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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/16): Bret Hart wins vacant WWF World title



Kansas City, Kansas:
- Gorgeous George beat Wild Red Berry 2 falls to 0
- Women's World Champion June Byers beat Penny Banner 2 falls to 0
- Mike DiBiase beat Guy Brunetti 
- Joe Tangaro drew Bibber 


Rochester, Minnesota:
- Special Refere, Bronko Nagurski: AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Hard Boiled Haggerty by DQ
- Jim Hady drew Gene Kiniski
- Wilbur Snyder beat Nick Roberts
- Len Montana beat Bob Rasmussen


Denver, Colorado:
- Mighty Igor Vodik won a battle royal
- Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig
- The Crusher beat Moose Cholak
- Danny Hodge drew Chris Markoff
- Mighty Igor Vodik beat Mitsu Arakawa
- Chris Tolos beat George Drake
- Wilbur Snyder beat Harley Race


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat The Crusher & Pampero Firpo
- Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig (sub Lars Anderson) 
- Dr. X beat Pat O’Connor2 out of 3 falls
- Billy Red Lyons drew Larry Hennig
- Rene Goulet beat Mike Riker


Orlando, Florida:
- 6 Man Elimination Match: Man Mountain Mike & Jack Brisco & Louie Tillet defeated Mephisto & Dante & Sir Roger Mitchell 
- Missouri Mauler defeated Hiro Matsuda by DQ
- Sailor Art Thomas & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Jim Dalton & Pancho Rosario 
- Jose Lothario defeated Dale Lewis 
- Danny Miller drew Mr. Saito 
- Bob Roop defeated Jose Betancourt 


Tampa, Florida:
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated The Infernos to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles
- Dewey Robertson & Salvador Garcia defeated Alex Perez & Krusher Karlson 
- Bob Roop defeated Bob Kaiser (Unmasked Medic) 
- Danny Miller defeated Mike Bowyer 
- Southern Title: Rene Goulet defeated Louie Tillet by DQ
- Steel Cage Match: Jose Lothario & Cyclon Negro defeated Great Malenko & Tarzan Tyler


Quebec, Ontario, Canada:
- Dino Bravo won a 16 man battle royal 
- Gilles Poisson & Sailor White defeated Gino Brito & Tony Parisi 
- Dino Bravo defeated The Destroyer 
- Raymond Rougeau defeated Michel Dubois 
- Edouard Carpentier defeated John White 
- Richard Charland defeated Mr. Hito 
- Jos Ventura (Chief Jos Lightfoot) defeated Robert Orlando

Oakland, California:
- Baron Von Raschke (sub Nick Bockwinkel) beat Pat Patterson by DQ
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana
- Weasel Suit match: Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan
- Sheik Adnan beat Greg Gagne
- Brad Rheingans drew Jerry Blackwell


Waukegan, Illinois:
- Non Title: Nick Bockwinkel beat AWA Champion Rick Martel
- The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
- Jerry Blackwell beat Mr. Saito
- Jim Garvin beat Curt Hennig
- Billy Robinson beat Tom Zenk
- John Nord beat Steve Regal


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Curt Hennig & Scott Hall beat Mongolian Stomper & Nord The Barbarian
- AWA Champion Stan Hansen beat Leon White (Big Van Vader)
- Greg Gagne beat Scott Irwin by DQ
- Boris Zhukov beat Brad Rheingans by countout
- Colonel DeBeers beat Frankie DeFalco
- Marty Jannetty beat Bill Irwin


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler & AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Austin Idol & Tommy Rich by DQ
- Barbed Wire Cage Match: Stan Lane & Steve Keirn & Paul Diamond beat Johnny Boyd & The Sheepherders
- Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis beat Big Bubba & Goliath
- Jimmy Snuka & King Cobra beat Tarzan Goto & Mr. Rising Sun by DQ
- Soul Train Jones beat The Hunter


Louisville, Kentucky:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers drew Rock & Roll Express
- Jerry Lawler beat Tommy Rich by reverse decision
- Jeff Jarrett beat Bill Dundee by DQ

Frank Bonema Memorial show: Portland, Oregon:
- The Grappler went to a no contest with AWA Champion Curt Hennig, title held up
- Assassin won battle royal for vacant TV title
- Cage Match: Mike Miller beat Rip Oliver
- Steve Doll & Scott Peterson beat CW Bergstrom & Moondog Moretti
- Strap Match: Brian Adams beat Abudda Dein
- Assassin beat Avalanche Paul Neu (PN News)
- Coco Samoa beat Destroyer


WWF Saturday Night's Main Event: Hershey, Pennsylvania:
- Hulk Hogan defeated Bad News Brown 
- Ted DiBiase made the first defense of his Million Dollar Belt, defeating The Blue Blazer (Owen Hart) 
- Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty wrestled Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson to a double countout


Norfolk, Virginia:
- Terrance Taylor & Greg Valentine defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk
- Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd
- Abdullah the Butcher pinned PN News
- Mr. Hughes pinned Van Hammer
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Steve Armstrong & Tracy Smothers
- Barry Windham defeated Larry Zbyzsko in a Texas Death Match
- Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Dustin Rhodes, & Ron Simmons defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, WCW TV Champion Steve Austin, WCW Tag Team 
  Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a steel cage match


WWF In Your House Final Foul: Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated the Headbangers
- Marc Mero (w/ Sable) pinned Leif Cassidy 
- Farooq, Crush, & Savio Vega (w/ PG-13, D-Lo Brown, Clarence Mason, and other Nation members) defeated Goldust (w/ Marlena), Flash 
  Funk, & Bart Gunn 
- WWF IC Champion Rocky Maivia pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley
- Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin, Vader and The Undertaker to win the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Title in a "Final Four" elimination match 
- Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon defeated World Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith via disqualification


Tokyo, Japan:
- Tadao Yasuda defeated Yuji Nagata to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Title in a tournament final


Bakersfield, California:
- Booker T & Rob Van Dam defeated Ric Flair & Batista to win the WWE World Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Ezekiel Jackson defeated Christian to become the final ECW Champion before the title was retired