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Daily pro wrestling history (03/01): Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow win IWGP Tag Team Titles

Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Everett Marshall beat Joe Savoldi 2 falls to 1
- John Pesek beat Steve Faraday (sub for Rex Smith)
- Wladek Zbyszko beat Andreas Costanos 
- Dutch Hefner beat Pat McClary 
- Charles Santon drew Sol Slagel (as Schlegel) 


San Francisco, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Ron Etchison and Sandor Szabo for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Al Kashey and Tom Rice defeated Bobby Bruns and Rikidozan to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Billy Watson beat NWA World heavyweight champion Lou The on a disqualification 
- Pat O'Connor beat Pat Fraley 
- Killer Kowalski beat John Barend 
- The Smith Brothers, Al and John beat Don Beilteman and Pat Flanagan


Dallas, Texas:
- Duke Keomuka and Fritz Von Erich defeated The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) and The Golden Terror to win the Texas NWA World Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Curtis Iaukea won the Hawaii NWA United States Heavyweight Title by defeating Johnny Barend


Dothan, Alabama:
- Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas defeated Chin Lee and Pancho Villa to win the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles


Los Angeles, California:
- Goliath and Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Dixon and Earl Maynard to win the NWA America's Tag Team Titles


Bayaman, Puerto Rico:
- Pierre Martel defeated Carlos Colon for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 
- Toru Tanaka won a tournament final to become the first WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion


Madison Square Garden:
- Ric Flair defeated Pete Sanchez in his MSG debut
- Superstar Billy Graham and Ivan Koloff defeated WWWF World Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi in a two-out-of-three falls match 
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ernie Ladd to retain the title
- WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Jerry Blackwell to retain the title


Shreveport, Louisiana:
- Dick Murdoch defeated The Great Zimm (Waldo Von Erich) to win the NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Steve Keirn won the NWA National Television Title from Kevin Sullivan

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell no contest AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
- Baron Von Raschke beat John Studd
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana
- Handicap Match: Buck Zumhofe & Brad Rheingans beat Jerry Blackwell
- Steve Regal beat Bill Howard
- Curt Hennig beat Nacho Berrera

Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Villano III defeated Fishman for the UWA World Light Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Dutch Mantel to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


WWF Saturday Night's Main Event: Phoenix Arizona:
- WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco by disqualification to retain the title
- WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine (with Johnny V) defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid (with Captain Lou Albano)) to retain the title
- The Junkyard Dog pinned Adrian Adonis (with Jimmy Hart)

Regina, Saskatchewan:
- Ben Bassarab and Chris Benoit defeated Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) and Ron Starr to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles 


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Carlos Colon won the WWC Television Title from Jason the Terrible


Yokohama, Japan:
- Bam Bam Bigelow and Big Van Vader defeated Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Muto for the IWGP World Tag Team Titles


Mayagez, Puerto Rico:
- The Heartbreakers (Wendell Cooley and Frankie Lancaster) defeated Rex King and Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jeff Jarrett won the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Brian Christopher
- JC Ice defeated Danny Davis in a tournament final to become the first USWA Middleweight Champion

Sevierville, Tennessee:
- Bobby Eaton defeated Tim Horner to win the SMW Television Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Flash Flanagan and Billy Travis defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) to win the USWA Tag Team Titles


ECW Living Dangerously: Asbury Park, New Jersey:
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Taz to win the ECW TV Title 
- Al Snow and ECW World Tag Team Champion Lance Storm defeated ECW World Tag Team Champion Chris Candido (with Tammy Sytch) and ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas (with Francine)
- Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) pinned 2 Cold Scorpio 
- New Jack & Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) (with Big Dick, Sign Guy and Studley Dudley) and Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney in a three-way elimination match
- Tommy Dreamer pinned Justin Credible (with Jason Knight and Nicole Bass)


Tokyo, Japan:
- Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka defeated Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Eddie Guerrero defeated Rey Misterio, Jr. and IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a three-way match to win the title

Carrollton, Georgia:
- Scotty Riggs defeated Dustin Rhodes for the Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title
- Glacier and Ron Studd won the TCW Tag Team Title from Southside Trash


Tokyo, Japan:
- Kenta Kobashi defeated Mitsuharu Misawa to win the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Title 

Yokohama, Japan:
- The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) defeated The Shane Twins (Mike and Todd) to win the Independent Pro Wrestling Tag Team Titles


Albany, New York:
- Orlando Jordan defeated John Cena to win the WWE United States Title


Louisville, Kentucky:
- Brent Albright defeated CM Punk in a tournament final for the OVW Heavyweight Title


ROH Anniversary Show: Las Vegas, Nevada:
- ROH World Tag Team Title Match: reDRagon defeated Young Bucks to retain the titles
- ROH TV Title Match: Jay Lethal defeated Alberto El Patron to retain the title
- ROH World Title Match: Jay Briscoe defeated Michael Elgin, Tommaso Ciampa and Hanson to retain the title
- Roderick Strong defeated BJ Whitmere
- AJ Styles defeteated ACH
- Michael Bennett & Matt Taven defeated The Addiction & Karl Anderson (Doc Gallows missed the event)