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Daily pro wrestling history (04/14): Jerry Lawler wins WCWA Title; Strangler Lewis wins World Title

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Los Angeles, California:
- Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeated Ed Don George to win the World Heavyweight Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Ben and and Mike Sharpe defeated Chief Big Heart and Little Eagle to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor beat The Brute 2 out of 3 falls
- Buddy Austin and Lee Henning beat Ronnie Etchison and Don McClarity 2 out of 3 falls
- Happy Humphrey beat The Masked Medics 
- Hogan Wharton beat Tommy O’Toole 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Sonny Myers defeated The Viking via DQ
- Pat O’Connor fought Ron Reed to a draw
- The Butcher defeated Jerry Kozak
- Ernie Ladd defeated Bulldog Plechas
- The Mongolian Stomper & Bob Ellis defeated Tor Kamata & Oki Shikina in two straight falls


Miami, Florida:
- Terry Funk defeated The Grappler (Johnny Walker) for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Angelo Mosca defeated Tim Woods in the finals of a two-month-long tournament to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title

Miami Beach, Florida:
- Goeff Portz defeated Abe Jacobs
- Hiro Matsuda defeated Mr. Hayashi
- Darling Dagmar defeated Marie LeBeaux
- Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Bill Dromo
- Eddie Graham defeated Ali Pasha
- NWA Florida Tag Team Champion Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Steve Keirn by disqualification
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion The Assassin and The Missouri Mauler defeated Mike Graham and Billy Robinson
- Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Pak Song by disqualification, Song retained the title


- Bulldog Brower and Luke Graham are awarded the WWC North American Tag Team Title after Gorgeous George, Jr. and Luke Graham left the


Nagoya, Japan:
- AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta no contest Bruiser Brody
- Shohei Giant Baba & Dory Funk Jr & Kerry Von Erich beat Stan Hansen & Jos Leduc & Bulldog Bob Brown
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Genichiro Tenryu & Magic Dragon
- Mighty Inoue & Ashara Hara beat David Sammartino & Goro Tsurumi
- Takahashi Ishikawa dcor Rocky Hata
- Motoshi Okuma & Great Kojika beat Masanobu Fuchi & Nobuyoshi Sugawara
- Ultra Seven beat Tarzan Goto
- Yoshihiro Momota beat Hiromichi Fuyuki
- Mitsu Momota beat Toshiaki Kawada


- Ray Steele defeated Tony St. Clair for the British Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Kerry Von Erich to win the WCWA World Heavyweight Title (Lawler unified the WCWA title with his AWA title to become the Unified World Heavyweight Champion, the top title in the USWA)


New York City, New York: 
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Tex Slazenger
- Maxx Payne defeated Steven Regal
- Chris Benoit and Ron Simmons fought to a double-countout
- Van Hammer defeated Vinnie Vegas
- NWA and WCW World Tag Team Champions The Hollywood Blonds (Steve Austin and Brian Pillman) defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio to retain the titles
- Rick Rude defeated Cactus Jack
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW World Television Champion Paul Orndorff by disqualification to retain his title
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Barry Windham defeated Ricky Steamboat to retain the title
- Sting defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader by disqualification, Vader retained the title


Acapulco, Mexico:
- Villanos IV and V defeated Emilio Charles, Jr. and Scorpio, Jr. for the UWA World Tag Team Titles


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated Apolo Dantés to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Title


Belvidere, New Jersey:
- Samu defeated Ace Darling to win the Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title


Nashville, Tennessee:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett pinned James Storm
- TNA X Division Champion Frankie Kazarian pinned Sonjay Dutt to retain the title
- Simon Diamond pinned Johnny Swinger
- Monty Brown pinned Sabu in a falls count anywhere match
- Apolo and D'Lo Brown defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Kid Kash and Dallas by disqualification to win the title
- Chris Harris pinned Raven to become #1 contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Title


Graysville, Alabama:
- Dennis Condrey defeated Brad Armstrong to become the first NWA Wrestle Birmingham Television Champion