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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/17): Vader wins the IWGP title

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1965

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race 2 out of 3 falls
- Wilbur Snyder beat Moose Cholak
- Bob Boyer drew Eddie Sharkey
- Mighty Igor Vodik beat Pedro Santos

1971

Tampa, Florida:
- Jack Brisco, the NWA Florida Television Champion, faced Tarzan Tyler, the NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion, in a two-out-of three falls match. The rules for the match stipulated that the Television Title was on the line in the first fall only, while the Heavyweight Title would go to the winner of the match. Tyler pinned Brisco in the first fall to win the Television Title. However, Brisco won the second and third falls to win the match, and claimed the Heavyweight Title.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Sheik defeated Tex McKenzie in death match
- Whipper Watson and Haystack Calhoun beat Man Mountain Cannon and The Mighty Urus
- The Love Brothers, Hartford and Reginald won over The Mighty Igor and Ivan Kalmikoff
- The Fabulous Kangaroos drew with Luis Martínez and Sweet Daddy Siki
- Tiger Jeet Singh beat Tim Brooks
- Fred Atkins downed Lou Kleins
- Luis Martinez won over Joe Killer Christie

1972

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Mark Lewin defeated Bob Brown to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

1973

Miami, Florida:
- Big Bad John and Tim Woods defeated Chris Markoff and Bobby Shane for the NWA Florida Tag Team Title 
- Southern Title: Mark Lewin defeated Paul Jones to retain the title
- Florida Title: Jack Brisco defeated Buddy Colt to retain the title
- Gorgeous George, Jr. defeated Jack Welch
- Dick Slater & Phil Robley defeated Kevin Sullivan & Frank Hester

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr drew Billy Robinson
- North American Champion Dusty Rhodes beat Don Muraco
- Ed Francis beat The Sheik to win Hawaiian Title
- Ripper Collins beat Rick Drasin
- Tony Borne drew Sam Steamboat

1974

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Lord Alfred Hayes and Roger Kirby defeated Jim Brunzell and Mike George to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Title in 3 falls
- Bob Brown defeated Harley Race in three falls

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- Bob Kelly defeated Duke Miller for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne dcor Billy Robinson 
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Red Bastien 
- Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff beat Ricky Romero & Luis Martinez 2 out of 3 falls
- Greg Gagne beat Ric Flair 

1975

Los Angeles, California:
- Porkchop Cash and Special Delivery Jones defeated The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts) to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

1976

Portland, Oregon:
- Jesse Ventura defeated Jimmy Snuka for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- The Infernos defeated The Interns to win the WWC North American Tag Team Title 

1977

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Don Leo Jonathan and Dutch Savage defeated John Quinn and Kurt Von Hess for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title 

Greenville, South Carolina:
- The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts) defeated Dino Bravo and Tim Woods to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles

1979

Miami, Florida:
- NWA World Title: Harley Race defeated Mike Graham
- Florida Tag Titles: Pak Song & Mr. Uganda defeated Dusty Rhodes & Louie Tillet (sub Jos Leduc)
- Brass Knuckles Match: Killer Karl Kox defeated Sonny King
- Thor The Viking defeated Raul Mata (sub Florida Champion Jimmy Garvin)
- Mr. Saito & Mr. Sato defeated Rocky Johnson & Prince Tonga

1980

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Tiger Jeet Singh defeated El Canek for the UWA World Heavyweight Title 

Greenville, Mississippi:
- Mike Sharpe defeated Mike George to win the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

1981

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jimmy Valiant won the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Hector Guerrero in a tournament final 

Portland, Oregon:
- The Destroyer and Rip Oliver defeated Joe Lightfoot and Jay Youngblood for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1982

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Angelo Mosca defeated Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion Big John Studd in a steel cage match to win the title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tommy Rich defeated The Masked Superstar for the NWA National Heavyweight Title 

1985

Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Lights Out match: Jerry Blackwell beat Masked Superstar (sub King Kong Brody)
- Jimmy Garvin beat AWA Champion Rick Martel by DQ
- Non title: Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig (subs for Fabulous Ones) beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Brad Rheingans
- Jim Brunzell beat Steve Regal

1986

Richmond, Virginia:
- Ron Bass defeated Black Bart to win the Mid-Atlantic NWA Brass Knuckles Title 

1991

Yokahama, Japan:
- Big Van Vader defeated Tatsumi Fujinami for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title 

1992

Springfield, Massachusetts: 
- The Mountie defeated Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental Title

1994

New York City:
- The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty to win the title 

1997

Matsumoto, Japan:
- Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue defeated Johnny Ace and Steve Williams to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1999

Charleston, West Virginia:
- Goldberg defeated Scott Hall in a Ladder Stun Gun match
- David and Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig and Barry Windham

2000

Columbus, Ohio:
- Jeff Jarrett was awarded the WCW United States Heavyweight Title by Commissioner Kevin Nash
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Crowbar and David Flair defeated 3 Count (Shane Helms and Shannon Moore)

New Haven, Connecticut:
- WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) defeated Big Show and The Rock
- Rikishi defeated WWF Intercontinental Co-Champion Chris Jericho by DQ

2004

Kaneohe, Hawaii:
- Kenjiro Katahira and Kensuke Sasaki defeated Ahuna and Kaniela for the Hawai'i Championship Wrestling Kekaulike Heritage Tag Team Title 

2010 

Orlando, Florida:
- Tara defeated ODB in a 2 of 3 falls match to win the TNA Knockouts Title 
- Matt Morgan & Hernandez defeated The British Invasion to win the TNA Tag Team Championship