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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/23): Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to win WWF title



Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeated Joe "Toots" Mondt 


Houston, Texas:
- Sonny Myers defeated Miguel Guzman to win the Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Primo Carnera beat Sky Hi Lee 
- Pat O’Connor drew Ivan Kameroff 
- Tommy O’Toole beat Stan Mayslack 
- Red Bastien beat Bobby Coleman


Amarillo, Texas:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Dory Funk, Sr. to win the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title 


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Maurice and Paul Vachon defeated Jack Curtis and Ray Villmer to win the Mid-Atlantic NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne beat AWA Champion Mr. M by DQ 
- Yukon Eric beat Tiny Mills
- Joe Scarpello beat Maurice LaPointe 
- Bob Geigel beat Don Jardine 


Los Angeles, California:
- El Mongol and Gorilla Monsoon defeated Luke Graham and Moondog Lonnie Mayne to win the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles


Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
- Eddie Sullivan defeated Bob Kelly to win the NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- NWA World Title: Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Jerry Brisco by DQ
- Florida Title: Jack Brisco no contest Bobby Shane
- Mark Lewin & Big Bad John defeated Buddy Colt & Paul Jones
- Gorgeous George, Jr. defeated Great Malenko by DQ
- Robert Fuller defeated Jim Slade


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Steel Cage match: Billy Francis & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke  
- Super Destroyer beat Moose Morowski
- Pedro Morales beat Pierre Poisson
- Ray Stevens beat Blackjack Lanza
- Angelo Mosca & Roger Kirby beat Larry Hennig & Jan Nelson


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Doug Gilbert beat Roger Howell
- Sonny King beat Robert Gibson
- Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson beat Big Red & Bearcat Brown
- North American Champ Mr. Wrestling beat Terry Sawyer
- Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Norvell Austin beat The Medic & Frankie Laine
- Southern Champ Jerry Lawler no contest Jimmy Valiant in a hair vs. hair match

Sacramento, California:
- Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Karl and Kurt Von Steiger to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Lights Out Match: Jos Leduc defeated Killer Karl Kox
- Lumberjack Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Sonny King
- Florida Tag Titles: Pak Song & Mr. Uganda defeated Louie Tillet & Rocky Johnson
- Southern Title: Thor The Viking defeated Mike Graham by DQ
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Saito & Mr. Sato
- Super Gladiator beat Prince Tonga


Miami, Florida:
- Texas Tornado Match: Mike Graham & Dusty Rhodes & Manny Fernandez defeated Ernie Ladd & Bugsy McGraw & Leroy Brown
- $5,000 Challenge Match: Super Destroyer defeated Don Diamond
- Handicap Match: Nikolai Volkoff beat Gordon Nelson & Mike Miller
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Bryan St. John & Stan Lane


Atlanta, Georiga:
- Steve O defeated Bobby Eaton for the NWA National Television Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Harley Race to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell by DQ
- Arm Wrestling: Hulk Hogan beat Jesse Ventura
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Bobby Duncum
- Ken Patera (sub Tom Lintz) beat Baron Von Raschke
- Buck Zumhofe drew Bobby Heenan


New York City:
- Tony Garea pinned Jose Luis Rivera 
- The Invaders fought Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee to a 20-minute time-limit draw 
- The Masked Superstar pinned Chief Jay Strongbow 
- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Ivan Putski via count-out 
- Paul Orndorff (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Salvatore Bellomo
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Don Muraco and Tito Santana fought to a double-disqualification 
- The Haiti Kid & Tiger Jackson defeated Dana Carpenter & Pancho Boy in a Best 2 out of 3 falls bout, 2-0
- Hulk Hogan (sub for Bob Backlund) defeated the Iron Sheik to win the WWF World Title
- Jimmy Snuka pinned Rene Goulet (sub. for Iron Mike Sharpe)
- Andre the Giant, WWF Tag Team Champions Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas defeated Afa, Sika, & Samula 

Louisville, Kentucky:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler by reverse decision
- Austin Idol beat Randy Savage by DQ


- Hacksaw Jim Duggan lost a Loser Leaves UWF match to the One Man Gang and Duggan and Terry Taylor were forced to vacate the UWF World Tag Team Titles (this was done as Duggan was leaving for the WWF)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage won by disqualification over Ricky Steamboat
- Paul Orndorff and Jake Roberts were both counted out
- Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell beat Bon Orton and Don Muraco
- Butch Reed beat Tito Santana
- Ron Bass beat Corporal Kirschner
- Rick Martel and Tom Zenk beat Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake
- Pedro  Morales drew Nick Kiniski
- Billy Jack Haynes beat Dino Bravo

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- North American champion Owen Hart won by disqualification over former champion Mike Shaw (Makhan Singh)
- Ben Bassarab won on a count to Gama Singh and Viet KongExpress # 1 in a Bermuda Triangle Match
- Ron Ritchie drew Cuban Assassin
- Duke Myers, Kerry Brown and Ted Arcidi beat Bill Kazmeier, Mr. Hito and Jeff Wheeler
- Dick Wellington beat Ken Johnson


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George defeated Dick Slater in a tournament final to become the first World Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Champion (Bob Geigel had previously sold the Central States name and rights to Jim Crockett but restarted his promotion using the World Wrestling Alliance name)

Tomah, Wisconsin:
- AWA Champion Curt Hennig beat Kevin Kelly
- Ray Stevens & Baron Von Raschke beat Nasty Boys
- Sheik Adnan beat Greg Gagne
- Tom Zenk beat Soldat Ustinov
- Nick Kiniski beat Ricky Rice  


San Francisco, California:
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious via count-out
- NWA & WCW World Champion Ric Flair pinned Sting with both feet on the ropes 
- Barry Windham & WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Butch Reed & Ron Simmons in a non-title streetfight


Shenandoah, Virginia:
- Bart Batten pinned Robbie Eagle 
- Killer Kyle pinned Brad Batten 
- Tracy Smothers pinned the Dirty White Boy 
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Stan Lane & Tom Prichard 
- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal; other participants included: Bart & Brad Batten, the Dirty White Boy, Robbie Eagle, Robert Gibson, Killer Kyle, Stan Lane, Ricky Morton, and Tom Prichard


Morristown, Tennessee:
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated Ron and Don Harris for the USWA Tag Team Titles


WCW Clash of Champions: Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Lord Steven Regal defeated Chris Benoit
- WCW US Champion the One Man Gang defeated Disco Inferno
- The Nasty Boys fought Public Enemy to a double disqualification 
- Dean Malenko pinned Alex Wright 
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Disco Inferno via forfeit 
- Brian Pillman pinned Eddie Guerrero
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Sting and Lex Luger defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal and Earl Robert Eaton)
- Ric Flair and The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage


WWF Royal Rumble: New York City:
- Tazz (mystery opponent) defeated Kurt Angle 
- Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Dudley Boyz in a tables match 
- WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWF IC Champion Chyna and Hardcore Holly 
- WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated the Acolytes
- Triple H defeated Cactus Jack in a street fight
- The Rock won the Royal Rumble


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Shocker & La Parka beat Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero to win the CMLL tag team titles


Kobe, Japan:
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Doug Williams defeated Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa to win the GHC tag team titles

Tokyo, Japan:
- Takeo Omori defeated Steve Corino in a tournament final to win the AWA title