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On this day in pro wrestling history: Korean show draws 150,000 fans; Bockwinkel & Stevens vs. Rhodes & Murdoch

by Brian Hoops


1966 - In Kansas City, Kansas; Dick the Bruiser & The Mongolian Stomper
defeated Bob Geigel & Bob Brown via DQ in three falls.

1967 - In Winnipeg, Manitoba; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mad Dog
Vachon by dq when Larry Hennig interfered and NWA Junior Heavyweight
Champion Danny Hodge defeated Bob Boyer.

1973 - In Minneapolis, MN AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray
Stevens beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch in 2 out of 3 falls and
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Bill Watts.

1979 - At the Philadelphia Spectrum, Greg Valentine defeated WWF World
Champion Bob Backlund by referee decision due to blood stoppage,
Backlund retained the title.

1985 - In Chicago, Illinois; Sgt. Slaughter & Jerry Blackwell & Verne
Gagne beat Masked Superstar & King Tonga & Sheik Adnan in a steel cage
match and Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig went to a time limit draw with AWA
Tag Team Champions Road Warriors.

1986 - In a Pro Wrestling USA show in East Rutherford, NJ; Road Warriors
beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff in a steel cage match; Dusty Rhodes
beat Arn Anderson in a steel cage match; in a Texas Death match Nick
Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko; AWA Champion Stan Hansen defeated Leon
White and AWA Tag Team Champions Curt Hennig & Scott Hall beat Nord The
Barbarian & Boris Zhukov.

1990 - Jimmy Valiant defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified
Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee. On the same show, Brickhouse
Brown & Sweet Daddy Falcone defeated Rex King & Steve Doll for the USWA
Tag Team Title.

1995 - A new record for the largest crowd to attend a professional
wrestling event is set in Pyongyang, North Korea for a two day New Japan
event held in Pyongyang May Day Stadium as part of the World Wrestling Peace Festival.  Scott Norton drew Shinya Hashimoto in the main event before 150,000 fans.


1997 - Owen Hart defeated Rocky Maivia for the WWF Intercontinental
Title in Omaha, Nebraska

1999 - Rob Conway defeated Nick Dinsmore for the Ohio Valley Heavyweight
Title


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