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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/07): Bruno vs. Baba



Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Henry Ordemann beat Eugene Sampson 
- Jess Westergaard beat Julius Nelson 


San Francisco, California:
- Dean Detton defeated Lou Plummer for the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ray Steele defeated Bronko Nagurski to win the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Gorgeous George defeated Don McIntyre for the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Bob Geigel beat Ronnie Etchison (2 out of 3 falls)
- Larry Hamilton beat Otto Von Krupp by a third DQ
- Don Curtis and Sonny Myers beat Joe Dusek and Rip Hawk 


Tampa, Florida:
- Eddie Graham defeated Buddy Austin for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Washington, DC: 
- Buddy Austin and Great Scott defeated Johnny Barend and Buddy Rogers to win the Northeast NWA United States Tag Team Titles

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa (2 out of 3 falls)
- The Crusher beat Moose Evans in a "Fight To The Finish Lumberjack Match"
- Wilbur Snyder beat Tiny Mills 
- Rene Goulet beat George Drake 
- Kay Noble beat Mars Monroe
- Gene Anderson beat Lee Mattson


Tokyo, Japan:
- NWA International Heavyweight Champion Giant Baba fought WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino to a draw (2 out of 3 falls match)


Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski by countout

Sydney, Australia:
- Mario Milano and The Spoiler (Don Jardine) defeated Don Leo Jonathan and Antonio Pugiliese to win the International Wrestling Alliance Tag Team titles


Chicago, Illinois:
- Baron Von Raschke defeated Dick The Bruiser won the World Wrestling Association World Heavyweight title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- The Sheik beat NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr by countout
- Billy Robinson & Don Muraco beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch (2 out of 3 falls)
- Jimmy Snuka beat Ripper Collins
- Ken Patera beat Tony Borne
- Ed Francis beat Haru Sasaki
- Sam Steamboat drew Masked Executioner


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Missouri Champion Harley Race no contest Johnny Valentine
- Dick the Bruiser, Pat O’Connor and Edouard Carpentier defeated Big Bill Miller, Dick Murdoch and Lord Alfred Hayes
- Sailor Art Thomas defeated Don Fargo (sub for Ox Baker)
- Ox Baker (sub for Stan Stasiak) won a handicap match from Tommy Martin and Ronnie Etchison
- Chuck O’Connor (Big John Studd) defeated Ted Oates
- Ali Vaziri defeated Yugo Babich

Dothan, Alabama:
- Terry Latham and Ron Starr defeated The Hell's Angels for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles


- Tojo Yamamoto, Rosey Jones & Eddie Marlin beat Don Greene, Mitsu Arakawa & The Spoiler
- David Schultz & Roger Kirby beat Tommy Gilbert & Bearcat Brown to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- Ron Mikolajczyk beat Jerry Lawler via DQ
- Jerry Jarrett beat Al Greene in a no DQ hair vs. hair match when Greene was unable to pin Jarrett twice in 15 minutes


Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Tag Team Champions Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf defeated Tor Kamata and Stan Stasiak
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ken Patera


Miami, Florida:
- Mike Graham and Steve Keirn defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco to win the Florida NWA United States Tag Team titles


Davenport, Iowa:
- Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq
- The Crusher beat Lord Alfred Hayes
- Jim Brunzell beat Pat Patterson
- Billy Robinson beat Bobby Duncum by dq
- Super Destroyer Mark II and Steve Olsonoski went to a no contest
- Cecil Dubois beat Dick Reynolds


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ric Flair defeated Jack Brisco in 2 out of 3 falls with Pat O’Connor as special referee
- David Von Erich and Dick the Bruiser defeated King Kong Brody and Bulldog Bob Brown 
- Missouri Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated Ed Wiskoski
- WWF Champion Bob Backlund defeated Dick Murdoch via DQ
- Pak-Song and Takachiho defeated Kerry Brown and George Wells
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Billy Howard
- Tom Andrews draw The Mongol


Rockford, Illinois:
- Nick Bockwinkel and Tito Santana went to a draw
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & John Studd
- The Crusher beat Jesse Ventura in a posedown
- Buck Zumhofe beat Steve Regal


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Sheik Adnan Al Kaissie & Jerry Blackwell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell in a non-title match
- Hulk Hogan beat Bobby Duncum
- Ken Patera beat Baron Von Raschke
- Buck Zumhofe beat Jacques Goulet
- Brad Rheingans drew Tito Santana
- Laurent Soucie (sub for Evan Johnson) beat Tom Stone

Toronto, Canada, Ontario:
- Jimmy Valiant defeated Jesse Ventura to win the Cadillac Tournament


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Dino Bravo defeated Billy Robinson to win the International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jim Dalton beat Sabu via DQ
- Terry Taylor & Ricky Morton drew The Galaxians
- Dutch Mantel pinned Jerry Roberts in a loser leaves town match
- Bill Dundee & Steve O beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Williams) in a back alley brawl
- Stagger Lee (Koko Ware) pinned Bobby Eaton to win the Mid-America Title
- Southern Tag Champs The Fabulous Ones beat Adrian Street & Jesse Barr
- Jerry Lawler defeated Austin Idol to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title


