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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/10): Verne Gagne retires as AWA Champion

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1944

Des Moines, Iowa:
- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Dave Levin beat Ray Steele to capture the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title 2 out 3 falls
- Tom Zaharias beat Jack Dillon in 2 out of 3 falls

1946

Houston, Texas:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Lou Thesz to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

1951

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dennis Clary defeated Sonny Myers to win the Central States Title

1961

Fargo, North Dakota:
- In a Non Title match; Bob Geigel beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne

1968

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Big O (Johnny Valentine under a mask) defeated Mr. Wrestling to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

1969

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
- Dr X beat Pampero Firpo

1973

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Black Angus defeated Bob Brown 
- Mike George defeated Argentina Zuma
- Omar Atlas defeated Jim Dalton
- Harley Race defeated L.D. Lewis
- Danny Little Bear defeated Bob Orton via DQ
- Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe defeated Bob Geigel & Tex McKenzie

1974

Rockford, Illinois:
- The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff 
- Baron Von Raschke beat Geoff Portz

1975

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Superstar Billy Graham & Dusty Rhodes beat Baron Von Raschke & Horst Hoffman in a Loaded Glove Match
- Ivan Putski beat Bobby Heenan 
- Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik) beat Rock Riddle
- Betty Niccoli beat Miss Pamela
- Jim Brunzell beat Geoff Portz

1980

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine for the NWA World Tag Team Title 

1981

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA World Champion Verne Gagne defeated Nick Bockwinkel (After the match, Verne Gagne announced he was retiring as AWA World Heavyweight Champion. Verne vacated the title and it would later be awarded to number-one contender Nick Bockwinkel)
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell & Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson & Bobby Heenan 
- Posedown: The Crusher beat Jesse Ventura
- Baron Von Raschke beat John Studd
- Tito Santana no contest Sheik Adnan
- Larry Hennig beat Adrian Adonis
- Brad Rheingans drew Jerry Blackwell

1982

Greenville, North Carolina:
- Jack Brisco defeated Roddy Piper to win the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title 

1985

WWF Saturday Night's Main Event: Uniondale, New York:
- Barry Windham, Mike Rotundo & Ricky Steamboat defeated The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff & George "The Animal" Steele 
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Cowboy Bob Orton via DQ 
- WWF Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Fabulous Moolah
- Junkyard Dog defeated Pete Dougherty

1991

Cincinnati, Ohio:
- Brad Armstrong & Ron Cumberledge defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory
- Big Josh & Sam Houston defeated Mike Graham (sub. for Jimmy Garvin) & Michael Hayes
- Dustin Rhodes defeated the Angel of Death
- WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner pinned Dan Spivey
- Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor 
- WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner defefated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification

1992

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tracy Smothers & Richard Morton
- Van Hammer pinned JT Southern 
- WCW US Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine fought WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman to a 10-minute time-limit draw in a non-title match
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat at the 20-minute mark in a No DQ match 
- Ron Simmons & the Junkyard Dog fought Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher to a double disqualification
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Scotty Flamingo
- Nikita Koloff (w/ WCW World Champion Sting) (sub. for WCW World Champion Sting) pinned Big Van Vader
- WCW TV Champion Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, & the Great Muta defeated Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, & Bobby Eaton

1999

Orlando, Florida:
- Debra defeated Sable for the WWF Women's Title