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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/02): Austin & Pillman win WCW Tag Team titles



- Dick Shikat defeated Danny O'Mahony for the NWA Heavyweight Wrestling Title


- Marv Westenberg defeated Steve Casey for the AWA (not Verne Gagne promotion) World Heavyweight Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Yukon Eric beat Nanjo Singh and "Strangler" Bob Wagner
- Warren Bockwinkel beat Wee Willie Davis
- Johnny Barend and Steve Stable drew
- Barney Bernard beat Bobby Nelson
- Tom Collins and Tiger Tasker drew 


Denver, Colorado:
- The Crusher beat Mitsu Arakawa
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Mighty Igor Vodik
- Danny Hodge beat Chris Markoff
- Chris Tolos beat Bill Melby


Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher in 2 out of 3 falls
- Wilbur Snyder beat Waldo Von Erich in 2 out of 3 falls
- Dory Funk beat The Alaskan
- Danny Hodge beat Harley Race by DQ
- Terry Funk beat Silento Rodriguez via pin in 19:19


Chicago, Illinois:
- Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino no contest Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Ken Patera
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Red Bastien
- Moose Cholak drew Big K
- Bob Ellis beat Bob Remus
- Pepper Gomez beat Ric Flair


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated the Mighty Igor
- Killer Kowalski beat Tex McKenzie 
- Waldo von Erich defeated Nick DeCarlo
- Pampero Firpo beat Pretty Boy Anthony by submission
- Stan Stasiak defeated The Beast on a count out
- Duncan MacTavish beat Terry Yorkston 
- Sweet Daddy Siki and Crusader Billy Red Lyons defeated The Love Brothers on a disqualification 
- Edouard Carpentier teamed with nephew Jackie Wiecz to wrestle to a draw against The Wildman and Lee Henning


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Steve Regal & Ricky Morton beat Bub Smith & Buddy Wayne
- Steve Regal & Ricky Morton beat The Assassins via DQ
- Bill Dundee pinned Sonny King
- Dennis Condrey DDQ Robert Gibson
- David Schultz DDQ Ricky Gibson
- Southern Tag Champs Ken Lucas & Billy Robinson beat Paul Ellering & Ali Hassan 
- Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant pinned Paul Ellering (Tommy Marlin was the referee and Ellering's manager Jimmy Hart was handcuffed to Bill Dundee)


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tommy Rich & Austin Idol beat Jerry Lawler & Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ
- Jimmy Snuka & JT Southern beat Mr. Rising Sun & Tarzan Goto to win International tag belts
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Soul Train Jones
- Big Bubba & Goliath beat Billy Travis & Jeff Jarrett
- Boy Tony drew Paul Diamond
- Pat Tanaka & Alan West beat The Hunter & Johnny Boyd
- Lord Humongous beat The Patriot  


Waldorf, Maryland: 
- Big Josh pinned El Cubano
- Dustin Rhodes & Tim Horner defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Dutch Mantell 
- WCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton pinned Buddy Landel (Landel's last match as he was fired)
- Sid Vicious pinned WCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion Tommy Rich 
- Barry Windham fought WCW Tag Team Champion Butch Reed to a no contest in a streetfight 
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger pinned Dan Spivey
- Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification (El Gigante was the guest referee)
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 


Macon, Georgia:
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated NWA World Champion Barry Windham, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman
- Erik Watts defeated Vinnie Vegas
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Vinnie Vegas & Big Sky via disqualification in a non-title match
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes fought Paul Orndorff
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated the Wrecking Crew 
- Paul Orndorff defeated Erik Watts in a tournament final for the WCW World Television Title
- Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat for the WCW World Tag Team Championship


Caryville, Tennessee:
- Boo Bradley pinned Billy Black
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Unabom & Al Snow
- The Gangstas beat Tracy Smothers & Boo Bradley
- The Dirty White Boy pinned Buddy Landel


Wilmington, Delaware:
- Donovan Morgan defeated AJ Styles to win the Super 8 Tournament 


Tokyo, Japan:
- Takeshi Morishima captured the Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Crown, defeating Mitsuharu Misawa 


ROH 11th Anniversary: Chicago, Illinois:
- Matt Taven defeated Adam Cole to win the ROH World TV Title 
- Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Riley defeated The Briscoes to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles
- The American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) defeated The Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
- Michael Elgin defeated Roderick Strong in 2 out of 3 falls
- Kevin Steen defeated Jay Lethal to retain the ROH World Title


TNA One Night Only Outbreak PPV: Tokyo, Japan:
- The Bromans defeated The Wolves and Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo to capture the TNA Tag Team championship 
- Seiya Sanada defeated Austin Aries to win the TNA X-Division championship