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Daily Pro Wrestling History (04/08): Larry Zbyszko wins AWA World title



Baltimore, Maryland:
- Gus Schoenlein defeated Fred Beell for the American Middleweight Title 


Denver, Colorado:
- The Swedish Angel defeated Everett Marshall to win the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Title


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Paul DeGalles and Tarzan Potvin defeated Bronko Lubich and Bud Rattal for the vacant Northwest Tag Team Titles


Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
- US Champion Verne Gagne beat Sky Hi Lee 
- Fritz Von Erich beat Johnny Balbo


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Rito Romero defeated Danny McShain to win the NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight Title

Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Danny Plechas defeated Juan Garcia for the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:
- Torbellion Blanco defeated Pete Managoff for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Neff Maivia defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Al Costello defeated Alex Perez to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


San Francisco, California:
- Pepper Gomez and Pedro Morales defeated Pat Patterson and Ray Stevens for the American Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles 


Los Angeles, California:
- Pantera Negra and Tony Rocco defeated Karl Heisinger and Kinji Shibuya for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Amarillo, Texas:
- Bobby Duncum and Woody Farmer defeated The Beast and Bulldog Brower to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Orton & Baron Von Raschke defeated Bobby Whitlock & The Viking
- Rufus R. Jones defeated Ronnie Etchison 
- Danny Little Bear & Bob Geigel defeated John Tolos & Baron Von Heisinger
- The Stomper defeated Harley Race by winning the only fall of a scheduled three (60:00)


Griffin, Georgia:
- Buddy Colt defeated El Mongol for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title


Los Angeles, California:
- Kinji Shibuya won the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title from Don Carson


Amarillo, Texas:
- The Mighty Canadian (Gene Kiniski) defeated The Super Destroyer to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Ox Baker defeats Carlos Colón to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 
- Invader I won the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title from Pierre Martel


Toronto, Ontario:
- Greg Valentine defeated Dino Bravo for the Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title 

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Astro Rey defeated Dos Caras to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- Dory Funk, Jr. won the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title from Barry Windham


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mark Romero (Youngblood) defeated Gene Lewis for the NWA Central States Television Title 


Montreal, Ontario, Canada:
- Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
- Jos Leduc beat Leo Burke
- Gino Brito Sr. & Tony Parisi beat King Tonga & Richard Charland by DQ
- Raymond & Armand & Jacques Rougeau Jr. beat Sailor White & The Samoans
- Tonga Kid beat Mad Dog Lefebvre
- Rick Steiner & Scott Duran defeat Gino Brito Jr & Sunny War Cloud
- Mr. Samu beat Reggie Rapone
- Cuban Assassin beat Antonio Ricco


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Debbie Combs won a six woman battle royal
- Brad Batten drew Cyclops
- Adrian Street beat Mark Batten
- Jerry Oski beat JR Hogg
- Mike Sharpe beat Sweet Daddy Siki
- Norvell Austin & Koko Ware beat Tim Ashley & Steve Constance
- Debbie Combs beat Diane Von Hoffman
- Candi Divine beat Miss Linda
- Eddie Gilbert beat Dutch Mantel
- The Fabulous Ones DDQ Randy Savage & Lanny Poffo


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Pat Rose beat Tojo Yamamoto
- Jeff Jarrett drew Tony Falk
- Abdul Gaddafi beat Frank Morrell
- Jos LeDuc beat Keith Eric & Jim Jamieson in a "handicap" match
- CWA International Champ Billy Joe Travis beat Rip Rogers
- Michael Lee & Paul Diamond beat Southern Tag Champs The MOD Squad via DQ
- Dutch Mantel beat Buddy Landel in a no DQ steel cage match to win the Mid-America Title
- Jerry Lawler pinned Bill Dundee in a no DQ steel cage match to win the Southern Title


Fort Worth, Texas:
- John Tatum and Jack Victory defeated Shaun and Steve Simpson for the World Class Texas Tag Team Titles


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Chris Benoit and Biff Wellington defeated Makhan Singh (Mike Shaw) and Vokkan Singh (Gary Albright) to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Special Referee: Nick Bockwinkel: Larry Zbyszko beat Mr. Saito to win the AWA Title
- Non Title Cage Match: Paul Diamond & the Trooper beat AWA Tag Team Champions Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom
- Nord The Barbarian beat Kokina Maximus 
- Tully Blanchard beat Tommy Jammer
- Baron Von Raschke (sub Junkyard Dog) beat Colonel DeBeers COR
- Texas Hangmen beat Brad Rheingans & DJ Peterson
- Jake Milliman beat Todd Becker


Fridley, Minnesota:
- The Lightning Kid won the Pro Wrestling America Light Heavyweight Title by defeating Jerry Lynn


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- The Junkyard Dog pinned Richard Morton
- WCW US Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine & Mike Graham defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk
- Ron Simmons pinned Cactus Jack
- Nikita Koloff pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko in a bunkhouse match
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton via disqualification
- WCW World Champion Sting pinned Big Van Vader
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification


Manhattan, Kansas:
- Joey Maggs defeated the Russian Brute
- Maxx Payne defeated Johnny Gunn
- The Barbarian defeated Wrecking Crew Rage
- Van Hammer defeated Vinnie Vegas
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Cactus Jack defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader & WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff when Cactus pinned Orndorff
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas 


Paintsville, Kentucky:
- Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
- Timothy Well & Steven Dunn defeated Tracy Smothers & Bobby Blaze
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Prince Kharis
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Brian Lee & Chris Candido
- Chris Candido won a Royal Rumble match

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Arn Anderson defeated Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman
- Kevin & Dave Sullivan defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys in a non-title match
- Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW International World Champion Rick Rude via disqualification
- Sting defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated Vader via disqualification 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Eddie Guerrero defeated 2 Cold Scorpio for the ECW World Television Title

Johnson City, Tennessee:
- Buddy Landel defeated Bobby Blaze to win the SMW Heavyweight Title 


Dundalk, Maryland:
- Headbanger Mosh defeated Romeo Valentino for the Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title 


Buffalo, New York:
- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Little Guido and Super Crazy in a three-way dance to win the ECW World Television Title

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
- Bouncer Bruno and Dutch Mantel defeated Black Boy and José Rivera, Jr. for the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Phoenix, Arizona:
- Spike Dudley pinned WWF European Champion William Regal to win the title