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Daily pro wrestling history (03/31): Shawn Michaels wins WWF World Title in an Iron Man match

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1930

Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnenberg beat Dan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls
- Henri DeGlane and Ed "Strangler" Lewis drew (60:00 minutes)

1964

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa 
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat Moose Evans & Wilbur Snyder 
- Hans Schmidt beat Rene Goulet
- Doug Gilbert beat Jack Pesek 2

1978

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tony Atlas beat Superstar Billy Graham COR
- Dusty Rhodes beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
- Tommy Rich & Thunderbolt Patterson beat Ole Anderson & Lars Anderson to win Georgia Tag Title
- Adrian Adonis beat John Studd dq
- Paul Ellering drew Jacques Goulet
- Pez Whatley beat Frankie Laine

1980

Tokyo, Japan:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dcor Kintaro Ohki in 3rd fall
- IWA Champion Rusher Kimura beat Johnny Powers COR 
- WWU World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ashura Hara beat Ryuma Go of New Japan dq 
- IWA World Tag Team Champions Animal Hamaguchi & Mighty Inoue beat Kengo Kimura & Haruka Eigen of New Japan dq
- Mach Hayato beat Devil Murasaki via pin 
- Tenshin Yonemura beat Masahiko Takasugi via pin 
- Goro Tsurumi & Katsuzo Oiyama beat Great Kusatsu & Isamu Teranishi dq 

1983

Sioux City, Iowa:
- Hulk Hogan & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
- Ken Patera beat Rick Martel
- Wahoo McDaniel beat John Tolos
- Brad Rheingans beat Bobby Heenan

1985 

Wrestlemania I: Madison Square Garden:
- Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham to win the titles
- Wendi Richter pinned Leilani Kai to win the WWF Ladies title
- The Junkyard Dog defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Greg Valentine by countout
- Hulk Hogan & Mr. T (with Jimmy Snuka) defeated Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff (with Bob Orton) 

Chicago, Illinois:

- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig
- Jim Garvin beat Baron Von Raschke
- The Crusher no contest King Tonga
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Saito
- Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko dq
- AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal beat Buck Zumhofe
- Billy Robinson beat Tom Zenk

1989

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Sting defeated Mike Rotunda for the NWA World TV Title 

1994

Sheffield, England:
- The Quebecers defeated Men On A Mission for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1996 

Wrestlemania XII: Anaheim, California:
- Shawn Michaels pinned Bret Hart in overtime of a 60 minute Iron Man match to win the WWF World Title 
- Vader & Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith managed by Jim Cornette defeated Yokozuna & Jake Roberts & Ahmed Johnson
- Roddy Piper fought Goldust in a "Hollywood Backlot Brawl"
- Steve Austin defeated Savio Vega 
- Ultimate Warrior pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley
- The Undertaker pinned Diesel 

2003

San Jose, California:
- Kane & Rob Van Dam defeated champions Lance Storm & Sean Morley and The Dudley Boyz in a three way match for the World Tag Team Titles