Terrence Taylor
- Tom Zenk pinned Oz (Kevin Nash)
- WCW World Tag Team Champions The Enforcers, Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier
- Brian Pillman pinned Johnny B. Badd
- WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions The Patriots, Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin fought Dustin Rhodes to a draw
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham


Morristown, Tennessee:
- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Mike Sampson & Robbie Eagle
- Killer Kyle beat Newton Steffey
- Brian Lee beat Paul Orndorff via DQ

Charleston, North Carolina:
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell, Van Hammer, & Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton, Diamond Dallas Page, & Vinnie Vegas
- Tom Zenk defeated Greg Valentine
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Dick Slater
- Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong
- WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin
- Barry Windham defeated the Barbarian via disqualification
- Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons & Nikita Koloff defeated Jake Roberts & Cactus Jack


WWF Monday Night Raw:
- Shawn Michaels was stripped of the Intercontinental championship
- Razor Ramon pinned Rick Martel to win the vacant title


Osaka, Japan:
- Norio Honaga defeated Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title in a tournament final


- Harlem Heat defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs to win the titles


WWF Breakdown: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:
- The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a steel cage match 
- Owen Hart pinned Edge 
- The Undertaker and Kane defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin 


- Shinsuke Nakamura beat Togi Makabe in Kobe to win the vacant IWGP title


TNA Impact:
- Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the TNA TV Title
- Tara defeated ODB