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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/14): WWE WrestleMania XX



Chicago, Illinois:

- Evan "Strangler" Lewis defeated Joe Acton to win the World Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Title


Baltimore, Maryland:

- Babe Sharkey defeated Ed "Strangler" Lewis to win the Maryland World Heavyweight Title


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Vic Christy defeated Orville Brown to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls

- Roy Graham beat Jack Kennedy 2 out of 3 falls

- Marvin Jones and Dan O’Connor wrestled to a draw


Oakland, California:

- Hombre Montana and Leo Nomellini defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- United States Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne beat Don Curtis 2 out of 3 falls

- Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Dusek 

- Larry Hamilton and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Bull Montana 

- Joe Hamilton and Danny O’Shocker drew 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff defeated Ilio DaPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson to win the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Lou Thesz retained the NWA World heavyweight title beating Bruno Sammartino 

- International tag team champions Bulldog Brower and Johnny Valentine beat John Paul Henning and Mike Valentino

- Gene Kiniski beat Stan Stasiak 

- The Beast beat Red Lyons on a count out 

- Jim Hady went to a 15:00 draw against Hans Schmidt

- Ilio DiPaolo went to a 15:00 draw against Taro Sakura


Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) defeated Len Rossi and Tamaya Soto to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles

Amarillo, Texas:

- Larry Hennig defeated Kurt Von Brauner for the Amarillo NWA Brass Knuckles Title 


Tampa, Florida:

- Dale Lewis and The Missouri Mauler defeated Bronko Lubich and Chris Markoff for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- The Shiek beat Tiger Jeet Singh in a death match

- Tex McKenzie beat Hans Schmidt 

- "Whipper" Billy Watson and Haystack Calhoun beat The Skull Brothers

- The Love Brothers stopped Lou Klein and Sweet Daddy Siki

- Tex McKenzie defeated Man Mountain Cannon

- The Mighty Ursus beat Mike Loren

- Ivan Kalmikoff drew Fred Atkins

- Dewey Robertson drew Killer Christie


Nashville, Tennessee:

- Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Nick Bockwinkel beat the Crusher

- Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff beat Ken Patera & Wahoo McDaniel

- Ray Stevens beat Red Bastien

- Baron Von Raschke beat Geoff Portz

- Horst Hoffman beat Jim Brunzell

- Moose Morowski drew Rene Goulet


Rockford, Illinois:

- Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell defeated AWA World Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens by DQ 


Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- Andre the Giant and Greg Gagne defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Bobby Duncum in a 2 out of 3 fall match 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

- Guy Mitchell won the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson defeated Ricky and Robert Gibson in the finals to win the vacant NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci defeated Mr. Fuji an Prof. Tanaka in  for the WWWF World Tag Team Titles

Macon, Georgia:

- AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Mr. Wrestling II 

- Tommy Rich defeated Stan Hansen to win the Macon title in a one night tournament


Houston, Texas:

- Tiger Conway, Jr. and Jose Lothario defeated Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada for the World Class American Tag Team Titles

Shreveport, Louisiana:

- The Junkyard Dog defeated Ernie Ladd to win the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 

Los Angeles, California:

- Chavo Guerrero defeated The Hood (Johnny Mantell) for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

Houston, Texas:

- Bruiser Brody defeated Mark Lewin to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title 


Bayamón, Puerto Rico:

- Killer Karl Krupp defeated Pierre Martel for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 

Chicago, Illinois:

- AWA World Champion Verne Gagne defeated Jerry Blackwell by DQ 

- AWA World Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura defeated Dick The Bruiser and Da Crusher by COR


Madison Square Garden:

- André the Giant and Rick McGraw defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito in a two-out-of-three falls match

- WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales pinned Adrian Adonis to retain the title 

- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund pinned Jesse Ventura

St. Paul, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana

- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan by DQ

- Bobby Duncum beat Baron Von Raschke

- Ken Patera drew Brad Rheingans 

- Buck Zumhofe beat Sgt. Goulet

Louisville, Kentucky:

- Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Ricky and Robert Gibson in a tournament final in to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Miami, Florida:

- Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham defeated Black Bart and Ron Bass for the Florida NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Baltimore, Maryland:

