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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/15): AJ Styles wins NWA title at Hard Justice 2005



- George Dussette and Luther Lindsay defeated Bulldog Curtis and Tommy Martinez to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


- Ed Francis defeated Luigi Macera for the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Verne Gagne and Leo Nomellini defeated Doc and Mike Gallagher for the Minneapolis NWA World Tag Team Titles


Mobile, Alabama:

- Rocket Monroe (Bill Fletcher) defeated Joe Scarpa (Jay Strongbow) and Pancho Villa in a three-way match to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Omaha, Nebraska:

- Mighty Igor Vodic defeated Mad Dog Vachon for the AWA World (Omaha version only) Heavyweight Title 


Sydney, Australia:

- Mark Lewin and Antonio Pugliese defeated Swede Hanson and Rip Hawk to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles

Los Angeles, California:

- Donna Christantello and Kathy O'Day defeated The Fabulous Moolah and Toni Rose to win the NWA World Women's Tag Team Titles


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- Red Bastien and Hercules Cortez defeated Butcher and Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles 

- The Crusher beat Larry Hennig 

- Bull Bullinski beat Nick Bockwinkel via DQ


Orlando, Florida:

- Boris Malenko defeated Bearcat Wright for the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title 


Mobile, Alabama:

- The California Hippies (Mike Boyette and Mickey Doyle) won the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Paul Jones and Wahoo McDaniel defeated Gene and Ole Anderson to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Chicago, Illinois:

- Dick the Bruiser beat Ox Baker in a Chain Match

- In a Loser Leaves Town Match, Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant 

- Greg Gagne beat Mad Dog Vachon via DQ

Detroit, Michigan:

- The Sheik defeated Bobo Brazil for the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

San Francisco, California:

- Tony Garea and Pat Patterson defeated Invader I and Don Muraco to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

- Gene Kiniski defeated John Quinn for the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Billy Red Lyons fought Chris Tolos to a 20-minute draw

- Dewey Robertson defeated the Wildman via disqualification

- Kim Chang pinned Claude Dionne

- Billy Red Lyons & Rufus R. Jones defeated Super Destroyer (Sgt. Slaughter) & Lord Alfred Hayes 

- British Champion Billy Robinson defeated Angelo Mosca via disqualification

- WWWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Billy Graham by count out

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a double disqualification with Jim Brunzell

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Kojak beat The Red Shadow

- Lord Littlebrook beat Little John

- Ron Slinker beat Mike Hendricks

- Tommy Gilbert beat Bill Ryalis

- Steve Kyle beat Norvell Austin

- Porkchop Cash & Rocky Johnson beat Frankie Laine & Mike Boyer

- Jos LeDuc, John Louie, & Sonny King beat Jerry Lawler, Jimmy Valiant, & Bill Dundee in a "hospital elimination" match


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Missouri Champion Ted DiBiase defeated Ric Flair in 2 out of 3 falls

- Von Raschke and Dick Murdoch defeated David and Kerry Von Erich 

- Dusty Rhodes defeated Bobby Jaggers

- Dick the Bruiser defeated Big John Studd

- Rufus R. Jones defeated J.J. Dillon via DQ

- Buzz Tyler and Sandy Partlow defeated Bulldog Bob Brown and Shirley Black

- Bruce Reed draw Steve Lawler 


San Juan, Puerto Rico:

- The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) defeated Eddie and Tommy Gilbert to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles


Kummamoto, Japan:

- Pat Tanaka defeated Naoki Sano

- Norio Honaga fought Black Cat to a draw

- Kengo Kimura & Fumihiro Niikura defeated Osamu Kido & Shunji Kosugi

- John Quinn defeated Fujiwara

- The Masked Sueprstar, Ken Patera, & WWF Tag Team Champion Dick Murdoch defeated Animal Hamaguchi, Yoshikai Yatsu, & Kuniaki Kobayashi

- Mr. Saito defeated Otto Wanz

- Andre The Giant & WWF Tag Team Champion Adrian Adonis defeated Seigi Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami

- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Riki Choshu via count-out

- Antonio Inoki defeated Big John Studd


Kansas City, Kansas:

- The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Batten Twins (Bart and Brad) to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Fayetteville, North Carolina:

- Big Josh defeated Richard Morton

- Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion defeated Thomas Rich & Tracy Smothers

- Nikita Koloff defeated Steve Austin

- Ron Simmons defeated Diamond Dallas Page

- WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

- WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko (substituting for Bobby Eaton)

- WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat


SMW The Last Tango in Tennessee: Johnson City, Tennessee:

- Killer Kyle pinned Bobby Blaze

- Tim Horner & Brian Lee beat Dutch Mantell & Jimmy Golden when Horner pinned Golden.

- Brian Lee pinned Kevin Sullivan in a "Singapore spike" match.

- The Dirty White Boy (with Don Wright) beat Tracy Smothers (with Tim Horner) in a coward waves the flag match (the title was held-up)

- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Lane) to win the SMW Tag Title in a loser of the fall leaves SMW match

Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada:

- Michelle Starr defeated Mighty Quinn for the WCCW Heavyweight Title

- Al Tomko won the WCCW Mid-Heavyweight Title from Firefighter Adrian

- The Beautiful Bodies (Rocky Dellaserra and Ole Olson) defeated Firefighter Adrian and Timothy Flowers to win the WCCW International Tag Team Titles


Lebanon, Kentucky:

- Well Dunn beat Brian Logan & Anthony Michaels

- Tracy Smothers pinned Killer Kyle

- The Dirty White Boy pinned Kendo the Samurai

- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat SMW Tag Champs Brian Lee & Chris Candido via DQ

- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal


Niigata, Japan:

- Reggie Bennett defeated Manami Toyota for the IWA Women's World Title 


Biloxi, Mississippi:

- Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett to win the title 


Louisville, Kentucky:

- The Minnesota Stretching Crew (Shelton Benjamin and Brock Lesnar) defeated The Disciples of Synn (Damian and Payne) to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles.


Jeffersonville, Indiana:

- Nova defeated The Prototype (John Cena) for the OVW Heavyweight Title 


Lexington, Massachusetts:

- CM Punk and Colt Cabana defeated Jay and Mark Briscoe to win the ROH Tag Team championship

Caguas, Puerto Rico:

- Hurácan Castillo, Jr. defeated José Rivera, Jr. for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 


TNA Hard Justice: Orlando, Florida:

- Shark Boy defeated David Young

- Team Canada (Eric Young and Petey Williams) (with Coach D'Amore) defeated Apolo and Sonny Siaki

- Michael Shane and Trinity defeated Chris Sabin and Traci

- Raven defeated Sean Waltman in a Clockwork Orange House of Fun match

- Monty Brown and The Outlaw defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Ron Killings

- The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) defeated America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship

- Christopher Daniels defeated Shocker to retain the TNA X Division Championship

- Abyss won a Twenty- Man Gauntlet for the Gold to become number contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

- AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the NWA/TNA World Title


Lubbock, Texas:

- Shelton Benjamin won the Intercontinental Title in a match involving John Cena, Rob Van Dam, Triple H, Shelton Benjamin & Chris Masters


NJPW East Coast Invasion: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Kenny Omega defeated Jushin Liger to win the JAPW Light Heavyweight championship

- IWGP Heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi retained the title over Davey Richards

TNA Sacrifice:

- Mexican America (Anarquia and Hernandez) (with Sarita and Rosita) defeated Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore)

- Brian Kendrick defeated Robbie E (with Cookie)

- Mickie James defeated Madison Rayne to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship

- Kazarian defeated Max Buck to retain the TNA X Division Championship

- Crimson defeated Abyss

- Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated Immortal (Chris Harris and Matt Hardy) to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship

- Tommy Dreamer defeated A.J. Styles in a No Disqualification match

- Kurt Angle and Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett

- Sting defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship