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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/08): Edge cashes in to win the WWE title



Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania:
- Wladek Zbyszko defeated B.F. Roller for the American Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Wayne Munn defeated Ed "Strangler" Lewis to win the World Heavyweight Champion in 2 out of 3 falls


San Francisco, California:
- Jim Casey defeated Dean Detton to win the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff defeated Fritz Von Erich and Karl Von Schober in a tournament final to become the first Minneapolis NWA World Tag Team Champions (The title would go on to become the AWA World Tag Team Title in 1960)


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- World Heavyweight Champion Wladek Kowalski and NWA World  Heavyweight Champion Edouard Carpentier wrestled to a no contest 
- Verne Gagne and Don Leo Jonathan drew 
- Larry Moquin beat Bob Langevin 
- Paul Baillargeon beat Angelo Savoldi 
- Andre Bollet and Manuel Cortez drew 

Mobile, Alabama:
- Yvon Robert defeated Mario Galento to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dick Hutton and Bob Ellis drew 1 fall each (60 minutes)
- Ernie Dusek, Lee Henning and Mighty Atlas beat Bobby Bruns, John Foti and Thor Hagen 
- Bob Orton beat Joe Scarpa 


Houston, Texas:
- Pete Managoff defeated Nick Kozak for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Len Rossi won the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title by defeating Don Greene 


Portland, Oregon:
- Pepper Martin defeated Pat Patterson for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Moose Cholak 
- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Reggie Parks & Billy Red Cloud
- Eddie Sharkey beat Johnny Kace
- Bob Boyer beat Jack Allen


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Mr Wrestling Tim Woods beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon in 2 out of 3 falls to win AWA Title (recognized only in Omaha)
- Reggie Parks drew Haru Sasaki
- Mitsu Arakawa beat Jack Pesek 
- Billy Red Cloud beat Jim Wehba (Skandar Akbar)

Chicago, Illinois:
- NWA Champion Gene Kiniski beat WWA Champion Dick the Bruiser (NWA title only on the line)
- Johnny Valentine no contest Wilbur Snyder
- Verne Gagne beat Chris Markoff
- The Assassins beat Dennis Hall & Huey Long
- The Crusher beat Prince Pullins


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Brass Knuckles Title: Jack Brisco defeat Missouri Mauler to win title
- Mephisto & Dante defeated Sam Steamboat & Ciclon Negro
- Bob Orton defeated Skull Von Stroheim 
- Dory Dixon defeated The Executioner 


Portland, Oregon:
- Karl and Kurt Von Steiger defeated Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Hanley, England:
- Albert Wall defeated George Gordienko to win the British Empire Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Danny Hodge defeated Ali (Iron Sheik) Vaziri
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Skull Von Stroheim
- Tom Jones defeated Mark Stone
- Mad Dog & Stan Vachon defeated Paul LeDuc & Tex McKenzie
- Mike Graham defeated Dick Slater by DQ
- Buddy Colt defeated Paul Jones by DQ
- Dusty Rhodes no contest Jos LeDuc


Miami, Florida:
- NWA Title: Jack Brisco defeat Dory Funk, Jr by DQ to retain title
- Florida Tag Team Title: Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci defeated Dick Slater & Prof. Toru Tanaka to retain titles
- Florida Title: Bill Watts defeat The Great Malenko to retain title
- Bob Roop & Mongolian Stomper beat Jos LeDuc & Bob Armstrong
- Johnny Weaver beat Sonny Rogers
- Pat Barrett drew Iron Mike McCord


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
- Leo Burke defeated Don Gagne (Frenchy Martin) for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Stan Stasiak
- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum
- Dusty Rhodes beat Waldo Von Erich
- Jay Strongbow beat Chris Tolos by DQ
- Ken Patera beat Jim Brunzell
- Angelo Mosca ddq Peter Maivia


Cloverdale, British Columbia:
- Moose Morowski and Al Tomko defeated Dean Ho and Moondog Moretti for the Vancouver NWA International Tag Team Title 

Kumaya, Japan:
- Kaoru Matsumoto defeated Lioness Asuka to win the AJW Singles Title 


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Dory Funk, Jr. and Jimmy Valiant for the vacant Mid-Atlantic NWA World Tag Team titles

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated Pirata Morgan to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- Winner gets held up Florida Title and $15,000: Brian Blair defeated Jesse Barr (Blair regains title)
- Texas Tornado Match: Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts defeated Khrusher Khruschchev & Jim Neidhart
- PYT Express defeated Sweet Brown Sugar & Scott McGhee
- Mike Graham defeated Jack Hart


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated King Cobra for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Far 2 Wild (Chris Michaels and Todd Morton) defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) for the held up USWA Tag Team Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Arn Anderson defeated Johnny B. Badd to win the WCW World Television Title 

Nagano, Japan:
- Tatsutoshi Goto, Shiro Koshinaka and Michiyoshi Ohara defeated Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado to win the Pro Wrestling WAR Six-Man Tag Team Titles


Daytona Beach, Florida:
- Juventud Guerrera defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Ultimo Dragon to win the title 


Fajardo, Puerto Rico:
- Ray Gonzalez defeated Carlos Colon to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) defeated The New Church (Brian Lee and Slash) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- Curt Hennig defeated David Flair in an axe-handle on a pole match


WWE New Year's Revolution: Albany, New York:
- John Cena defeated Shawn Michaels, Kane, Chris Masters, Carlito and Kurt Angle in an Elimination Chamber match to retain the WWE Championship
- Edge defeated John Cena to win the WWE Championship after cashing in his "Money in the Bank briefcase"


TNA Genesis: Orlando, Florida:
- TNA X-Division champion Austin Aries defeatd Zema Ion, Jesse Sorensen and Kid Kash to retain the title
- TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim (with Madison Rayne) defeated Mickie James to retain the title
- TNA Tag Team champions Matt Morgan & Crimson beat Samoa Joe & Magnus to retain the titles
- TNA champion Bobby Roode retained the title over Jeff Hardy by DQ