Skip to main content

Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/08): The Wild Samoans win WWF tag titles



Kansas City, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight champion Frank Gotch defeated Pat Connelly to retain the title
- Dr. B.F. Roller defeated Carl Becker 


Des Moines, Iowa:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Sonny Myers in 2 out of 3 falls to retain the title
- Bobby Bruns beat Tommy O’Toole in 2 out of 3 falls
- Ken Fenelon beat Armond Tanny 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski beat Bruno Sammartino
- Whipper Billy Watson beat Kinji Shibuya
- Hercules Cortez beat Moose Evans
- Crusher beat Dick Steinborn
- Doug Gilbert beat Rocky Hamilton


Sioux City, Iowa:
- Mighty Igor Vodik beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon
- Reggie Parks beat Mongolian Stomper
- Stan Pulaski beat Ivan Kalmikoff
- Mitsu Arakawa beat Johnny Zenda


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Non Title Texas Death Match: AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Killer Kowalski by countout
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Alaskan & Tiny Mills 2 out of 3 falls
- Doug Gilbert beat Stan The Moose Mykietowich
- Bob Boyer beat Tony Condello (sub Kurt Von Steiger)


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat Butcher Vachon by DQ
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Pampero Firpo
- Larry Hennig beat Luke Brown
- Billy Red Lyons beat Mike Riker
- Rene Goulet beat Kenny Jay


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Black Angus defeated Jim Dalton
- Texas Death Match: The Viking defeated Stan Pulaski
- Roger Kirby defeated Steve Bolus
- Harley Race defeated Omar Atlas
- Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe defeated Bob Geigel & Rufus R. Jones in three falls


Houston, Texas:
- Texas Champion Great Mephisto defeated Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Ivan Putski & Jose Lothario in 2 out of 3 falls
- American Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Ron Pritchard & Black Angus


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Andre the Giant won a 14 man $25,000 battle royal by tossing out Baron Von Raschke & Horst Hoffman at the same time
- Chris Taylor drew Andre the Giant 
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Boris Breznikoff dq
- Dusty Rhodes dcor Ray Stevens
- Ivan Putski beat Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Billy Robinson beat Geoff Portz


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
- Baron Von Raschke beat Jerry Blackwell via pin
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Brad Rheingans by DQ
- John Studd drew Tito Santana
- Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan via pin


Allentown, Pennsylvania:
- The Samoans, Afa & Sika, defeated Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


St. Louis, Missouri:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Missouri State Champion Jerry Blackwell beat Bulldog Bob Brown
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Masked Superstar & Mr Saito
- Sgt Slaughter dcor Wahoo McDaniel
- Mike Von Erich beat Jimmy Garvin
- American Starship beat Marty Jannetty & Steve Olsonoski
- Dick the Bruiser beat Mr Pogo dq
- Rufus R Jones beat Ken Timbs

Long Island, New York:
- Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick McGraw
- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Moondog Spot
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Buddy Rose
- Bob Orton Jr. defeated SD Jones
- Velvet McIntyre defeated Peggy Patterson
- Andre the Giant & the Junkyard Dog fought Big John Studd & Ken Patera to a draw
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Jesse Ventura


Houston, Texas:
- The Mountie pinned Dale Wolfe
- Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Orient Express
- Davey Boy Smith pinned the Warlord
- Kerry Von Erich pinned Ted Dibiase
- Jake Roberts pinned Rick Martel
- WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Paul Roma & Hercules
- The Big Bossman defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via count-out
- Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match

Fresno, California:
- Jimmy Snuka defeated Koko B. Ware
- The Nasty Boys defeated the Bushwhackers
- Greg Valentine pinned Dino Bravo
- The Undertaker pinned Tugboat
- Jim Duggan defeated Gen. Adnan
- WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior in a steel cage match


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell fought Mike Graham to a time-limit draw
- Van Hammer pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion
- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Johnny B. Badd
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Ron Simmons & Big Josh defeated Vinnie Vegas & Mr. Hughes
- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyzsko via disqualification in a bullrope match 
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Cactus Jack
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Sting & Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin 


Ludwigshafen, Germany:
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Johnny B. Badd defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Cactus Jack
- Frank Anderson defeated Harlem Heat Kane
- Ron Simmons defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Sting defeated Harlem Heat Kole
- Vader defeated Ricky Steamboat
- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin


ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash: Queens, New York:
- ECW Tag Team Champions The Eliminators retained the title by defeating The Pitbulls 
- Chris Jericho defeated Cactus Jack 
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Rey Mysterio, Jr. in a two out of three falls match
- ECW Television Champion 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Sabu ended in a twenty minute draw
- ECW World Champion Raven defeated The Sandman 


Orlando, Florida:
- Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky defeated the teams of Sarita and Taylor Wilde, Angelina Love and Tara in a three-way match to win the 
  vacant TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship