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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/07): Larry Zbyszko wins AWA World title



Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight Champion Frank Gotch beat Fred Beell 2 falls to 0


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Heart of America Champion Bob Orton Sr. beat Enrique Torres in 2 out of 3 falls
- Jack Kennedy and Sonny Myers beat Ray Eckert and Babe Zaharias


Dallas, Texas:
- Pepper Gomez and Luigi Macera defeated Duke Keomuka and Tiny Mills to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles


Amarillo, Texas:
- The Great Bolo defeated Dory Funk to win the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title

Toronto, Ontario, California:
- Billy Watson and Yukon Eric wrestled Dick Hutton and Gene Kiniski to a draw 
- Pat O'Connor beat Guy Brunetti 
- The Miller Brothers, Bill and Ed, beat Timothy Geohagen and Red Lyons
- Hard boiled Haggerty beat Joe Brunetti 
- The Mighty Ursus beat Mike Gallagher


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Buddy Rogers in a Best-of-Three Falls match to retain the title 
- Bulldog Brower and Tara Sakuri beat Gino Morella and Bruno Sammartino
- Johnny Valentine beat Sam Steamboat 
- The Beast beat Fred Atkins 
- Billy Red Lyons and Hans Schmidt went to a 15:00 draw


Los Angeles, California:
- Pepper Gomez and Black Gordman defeated Paul Jones and Nelson Royal for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Johnny Barend defeated Pedro Morales to win the NWA Hawaii North American Heavyweight Title 


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


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch beat Billy Robinson & Don Muraco
- Ripper Collins ddq Neff Maiava in 3rd fall
- Ken Patera beat Tapia
- Paul Jones beat Harley Race by DQ
- Ed Francis beat Lord Nelson
- Jimmy Snuka beat Pepto Castro
- Bulldog Bob Brown drew Sam Steamboat


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) defeated Dick the Bruiser and Bruno Sammartino to win the WWA World Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Baron Scicluna & Bob Orton defeated Jim Brunzell & Mike George
- Omar Atlas defeated Taro Kabayoshi
- Bull Bullinski defeated Frank Valois
- Don Fargo fought The Viking to a draw
- Handicap Match: Andre the Giant defeated Tokyo Joe & Percy Pringle
- Jack Brisco defeated Roger Kirby


St. Louis, Missouri:
- NWA Champion Jack Brisco defeated Dory Funk Jr. in 2 out f 3 falls
- Harley Race and Lord Alfred Hayes defeated Bobo Brazil and Pat O’Connor 
- Big Bill Miller and Rufus R. Jones won a handicap match from Giant Baba
- Chuck O’Connor (Big John Studd) defeated Jim Arnett
- Jean Antone and Kathy McCoy defeated Betty Niccoli and Kay Casey.

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Jerry Oates defeated Terry Martin to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


San Francisco, California:
- Mr. Fuji defeated Pat Patterson to win the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher no contest Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
- Bobby Duncum beat Verne Gagne by DQ
- Wilbur Snyder beat Sgt. Jacques Goulet
- Bobby Heenan drew Jim Brunzell
- Jos LeDuc beat Soldier LeBoeuf
- Larry Hennig drew Chuck O'Connor (Big John Studd)
- Sailor Art Thomas beat Kim Duk


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Bryant beat Buddy Diamond
- Dr. Frank & Dutch Mantel beat Tommy Gilbert & Robert Gibson
- Porkchop Cash and Gorgeous George, Jr. defeated Bill Dundee and Ricky Gibson to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles
- Southern Champ Rocky Johnson beat Phil Hickerson via DQ
- Jerry Lawler NC Bob Armstrong


Portland, Oregon:
- Roddy Piper defeated Jonathon Boyd to win the NWA Pacific Title


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Mr. Fuji and Tenryu defeated Dewey Robertson and George Wells to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Roy Rogers pinned Speed
- Ric McCord pinned The Nightmare
- Dutch Mantel pinned The Cuban Assassin
- Ricky Gibson beat Dream Machine via DQ
- Stan Lane beat The Iranian Assassin via DQ
- Jerry Lawler & Robert Gibson beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton
- Dennis Condrey, Randy Rose, & Norvell Austin beat Bill Dundee, Steve Keirn, & Tojo Yamamoto via DQ
- Dutch Mantel pinned Southern Champ Jerry Lawler (title was held up after this match)

