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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/02): The Midnight Express win NWA Tag Team titles



St. Joseph, Missouri:

- George Hackenschmidt beat Leo Pardello 2 falls to 0


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Charlie Cutler defeated Henry Ordemann to win the American Heavyweight Championship


Michigan City, Indiana:

- Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeated Wayne Munn to win the Illinois and Michigan version of the World Heavyweight Title and unify it with his undisputed title


St. Louis, Missouri:

- World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos beat Gus Sonnenberg 

- Ernie Dusek beat Sol Slagel 

- Abe Coleman beat Dick Raines (countout) 


Seattle, Washington:

- Ed Francis and Henry Lenz defeated Red Bastien and Roy Heffernan to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


Omaha, Nebraska:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat The Sheik

- Fritz Von Erich beat Crusher

- Waldo Von Erich beat Gordy Nelson


Orlando, Florida:

- NWA World Title: Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bob Orton by countout

- Sailor Art Thomas & Louie Tillet defeated Mephisto & Dante by DQ

- Sam Steamboat drew Hiro Matsuda

- Vivian Vachon defeated Paula Kaye

- Missouri Mauler defeated Jack Brisco


Omaha, Nebraska:

- Texas Death Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Pampero Firpo

- Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant

- Jean Antone beat Betty Niccoli

- Bob Backlund drew Harley Race

- Khosrow Vaziri beat Buddy Wolff


Miami Beach, Florida:

- Texas Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ox Baker

- Lights Out Match: The Assassin defeated Superstar Billy Graham (Jos LeDuc special ref)

- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Buddy Wolff & Steve Strong by DQ

- Mike Graham beat Bob Orton, Jr.

- Zeigfreid Stanke defeated Tully Blanchard

San Antonio, Texas:

- Ivan Putski beat Black Gordman

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Les Thornton

- Great Goliath beat Lord Alfred Hayes

- Moondog Mayne beat Dan Burdick


Amarillo, Texas:

- Dory Funk, Jr. and Larry Lane defeated Brute Bernard and Frank Morrell to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:

- The Bounty Hunters (David and Jerry Novak) defeated Bill Dundee and Tommy Rich in a no-disqualification Title vs. Hair match for the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Misty Blue defeated Linda Dallas

- Ron Bass & Nelson Royal defeated Jim & Mack Jeffers

- Don Kernodle defeated Thunderfoot

- NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston 

- NWA US Champion Magnum TA pinned the Barbarian 

- Ron Garvin fought Tully Blanchard to a 30-minute time-limit draw

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey 

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:

- Joey War Eagle defeated Jet Star via disqualification

- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Danny Johnson

- Little Farmer Pete pinned Frenchy Lamonte

- Pat & Mike Kelly fought Angelo Mosca Jr. & Vic Rossitani to a no contest

- Jimmy Valiant fought Abdullah the Butcher to a no contest

- The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Nikita Koloff & Baron Von Raschke

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes (w/ Baby Doll) 

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ron Bass fought the Barbarian to a draw

- Baron Von Raschke defeated the Italian Stallion

- Jimmy Valiant defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson via disqualification

- The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

- The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated NWA Six Man Tag Team Champions Ivan & Nikita Koloff via disqualification 

- National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes (w/ Baby Doll) fought Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) to a 20-minute time-limit draw

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Ron Garvin 

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) defeated Buddy Landel for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 

- Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley) defeated Dutch Mantel to win the CWA International Heavyweight


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Austin Idol defeated CWA International Heavyweight Champion Soul Train Jones to win the vacant AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

- CWA International Heavyweight Champion Soul Train Jones defeated Tommy Rich

- The Hunter defeated CWA International Tag Team Champion Paul Diamond

WCCW Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:

- The Dingo Warrior defeated WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Bob Bradley to win the title

- WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated WCWA World Tag Team Champion Al Madril to retain the title

- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Tony Atlas by countout

- The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) and The Rock 'n' Roll RPM's (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) fought to a double-countout

- Kerry Von Erich defeated WCWA World Tag Team Champion Brian Adias


International Bash: Kansas City, Kansas:

- Rick McCord defeated Bobby Jaggers

- Tiger Mask defeated Tommy Sharpe 

- Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk defeated Doug Somers & Gary Young

- Tenryu defeated Bill Irwin 

- Akio Sato defeated Curtis Hughes 

- (Special Referee: Pat O'Connor): The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) wrestled The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky 

  Morton & Robert Gibson) to a time limit draw (30 minutes)

- AJPW World Tag Team Title Match: Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy to win the titles

- WWA World Heavyweight Title Title Match: Mike George defeated Steve Ray by countout


Portland, Oregon:

- Brad Anderson and The Hood (Ricky Santana) defeated The Wrecking Crew (The Equalizer and The Grappler) for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:

- Carlos Colón defeated Greg Valentine to win the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Barry Windham & Terry Taylor (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson)

- Brad Armstrong defeated Moondog Rex

- Bobby Eaton fought Tom Zenk to a draw

- WCW Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong

- Brian Pillman defeated the Big Cat

- WCW US Champion Lex Luger & Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & Sid Vicious via disqualification


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Ron Simmons pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker

- Terrance Taylor pinned Tom Zenk 

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Vinnie Vegas

- Larry Zbyzsko pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell

- Brian Pillman pinned Richard Morton

- Sting, Dustin Rhodes, & Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

- Abdullah the Butcher pinned Cactus Jack in a steel cage match

Naucalpan, Mexico:

- Dos Caras defeated El Canek to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title


Maryville, Tennessee:

- Boo Bradley pinned Chris Candido

- Ricky Morton beat Unabom via DQ

- Tracy Smothers & Robert Gibson beat The Gangstas

- The Dirty White Boy pinned Buddy Landel


Cape Girardeau, Missouri:

- The Renegade defeated Terry Taylor

- Syxx & Vincent defeated High Voltage

- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Alex Wright

- Jeff Jarrett defeated Syxx

- Lex Luger & the Giant defeated Meng & the Barbarian