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On this day in pro wrestling history: Triple H wins the vacant WWF World Title

1940

Kansas City, Kansas:

Orville Brown defeated Don McIntyre 2 falls to 0. (referee was  James J. Braddock)

1949 

Tampa, Florida:

- Danny Dusek defeated Pedro Godoy in a tournament final to win the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1952 

- El Santo defeated Bobby Bonales to win the NWA World Welterweight Title

1964

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa 

- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Larry Chene & Jack Lanza in 2 out of 3 falls

- Moose Cholak beat Johnny Carr 

1973

Dallas, Texas:

- Johnny Valentine beat Mil Mascaras by DQ

- Fritz Von Erich & Jose Lothario beat Dory Funk Jr and Terry Funk, special referee Bearcat Wright (substituting for Pat O'Connor)

1973

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Red Bastien (sub The Crusher) & Ken Patera beat Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff

- North American Champion Billy Robinson beat Nick Bockwinkel

- Sam Steamboat & Neff Maiava beat Ripper Collins & Ed Francis

1974

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Bobby Whitlock defeated Bob Orton via DQ

- Pat O’Connor fought Jerry Oates to a draw 

- Ken Mantell defeated Lord Alfred Hayes in three falls

- Mike George & The Viking defeated The Interns via DQ

- Bob Brown fought Killer Karl Krupp to a double countout in three falls

1981

Sioux City, Iowa:

- Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell dq

- Billy Robinson drew Jerry Blackwell

- Handicap match: Hulk Hogan beat Dizzy Ed Boulder & George Gadaski

- Tito Santana beat Sheik Adnan

1982 

Mexico City, Mexico:

- El Canek defeated Riki Choshu to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title

Orlando, Florida:

- Mike Graham & Kevin Sullivan & Terry Allen (Magnum TA) beat Jim Garvin & the Texan & Vic Rossitani

- Barry Windham beat Jake Roberts

- WWF Champion Bob Backlund beat King Kong Tonga

- Butch Reed & Ron Bass battled John Studd & Angelo Mosca to a double countout

- Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in a lights out Texas Barbed Wire Cage Match

1984 

Shreveport, Louisiana:

- Adrian Street defeated Terry Taylor to win the Mid-South Wrestling Television Title

1986

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Jerry Jarrett beat Tojo Yamamoto

- Tracy Smothers pinned The Ninja (Tom Burton) to win the Mid-America Title

- CWA International Tag Champs Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto beat Giant Hillbilly & Paul Diamond

- Fire & Flame won a tag team battle royal

- Jerry Lawler & Tommy Rich beat Fire & Flame in a "losers leave town vs. masks" match; Fire and Flame were unmasked as Dirty Rhodes & Don Bass

1995 

Tokyo, Japan:

The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) defeated Hayabusa in the finals of a tournament to crown a new FMW World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Champion 

1999 

Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Triple H defeated The Rock, Mankind, Big Show, Davey Boy Smith and Kane to win the vacant WWF World Title 

- D'Lo Brown defeated Mark Henry to win the WWF European Title

2009

New York City:

- The American Wolves defeated Kevin Steen & El Generico in Ladder War II to retain the ROH World Tag Team Title

- Austin Aries defeated Petey Williams by countout to retain the ROH World Title

- Daniel Bryan defeated Nigel McGuiness

- The Young Bucks defeated The Briscoe Brothers