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan by countout
- Ken Patera beat Hulk Hogan by DQ
- Tito Santana beat Bobby Duncum
- Baron Von Raschke beat Sgt. Goulet
- Brad Rheingans beat Bobby Heenan by countout
- Buck Zumhofe beat Ricky Hunter


Louisville, Kentucky:
- The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams) defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


- The Dynamite Kid defeated The Cobra (George Takano) in the finals of a month-long eight-man round-robin tournament to win the vacant WWF Junior Heavyweight Title

Mobile, Alabama:
- Wayne Ferris (Honky Tonk Man) won a tournament final to win the vacant NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Blackjack Lanza (sub Jerry Blackwell) & Sgt. Slaughter beat Masked Superstar & King Tonga (sub King Kong Brody) by DQ
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
- Jim Garvin beat Baron Von Raschke
- Tom Zenk drew Steve Regal
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig
- Buddy Lane beat Rick Renslow
- John Nord beat Drew Tossell


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Leo Burke and Ron Ritchie defeated Wayne Ferris and Ron Starr to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Chris Adams and Terry Taylor defeated Rick Steiner and Sting to win the vacant UWF World Tag Team Titles in a tournament final 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Larry Zbyszko won a battle royal to win the vacant AWA World Heavyweight Title 
- Tom Zenk & Wahoo McDaniel beat Manny Fernandez & Larry Zbyszko
- Tom Zenk & Ken Patera beat AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond by DQ
- Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom beat Top Guns Ricky Rice & Derrick Dukes


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Charlie Norris defeated Terminator Rigs to win the Pro Wrestling America Heavyweight Title


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Terrance Taylor defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Richard Morton
- Ron Simmons pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong
- Abdullah the Butcher pinned Cactus Jack
- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyzsko in a bullrope match
- Sting, Ricky Steamboat, & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a steel cage match

Eugene, Oregon:
- Steve Doll defeated Ron Harris to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Denver, Colorado:
- Repo Man pinned Virgil 
- The Big Bossman & Tito Santana defeated the Natural Disasters 
- The Warlord pinned Chris Walker
- Shawn Michaels pinned Jimmy Snuka
- The Mountie pinned Jim Brunzell (sub. for Kerry Von Erich)
- Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) defeated The Legion of Doom (Animal and Hawk) for the WWF Tag Team Titles
- WWF World Champion Ric Flair defeated WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper via disqualification


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Steve Regal pinned Tex Slazenger 
- The Wrecking Crew defeated Joey Maggs & Marcus Alexander Bagwell 
- 2 Cold Scorpio pinned Scotty Flamingo 
- Chris Benoit pinned Tom Zenk 
- Vinnie Vegas pinned Johnny Gunn 
- Paul Orndorff pinned Cactus Jack 
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Sting via disqualification 
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Barry Windham, Steve Austin & 
  Brian Pillman in an elimination match 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Todd Morton beat Reggie B. Fine
- Del Rios beat Skull Von Crush
- Koko B. Ware beat Jeff Gaylord
- JC Ice beat Wolfie D
- W*ING Junior Heavyweight Champ Mike Anthony double count out USWA Middleweight Champ Danny Davis
- Bert Prentice beat Bad Business Brown in a loser leaves town match
- Doug Gilbert beat Brian Christopher to win the USWA Title in a hair vs. title match
- Jerry Lawler beat Eddie Gilbert to win the USWA Unified World Title
- Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher beat Moondogs Spot & Rex via DQ


Sapporo, Japan:
- Jushin Liger defeated Shinjiro Otani to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title


Clarksville, Indiana:
- Chris Hero defeated IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a Two out of Three Falls match, 2-1, to win the title 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Masato Tanaka defeated Jerry Lynn to become the first WORLD-1 Heavyweight Champion


TNA Impact:
- Bobby Roode & Austin Aries defeated Chavo Guerrero, Jr & Hernandez to win the TNA World Tag Team Titles