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On this day in pro wrestling history: AWA tries Los Angeles in 1969 with Gagne, Bruiser & Thesz, Sheik wins UN belt

  1. 1943
    Wichita, Kansas
    NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag beat Everett Kibbons in 2 out of 3 falls
    John Pesek defeated Seelie Samara by dq
    Bill Ely and Buck Fanning wrestled to a 30 minute draw
    Al Klein beat Frank Nelson 1969
    Los Angeles, California
    AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick The Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
    Lou Thesz beat Larry Hennig
    AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Bill Watts & Wilbur Snyder
    Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Lex Byrd1972
    The Sheik defeated Seiji Sakaguchi in Tokyo, Japan to win the NWA
    United National Heavyweight Title. That belt is now part of the All
    Japan Triple Crown.1980
    Dino Bravo (sub Angelo Mosca) & Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura in non title match
    John Studd beat Bulldog Bob Brown (sub Dino Bravo)
    Tito Santana beat Super Destroyer Mark II
    Buck Zumhofe beat Kenny Jay1981
    Ron Bass defeated Greg Valentine to win the NWA Television Title
    in Ashville, North Carolina.1993
    The Moondogs (Spike& Cujo) defeated The Dogcatchers for the USWA
    Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee1997
    Steven Dunn defeated Doomsday (Kane) for the USWA Southern
    Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee.2002
    In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defeated
    World Champion Triple H in a rare bout between the Smackdown and Raw
    champions. Before the match, it was announced that only Lesnar's title
    was on the line. (Lesnar's home town of Webster, SD is about 150 miles
    from Sioux Falls)2003
    Toshiaki Kawada defeated Shinjiro Ohtani in a tournament final to
    win the Triple Crown in Tokyo, Japan.2003
    Nigel McGuiness defeated Chad Collyer for the Heartland Wrestling
    Association Title in Batavia, Ohio.