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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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