Spartanburg, South Carolina:
- Mark Youngblood defeated Dick Slater in a tournament final to win the NWA Television Title 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Jim Garvin
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito
- King Tonga beat Sgt. Slaughter by dq
- Jerry Blackwell beat Masked Superstar
- Jerry Blackwell drew Sheik Adnan
- Billy Robinson beat Buddy Lane
- Buck Zumhofe beat Steve Regal

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Gary Royal defeated Marty Jannetty to win the NWA Central States Television Title


Fajardo, Puerto Rico:
- Al Perez defeated Jos LeDuc for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 


Boston, Massachusetts:
- WWF Champion Hulk Hogan, Billy Jack Haynes and Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart), Hercules and Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan) in an elimination match

Las Vegas, Nevada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig by dq
-  Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers in a no dq match with special referee Russ Francis
- Jerry Blackwell & Leon White beat Boris Zhukov & The Blaster

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Laser Tron (Hector Guerrero) defeated Denny Brown to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee
- Billy Wicks beat Sputnik Monroe
- Lou Winston beat Don Bass
- Terry Adonis beat Giant Hillbilly via forfeit
- Don Harris beat Doug Gilbert
- Jimmy Jack Funk beat Ron Harris
- Big Bad Jim beat Zebra Warrior #2
- Brickhouse Brown beat Scotty the Body
- Gary Young beat Zebra Warrior #1
- Max Pain beat Rikki Nelson
- Billy Joe Travis beat Marty Jannetty
- Jeff Jarrett beat Sean Michaels
- Eddie Gilbert beat Ken Wayne
- Eddie Marlin beat Tommy Gilbert in a "lumberjack strap" match
- Max Pain and Gary Young defeated The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don) for the Championship (formerly Continental) Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles
- AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis


Oakland, California:
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Richard Morton
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Terrence Taylor
- Abdullah the Butcher fought Cactus Jack to a double countout 
- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyszko in a deathmatch
- Dustin Rhodes and The Steiners defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin and WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in an elimination match
- WCW World Champion Sting pinned WCW US Champion Rick Rude in a non-title steel cage match


Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Steve Regal fought Vinnie Vegas to a 10-minute time limit draw
- Brad Armstrong pinned the Barbarian
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- Maxx Payne defeated Erik Watts via submission 
- Cactus Jack fought Paul Orndorff to a double disqualification
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes pinned NWA World Champion Barry Windham in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Sting via disqualification

Baltimore, Maryland:
- Nick Tarentino defeated Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) to win the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation Maryland Title


USWA Memphis Memories: Memphis, Tennessee:
- USWA Tag Team Champions, The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) defeated Frankenstein and Leatherface
- Austin Idol, Jerry Lawler and USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher defeated Terry Funk, Doug Gilbert and USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert by disqualification
- Tommy Gilbert, Al Greene, Don Greene, Jerry Jarrett, Sputnik Monroe and Lance Russell were inducted to the Memphis Hall of Fame
- Jerry Lawler defeated USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher, Terry Funk, Doug Gilbert, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert, Austin Idol, Moondog Spot, Tommy Rich, Jimmy Valiant and Koko B. Ware in a 10-man, four corners elimination match

Dungannon, Virginia:
- Mike Furnas defeated Killer Kyle for the SMW Television Title 


Hope Mills, North Carolina: 
- The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt) were awarded the NWA 2000 Tag Team titles
- Eddie Brown defeated The Iron Sheik for the NWA 2000 American Heritage Heavyweight title


Jonesboro, Arkansas:
- Michael Hayes pinned champion Baldo (Albert/A-Train/Giant Bernard) in a tag team match with Hayes and Brandon Baxter against Baldo and Randy Hales to win the Power Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title 
- Derrick King and Kid Wikkid won a tournament for the vacant PPW Tag Team Titles


Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada:
- Tommy Dreamer defeated Scott D'Amore and Rhino in a three-way match to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight title
- Otis Apollo and Johnny Swinger defeat Geza Kalman, Jr. and Dyson Pryce for the BCW Can-Am Tag Team Titles


WWE Elimination Chamber | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Viking Raiders beat Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder 
- Daniel Bryan beat Drew Gulak 
- US Champion Andrade beat Humberto Carrillo 
- SmackDown Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz defeated The Usos, Big E & Kofi Kingston, Heavy Machinery, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode in a Chamber match
- Aleister Black pinned A.J. Styles in a no DQ match
- Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defeated Seth Rollins & Murphy 
- Sami Zayn & Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro beat Braun Strowman in an IC title match 
- Shayna Baszler won the women’s Elimination Chamber over Natalya, Asuka, Sarah Logan, Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan