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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/13): Kurt Angle wins first TNA World title

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1938

Buffalo, New York:
- Vic Christy defeated Don McIntyre to win the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles 

1940

Boston, Massachusetts:
- The French Angel defeated Steve Casey for the Boston AWA World Heavyweight Title 

1954

Amarillo, Texas:
- Dory Funk defeated Roy Shire for the Southwest Junior Heavyweight Title

Stockton, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Titles by defeating Ron Etchison and Enrique Torres 

1959

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Ed Francis defeated Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1960

Tokyo, Japan:
- Rikidozan defeated Leo Nomellini to win the second-annual JWA World League Tournament

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- George and Sandy Scott defeated Emil and Ernie Dusek to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Titles 

1963

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Karl and Skull Von Stroheim defeated Gino and Tony Calza to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles 

1964

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas defeated Cowboy Cassidy and Curtis Iaukea for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles 

1965

Los Angeles, California:
- The Assassins defeated Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles 

1966

Tokyo, Japan:
- Giant Baba defeated Wilbur Snyder to win the eighth-annual JWA World League Tournament

1968

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Don Carson and The Red Shadow defeated Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles 

1969

Portland, Oregon:
- Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne defeated Karl and Kurt Von Steiger to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1971

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- Eddie Sullivan defeated Bob Kelly for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

1972

San Francisco, California:
- Lars Anderson and Paul DeMarco defeated Pepper Gomez and Rocky Johnson for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles 

1973

Sydney, Australia:
- Hiro Tojo and Waldo Von Erich defeated Ron Miller and Larry O'Day to win the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Titles 

1975

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera defeated The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) for the WWWF World Tag Team Titles 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada:
- Mike DuBois and Lord Alfred Hayes defeated The Beast and Johnny Weaver for the Eastern Sports Association International Tag Team Titles 

Mobile, Alabama:
- Dr. X defeated Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 

1976

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel & Akio Sato defeated Ed Wiskoski & Roger Kirby
- In a Texas Bull Rope Match: Mike George defeated Dusty Rhodes
- Bob Brown & Mike York defeated Ray Candy & Ronnie Etchison
- Tank Patton fought Omar Atlas to a draw
- Pat O’Connor defeated Mr. Seki

1978

Portland, Oregon:
- Jerry Oates defeated Ed Wiskoski to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Omaha, Nebraska: 
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson 
- Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Rufus R Jones & Pat O'Connor 
- Steve Olsonoski beat Super Destroyer Mark II by DQ 
- Lord Alfred Hayes drew Joe Scarpello
- Kay Noble beat Brenda Hoffman 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- The Crusher beat Angelo Mosca in a chain match 
- Verne Gagne beat Johnny Valiant
- Blackjack Lanza & Bob Orton Jr beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell by DQ
- Evan Johnson beat Spike Huber
- Frank Hill beat Vito Martino 

1979

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Pat Patterson.
- Super Destroyer Mark II beat Billy Robinson by DQ
- Greg Gagne beat Bobby Duncum by DQ
- Doug Gilbert drew Paul Ellering
- Jesse Ventura beat Dick Reynolds (sub Paul Ellering)

Houston, Texas:
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated The Spoiler for the NWA American Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana
- Greg Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
- Sheik Adnan beat Baron Von Raschke
- Ken Patera beat Brad Rheingans
- Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Duncum

1983

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Harley Race defeated Jerry Blackwell to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Velvet McIntyre and Penny Mitchell defeated Joyce Grable and Wendi Richter to win the NWA World Women's Tag Team Title 

Beckley, West Virginia:
- The Great Tio defeated The Masked Miser (Angelo Poffo) to win the International Championship Wrestling Television Title 

1984

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Rick Martel defeated Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title 
- Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza no contest Abdullah The Butcher & Jerry Blackwell
- The Crusher beat Sheik Adnan
- Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre beat Leilani Kai & Despina Montagus
- Fabulous Ones beat Jesse Ventura & Steve Regal
- Larry Zbyszko beat Curt Hennig by DQ

1985

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Randy Savage to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Jerry Oske 

1988

Houston, Texas:
- Barry Windham defeated Nikita Koloff to win the vacant NWA United States Heavyweight Title in a tournament final 

1990

Chicago, Illinois:
- Robbie Idol defeated Ned Brady
- Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Jonnie Stewart 
- Kevin Sullivan pinned Rick Ryder
- The Samoan Swat Team defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Brian Pillman & Paul Drake (sub. for NWA US Tag Team Champion Tom Zenk)
- Road Warrior Animal & Mike Rotunda defeated Bobby Eaton & Stane Lane
- NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom
- Road Warrior Hawk (sub. for NWA US Champion Lex Luger, out with a staph infection) defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification

1991

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Robert Fuller and Jeff Jarrett defeated The Texas Hangmen (Killer and Psycho) for the USWA Tag Team Titles 
- Bill Dundee defeated Eric Embry to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1994

Council, Virginia:
- Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle
- Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated Well Dunn
- The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido via disqualification
- Tracy Smothers won a pole battle royal

1995

Cleveland, Tennessee:
- Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle
- Steve Armstrong defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Buddy Landel via disqualification
- Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated New Jack & Mustafa
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom via disqualification
- Steve Armstrong won a battle royal

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Doug Gilbert won the USWA Heavyweight Title by defeating Brian Lee 

1996

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico:
- Pimpinela Escarlata defeated La Parka for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title 

2005

Irondale, Alabama:
- Tom Prichard defeated Rick Steiner to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title

2007

TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
- TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin defeated Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt in a triple threat match to retain the title
- Robert Roode (with Ms. Brooks) pinned Jeff Jarrett 
- Christopher Daniels pinned Rhino 
- Basham and Damaja (with Christy Hemme) defeated Kip James in a handicap match
- Chris Harris defeated James Storm in a Texas death match
- Jerry Lynn defeated Senshi, Alex Shelley and Tiger Mask IV in a four corners match
- TNA World Tag Team Champions Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) defeated Scott Steiner & Tomko and The Latin American Exchange (Homicide & Hernandez) in a triple threat match to retain the title
- Kurt Angle defeated TNA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage and Sting in a three-way match to win the title 

2010

- Scott Hall and Kevin Nash defeated Matt Morgan to win the TNA Tag Team Title

2012

TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
- Gail Kim defeated Brooke Tessmacher to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- Devon defeated Robbie E and Robbie T to retain the TNA Television Championship
- Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy
- Crimson defeated Eric Young (with ODB)
- Austin Aries defeated Bully Ray 
- Kurt Angle defeated A.J. Styles 
- Bobby Roode defeated Rob Van Dam in a Ladder match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
- Kazarian & Christopher Daniels defeated Samoa Joe & Magnus to win the TNA Tag Team Titles