- Ole Anderson & Dusty Rhodes & Sgt. Slaughter beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev by DQ

- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Mr. Saito

- Bob Backlund beat Barbarian by DQ

- Tommy Rich drew Tully Blanchard

- The Freebirds beat RPM’s

- Manny Fernandez drew Superstar Billy Graham

- Tom Zenk beat Alaskan I


Mobile, Alabama:

- Brad Armstrong defeated Robert Fuller to win the NWA Southeast Continental Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch defeated Ron Garvin and Barry Windham for the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

WWF Saturday Nights Main Event: Detroit, Michigan:

- WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated George Steele by countout 

- Hercules won a 20-man battle royal

- WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart (with Danny Davis and Jimmy Hart)) defeated Tito Santana and Dan Spivey

- King Kong Bundy (with Bobby Heenan) defeated Jake Roberts by disqualification, 

- Ricky Steamboat pinned The Iron Sheik (with Slick)


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Larry Zbyzsko pinned Brad Armstrong

- Dustin Rhodes defeated Dr. X (Moondog Rex)

- Terrence Taylor fought Tom Zenk to a draw

- Brian Pillman, Owen Hart, & the Junkyard Dog defeated Dan Spivey, Michael Hayes, & Jimmy Garvin

- Barry Windham pinned WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner

- WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen via count-out

- Ron Simmons pinned Butch Reed

- Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification 


Memphis, Tennessee: 

- King Cobra beat Leon Downs

- Skull Von Crush beat Jeff Gaylord

- JC Ice pinned Wolfie D in a loser leaves town match

- Billy Joe Travis pinned JC Ice in a loser leaves town match

- USWA Tag Champs Moondogs Spot & Rex beat Spellbinder & Billy Joe Travis 

- Robert Gibson beat Koko B. Ware via DQ

- Jerry Lawler beat Tommy Rich via DQ

- USWA Unified World Champ Eddie Gilbert beat Brian Christopher to win the USWA Title

- Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher, & Dream Machine beat Tommy Rich, Eddie & Doug Gilbert in a rage in a cage match


Louisville, Kentucky:

- Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) in a Lumberjack match

- Booker T pinned WCW World Television Champion Scott Steiner to win the title 

- Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan in a First Blood Steel Cage match to win the title

- Saturn pinned Chris Jericho (with Ralphus) in a Dog Collar match

Yokohama, Japan:

- Naoya Ogawa defeated Dan Severn to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship


UPW When Worlds Collide: Santa Ana, California:

- The Blue Meanie defeated UPW Internet Champion Navajo Warrior to win the title

- Samoa Joe defeated UPW Heavyweight Champion Christopher Daniels in a Loser Leaves UPW match to win the title


Penn Hills, Pennsylvania:

- A.J. Styles defeated Super Hentai for the International Wrestling Cartel Super Indy Title


WWE WrestleMania XX: New York City:

- Chris Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a three way match for the World Heavyweight Title

- John Cena defeated Big Show to win the U.S. Title

- Booker T and Rob Van Dam defeated Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) and La Résistance (René Duprée and Rob Conway) to retain the World Tag Team Championships

- Christian (with Trish Stratus) defeated Chris Jericho

- Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair) defeated The Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mick Foley)in a Handicap match

- Chavo Guerrero defeated Último Dragón, Shannon Moore, Jamie Noble, Funaki, Nunzio, Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Tajiri and Akio in a Cruiserweight Open to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

- Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar

- Too Cool (Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin), The Basham Brothers (Doug Basham and Danny Basham) and The APA (Bradshaw and Faarooq) in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

- Victoria defeated Molly Holly Hair vs. Title match for the WWE Women's Championship

- Eddie Guerrero defeated Kurt Angle to retain the WWE Championship

- The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Kane


Louisville, Kentucky: 

- Idol Stevens defeated OVW Heavyweight Champion Paul Birchill to win the title


NWA New Beginnings: Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Adam Pearce regained the NWA championship, defeating Blue Demon Jr. and Phil Shatter in a three-way match


Chicago, Illinois:

- ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated Cliff Compton in a Chicago Street Fight

- ROH champion Jay Briscoe defeated Silas Young

- Roppongi Vice defeated ROH Tag Team champions ReDragon in a non title match

- Samoa Joe defeated Michael Elgin