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Daily pro wrestling history (01/09): Triple H wins WWE Championship in an Elimination Match

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Portland, Oregon:
- Harold Sakata and Toi Yamamoto defeated John Cretorian and Kurt Von Poppenheim to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Los Angeles, California:
- Al Kashey defeated Lord James Blears for the vacant NWA Beat the Champ International Television Title 


Stockton, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Pat O'Connor defeated Dick Hutton to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
- Gene Kiniski beat Adrian Baillargeon 
- Edouard Carpentier and Bobby Managoff beat El Lobo and Hans Schmidt 2 out of 3 falls 
- Bobby Bruns and Rip Hawk drew 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Mister M (Bill Miller) defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title (Mister M's AWA United States Heavyweight Title was vacated)
- Nikita Kalmikoff beat Tony Baillargeon 
- Bob Geigel no contest Tiny Mills
- Nick Roberts beat Pat Kennedy 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Don Leo Jonathan and Whipper Billy Watson defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) for the Winnipeg NWA International Tag Team Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Mighty Igor Vodik
- Handicap match: The Crusher beat Chris Markoff & Steve Druk
- Reggie Parks beat Larry Hennig dq
- Harley Race beat Eddie Sharkey
- Chris Tolos beat Ivan Kalmikoff  
- Larry Heiniemi beat Bob Morgan


Macon, Georgia:
- Butcher Vachon and Stan Vachon (Stan Pulaski) defeated Enrique and Ramon Torres for the Georgia NWA World Tag Team Title 


Hiroshima, Japan:
- Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder defeated Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki to win the NWA International Tag Team Title 

Amarillo, Texas:
- Buddy Colt defeated Ricky Romero for the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Dave Ruhl won the Calgary NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title by defeating Danny Lynch


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Curtis Iaukea defeated Billy Robinson for the Hawaii NWA North American Heavyweight Title

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Al and Don Greene) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Mark Lewin defeated Buddy Colt for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Billy Graham defeated Ed Francis to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens ddq Billy Robinson & Red Bastein
- Pak Song ddq Ripper Collins
- Tosh Togo drew Bill Francis
- Sam Steamboat beat Peace Brother I
- Neff Maiava beat Peace Brother II


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Norvell Austin and Bill Dundee defeated Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Jimmy Garvin defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco for the Florida NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Reynosa, Mexico:
- Luis Arizona defeated Centurion Negro to win the UWA World Middleweight Title 


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) won the World Class Television Title by defeating Brian Adias.

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Charlie Cook defeated Jerry Stubbs for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- No dq, two referees (one will be Austin Idol), $500 fine for each illegal punch: AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler dq 
- Anything Goes, No referee in the Ring: Fabulous Ones beat The Moondogs
- Austin Idol beat Jos Leduc
- Dutch Mantell beat Mid American Champion Randy Savage dq
- King Konga beat Terry Taylor
- Texas Death Match: A Team beat Rock and Roll Express
- Porkchop Cash & Dream Machine beat Koko Ware & Jerry Grey
- Art Crews drew Terry Gibbs


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Larry Hamilton defeated Tom Prichard to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Wendell Cooley defeated Sid Vicious to win the Championship (formerly Continental) Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title


Portland, Oregon:
- Bart Sawyer defeated John Rambo to win the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) for the USWA tag team titles
- PG-13 defeated Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich to win the USWA tag team titles
- Sweet Georgia Brown won the USWA Women's Title by defeating Miss Texas (Jackie Moore)


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Flash Flanagan and Steven Dunn defeated Mike Samples and Sir Mo to win the held up USWA Tag Team Titles 


Birmingham, Alabama:
- The Impact Players (Justin Credible and Lance Storm) defeated ECW World Tag Team Champions Tommy Dreamer and Raven to win the titles 
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion Mike Awesome pinned Spike Dudley to retain the title


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Trish Stratus won the WWE Diva's Title by defeating Lita 
- Triple H won the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match by defeating Edge, Bastista, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Randy Orton