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Daily pro wrestling history (03/18): Ivan & Nikita Koloff win the NWA World Tag Team Titles



Brisbane, Australia:
- Joe Dawson defeated Billy Meeske to win the Australian Heavyweight Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Whipper Billy Watson defeated Jack Claybourne to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title


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


Dayton, Ohio:
- Roy Shire defeated Marvin Mercer to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Billy Varga defeated Al Loloati for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- George and Sandy Scott defeated Jim Austeri and Ali Bey to win
the Mid-Atlantic NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Mobile, Alabama:
- Papa Pasquale defeated Billy Wicks for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


- Ed Francis defeated Shag Thomas to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Leo Nomellini & Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski & Len Montana 2 out of 3 falls (Montana suffered a broken leg and has to vacate his half of the AWA Tag Team Title, Gene Kiniski chose Hard Boil Haggarty as his new partner)
- AWA US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
- Stan Kowalski beat Jim Hady
- Joe Scarpello beat Vic Christy


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Louie Tillet defeated Bull Curry for the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title 


Salem, Oregon:
- Nick Bockwinkel and Nick Kozak defeated The Destroyer and Art Michalik to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Lubbock, Texas:
- Larry Hennig and The Viking defeated Ken Lucas and Fritz Von Erich for the Amarillo NWA North American Tag Team Titles

Mobile, Alabama:
- Lee Fields and Mario Galento defeated The Mysterious Medics to win the Gulf Coast NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Auckland, New Zealand:
- John DaSilva defeated George Gordienko for the New Zealand NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida: 
- The Texan defeated Bob Roop to win the vacant NWA Florida Television Title (after the match, The Texan unmasked,
revealing himself to be Terry Funk)


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Lou Thesz defeated Tommy Gilbert to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 
- The Infernos (Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski) defeated Don Fargo and Rufus R. Jones for
the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


New Orleans, Louisiana:
- The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts) defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. and Greg Valentine to win
the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Atlanta, Georgia:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mr. Wrestling II
- Thunderbolt Patterson & Tony Atlas beat Ernie Ladd & Stan Hansen
- Georgia TV Champion Ole Anderson beat Mr. Wrestling I
- Tommy Rich beat Jacques Goulet
- Adrian Adonis beat Helmut Schmidt
- Raymond Rougeau beat Bounty Hunter


Port Huron, Michigan:
- Ricky Cortez defeated Dick Garza for the Michigan Championship Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight Title 


Oakland, California:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Pat Patterson
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan beat Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana & Buck Zumhofe
- Non Title: Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
- Brad Rheingans beat Sgt. Goulet


Boston, Massachusetts:
- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Don Muraco 


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Ivan Koloff defeated Angelo Mosca, Jr. to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title


Fayetteville, North Carolina:
- Ivan and Nikita Koloff defeated Manny Fernandez and Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Mooresville, North Carolina:
- Black Bart defeated Sam Houston to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Chris Benoit defeated Gama Singh to win the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title 


Rochester, Minnesota:
- Larry Zbyszko & Tully Blanchard beat DJ Peterson & Paul Diamond
- Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom & Tully Blanchard beat The Trooper (the Patriot) & Paul Diamond & DJ Peterson
- Kokina Maximus (Yokozuna) beat Sgt Slaughter dq


Netzahualcóyotl, Mexico:
- Canek defeats Yamato for the UWA World Heavyweight Title

Dallas, Texas:
- Greg Valentine won the NWA North American Heavyweight Title defeating John Hawk 

ECW Extreme Warfare, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- 2 Cold Scorpio pinned ECW World Television Champion and Tag Team Champion Dean Malenko to win the Television title
- Axl Rotten pinned Ian Rotten in a Strap match
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated The Pitbulls
- Sabu defeated Mikey Whipwreck 
- Terry Funk and The Sandman defeated Cactus Jack and ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas


Vancouver, Washington:
- Colonel DeBeers defeated Matt Borne to win the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Derrick King and Moondog Spot defeated Wolfie D, who held the title by himself, for the Power Pro Wrestling Tag Team Titles


WCW Greed: Jacksonville, Florida: 
- Kid Romeo and Elix Skipper defeated Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio, Jr., to become the first WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions 
- Shane Helms defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero, Jr. to win the title
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Scott Steiner (with Midajah) defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Falls Count Anywhere match
- WCW World Tag Team Champions The Natural Born Thrillers (Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo) defeated Totally Buff (Buff Bagwell and Lex Luger) to retain the title
- Booker T pinned WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Steiner to win the title
- Dusty and Dustin Rhodes defeated Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett

Deer Park, New York: 
- Big Dick Dudley defeated Tommy Cairo and Axl Rotten in a three-way match to win the United States Extreme Wrestling Heavyweight Title