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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/12): Kazuchika Okada wins his first IWGP Heavyweight title



Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Champion Bobby Managoff beat Orville Brown to retain the title
- Ronnie Etchison beat Babe Zaharias  


Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:
- Bill and Ed Miller defeated Guy and Joe Brunetti to win the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dick Hutton beat Bob Ellis when the match was stopped due to blood loss  
- Bob Geigel and Mighty Atlas beat Bobby Bruns and Sonny Myers 
- Lee Henning defeated Dino Bravo 
- Farmer Don Marlin and Rip Hawk went to a draw


Houston, Texas:
- Adnan Kaissey and Hogan Wharton defeated Joe Christie and Man Mountain Managoff for the Texas NWA World Tag Team Titles 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jackie Fargo and Lester Welch defeated Dante and Mephisto to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Mobile, Alabama:
- Chin Lee defeated Dick Dunn to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Sydney, Australia:
- Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne beat Killer Kowalski
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Doug Gilbert & Reggie Parks
- The Alaskan beat Billy Red Cloud
- Eddie Sharkey beat George Gadaski
- Bob Boyer beat Mark Starr


Mobile, Alabama:
- Duke Miller defeated The Mysterious Med to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Miami Beach, Florida:
- NWA Title: Jack Brisco defeated Mongolian Stomper to retain the title
- Andre The Giant won a 21-man Battle Royal 
- Florida Title: Bill Watts defeated Bob Roop by DQ
- Buddy Colt & Bobby Shane defeated Tony Charles & Jos LeDuc 
- Mike Graham & Tony Parisi defeated The Patriots 
- Bob Armstrong drew Dick Slater 
- Jim Dillon defeated Mike Pappas 
- Chris Taylor defeated George McCreary & Beauregard 
- Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Scicluna 
- Johnny Weaver defeated Beautiful Bruce


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George defeated Ed Wiskoski for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


San Bernadino, California:
- Toru Tanaka defeated Chavo Guerrero to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Moose Cholak and Paul Christy defeated The Bounty Hunters (David and Johnny Novak) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ted DiBiase defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Buzz Sawyer beat Roger Howell
- Jimmy Golden beat Chris Colt
- The Assassins beat Bill Dundee & Tommy Gilbert
- World Brass Knuckles Champ Don Fargo beat Robert Gibson
- Toru Tanaka beat Ron Fuller via forfeit to win the Southern Title
- Dennis Condrey, Don Carson, & Austin Idol beat Jerry Lawler, Jackie & Don Fargo


Sioux City, Iowa:
- The Crusher beat Jerry Blackwell


Los Angeles, California:
- Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Bobby Lane for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 
- The Scorpions defeated Carlos Mata and The Kiss to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell no contest Jerry Blackwell & Sgt. Goulet (sub Sheik Adnan)
- Hulk Hogan beat Jesse Ventura by DQ
- Jerry Lawler beat Ken Patera
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Bobby Duncum
- Rick Martel beat Sgt. Goulet by DQ
- Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe
- Steve O drew Tom Lintz


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Ric Flair retained the NWA  World championship by defeating Harley Race in a steel Cage match 
- Handsome Jimmy Valiant and Dusty Rhodes defeated The Assassins on a count out
- Leo Burke retained the North America Championship over Vinnie Valentino
- Buddy Hart (Bret Hart) defeated J.J. Dillon


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Eddie Gilbert for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Tampa, Florida:
- Jesse Barr defeated Brian Blair to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dino Bravo
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat King Tonga


Philadelphia, Pennsylvanaia:
- Ron Simmons defeated the Terminator
- NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson defeated Kendall Windham
- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo fought Jimmy Garvin to a draw
- The Powers of Pain fought Road Warrior Hawk & Paul Ellering (sub. for Road Warrior Animal) to a no contest
- Lex Luger & Ron Garvin defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA Tag Team Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification
- Ivan Koloff and The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) defeated Paul Ellering (subbing for Road Warrior Animal), Road Warrior Hawk and Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Titles 


Gainesville, Georgia:
- Brian Pillman and Z-Man (Tom Zenk) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) in a tournament final to win the vacant WCW United States Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Steve Doll and Rex King defeated Robert Fuller and Brian Lee to win the SWA Tag Team Titles


Houston, Texas:
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Steven Dane
- Iceman Parsons defeated Scotty Flamingo
- Shanghai Pierce & Tex Slazenger defeated Johnny Gunn & Tom Zenk
- Chris Benoit fought 2 Cold Scorpio to a draw
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Steve Austin & Brian Pillman 
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Barry Windham in a non-title bullrope match

Harlan, Kentucky:
- Tim Horner defeated The Nightstalker
- Bobby Eaton defeated Dutch Mantell 
- Brian Lee defeated Kevin Sullivan 
- Tracy Smothers defeated The Dirty White Boy 
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard via disqualification


West Liberty, Kentucky:
- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido
- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated the Dirty White Boy
- The Bruise Brothers defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee & Chris Candido
- SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray wrestled Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
- The Dirty White Boy won a battle royal


Toyohashi, Japan:
- Battlanger and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka for the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles


Springfield, Missouri:
- Steve Sharp defeated Greg Valentine to become the first World League Wrestling Heavyweight Champion


Oberhausen, Germany:
- Creative Control (Ron and Don Harris) defeated The Mamalukes (Big Vito and Johnny the Bull) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Denver, North Carolina:
- Leilani Kai defeated Strawberry Fields in a tournament final to become the first NWA Mid-Atlantic Women's Champion 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Derrick King won the Pro Wrestling Young Guns Title by defeating Chris Michaels and Allen Steel in a three-way match


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Kid Kash defeated Sonny Siaki to win the TNA X Division Title 


Cauyguas, Puerto Rico:
- Ricky Banderas defeated Glamour Boy Shane to win the IWA World Heavyweight Title

Columbus, Georgia:
- A.J. Styles and Damien Steele defeat Glenn Gilbertti and Johnny Swinger to win the Georgia Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles


TNA Against All Odds: Orlando, Florida:
- Rhino defeated Abyss (with James Mitchell) in a Falls Count Anywhere match
- TNA X Division Champion Samoa Joe defeated A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels in a three-way match to retain the title
- Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon) defeated Team Canada (Bobby Roode and Eric Young) with Scott D'Amore
- Christian Cage pinned NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett to win the title


Kobe, Japan:
- Matt Sydal defeated Masato Yoshino to win the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title


NJPW The New Beginning: Osaka, Japan:

- Kazuchika Okada defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win his first IWGP Heavyweight Championship

TNA Against All Odds: Orlando, Florida:
- TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim (with Madison Rayne) defeated Tara
- Samoa Joe & Magnus defeated TNA Tag Team champions Crimson & Matt Morgan to win the titles
- TNA X-Division champion Austin Aries defeated Alex Shelley


WWE Elimination Chamber: Phoenix, Arizona:
- Mojo Rawley pinned Curt Hawkins
- Becky Lynch pinned Mickie James
- Apollo Crews & Kalisto beat Dolph Ziggler in a handicap match
- Jason Jordan & Chad Gable retained the tag titles in a turmoil match over Heath Slater & Rhyno, Tyler Breeze & Fandango, The Usos, The Ascension and The Vaudevillains
- Nikki Bella went to a double count out with Natalya 
- Randy Orton pinned Luke Harper
- Naomi pinned Alexa Bliss to win the Smackdown women’s title
- Bray Wyatt won the Elimination Chamber match over John Cena, A.J. Styles, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and The Miz to win the WWE title