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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/17): Bruno Sammartino wins WWWF title



Madison Square Garden:
- Bruno Sammartino defeated WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers in 47 seconds to win the championship 


Moline, Illinois:
- The Crusher & Ernie Ladd & Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race & The Alaskan
- Reggie Parks beat Angelo Poffo 
- Ernie Ladd beat Larry Hennig

Kansas City, Missouri:
- Dick the Bruiser & Bob Ellis defeated Bob Geigel & Bob Brown 
- World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated The Mongolian Stomper in three falls


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Harley Race defeated Black Angus 
- Bob Geigel & Bobo Brazil defeated Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe
- Jim Dalton & Frank Diamond defeated Argentina Zuma & L.D. Lewis
- Mike George defeated Bob Orton
- Omar Atlas defeated The Terror via DQ
- Danny Little Bear fought Bob Brown to a double-DQ


Denver, Colorado:
- The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall COR to win the AWA Tag Team titles
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Geoff Portz
- Chris Taylor beat Moose Morowski 
- Larry Hennig beat Bull Bullinski 
- Greg Gagne beat Odd Job Tosh Tojo by DQ 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- In a Lights Out Match, Andre The Giant & Mr. Wrestling II beat Bill Watts & Big Bad John
- NWA World Champion Jack Brisco beat Dusty Rhodes via DQ
- Georgia Tag Team Champions Ronnie Garvin & Terry Garvin beat Bob Armstrong & Haystack Calhoun
- Southern States Champion Jerry Brisco beat Bobby Duncum
- Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson beat Steve Keirn & Dennis Stamp
- Art Nelson drew Jerry Oates
- Bob Sweetan beat Mike Stallings
- Ali Vaziri beat Zebra Kid


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Rick Martel 
- In a Loser Leaves Town Match; Tor Kamata beat Billy White Wolf
- Buddy Rose & John Studd beat Bill Francis & Russ Francis
- John Tolos beat Chris Markoff by DQ
- George Wells beat Rocky Tomayo


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tommy Rich won a tournament for the Georgia Heavyweight championship; beating Greg Valentine in the finals
- In a No Time Limit, No DQ Match: Ted Dibiase & Junkyard Dog beat The Freebirds' Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts


Birmingham, Alabama:
- NWA World champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Gordy 
- Roy Welch beat Tommy Wright
- Scott McGhee beat Ted Oates
- Jacques Rougeau beat Jos LeDuc by DQ
- Ron & Robert Fuller beat New Zealand Sheepherders


Nagasaki, Japan:
- Tatsutoshi Gotoh defeated Pat Tanaka
- Shunji Kosugi defeated Naoki Sano
- Kuniaki Kobayashi & Black Cat defeated Norio Honaga & Fumihiro Niikura
- Big John Studd & Otto Wanz defeated Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi
- Adrian Adonis defeated Osamu Kido
- Riki Choshu & Yoshikai Yatsu fought Fujiwara & Kengo Kimura to a double countout
- Dick Murdoch defeated Ken Patera
- Andre The Giant defeated Mr. Saito via disqualification
- Antonio Inoki, Seigi Sakaguchi, & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, the Masked Superstar, & John Quinn


Hammond, Indiana:
- Playboy Buddy Rose & Doug Somers defeated Scott Hall & Curt Hennig to win the AWA World Tag Team Championship
- Colonel DeBeers beat Earthquake Ferris

Baltimore, Maryland:
- Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors defeated NWA Six Man Tag Team Champions Baron Von Raschke, Ivan & Nikita Koloff to win the titles 


The Lightning Express, (Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner), defeated Rick Steiner & Sting to win the UWF Tag Team Titles


WCW WrestleWar: Jacksonville, Florida:
- The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) defeated Terry Taylor & Greg Valentine to win the United States Tag Team Championship
- Brian Pillman defeated Tom Zenk to retain the WCW World Light Heavyweight Title
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Takayuki Iizuka 
- Sting, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Rick Rude, Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko in a War Games match
- Diamond Dallas Page & Tommy Rich defeated Bob Cook & Firebreaker Chip
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Tracey Smothers
- Scotty Flamingo defeated Marcus Bagwell
- Ron Simmons defeated Mr. Hughes
- Super Invader defeated Todd Champion
- Big Josh defeated Richard Morton

Beckley, West Virginia:
- Thunder Tiger defeated the Master of Disaster
- Dixie Dynamite (Brian Armstrong) pinned Dutch Mantell
- Tim Horner pinned Buddy Landel
- Robert Gibson pinned Jimmy Golden
- Brian Lee pinned the Dirty White Boy
- Brad & Bart Batten defeated SMW Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies, Stan Lane & Tom Prichard via disqualification


New York City:
- Marty Jannetty defeated Shawn Michaels to win the Intercontinental Title


WCW Slamboree: Worcester, Massachusetts:
- WCW World TV Champion Fit Finlay pinned Chris Benoit
- Lex Luger defeated Brian Adams 
- Ciclope won a cruiserweight battle royal
- Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho to win the title
- Eddie Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Ultimo Dragon 
- Diamond Dallas Page pinned Raven in a Bowery Death Match
- WCW U.S. Champion Bill Goldberg pinned Perry Saturn
- Bret Hart defeated Randy Savage
- Sting & the Giant defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash (with Dusty Rhodes) to win the titles


WWF Judgment Day: Chicago, Illinois:
- Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix (with Rosa Mendes)
- Umaga defeated CM Punk
- Christian defeated Jack Swagger to retain the ECW Championship
- John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin (with Charlie Haas)
- Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Batista defeated Randy Orton by disqualification, Orton retained the WWE Championship
- John Cena defeated Big Show
- Edge defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the World Heavyweight Championship