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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/24): Harley Race wins his first NWA World title



Duluth, Minnesota:

- Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski


Omaha, Nebraska:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Duke Hoffman

- Bill Miller went to a double DQ with Waldo Von Erich 

- AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Doug Gilbert & Guy Mitchell


Fargo, North Dakota:

- Verne Gagne & Bob Geigel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ

- The Crusher beat Chris Markoff


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Harley Race defeated Dory Funk Jr. for the NWA World Heavyweight Title (This was the title change that was supposed to go to Jack Brisco, but Funk suffered an auto accident and couldn't defend against Brisco so a change with Race in Kansas City was planned)

- Danny Little Bear fought Bob Brown to a draw 

- Bob Geigel & Bobo Brazil defeated Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff beat Wahoo McDaniel & Angelo Mosca in 2 out of 3 falls 

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch in a no DQ match


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Dory Funk Jr. won the Missouri State Championship by beating Harley Race in 2 out of 3 falls

- Dick the Bruiser defeated Big Bill Miller

- Lord Alfred Hayes and Dick Murdoch went to a time limit draw with  Pat O’Connor and Bobo Brazil 

- Dick Murdoch (sub for The Sheik) defeated Rick Renaldo

- Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Kobayashi

- Don Fargo and Ken Dillinger defeated Ronnie Etchison and Frank Gurerro


Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in a title vs. hair match


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Roy Rogers beat The Invader

- King Cobra beat The Angel

- Ron Bass pinned Bobby Fulton

- The Iron Sheik beat Joe Stark

- Stan Lane beat The Monk in a street fight match

- Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin beat Steve Keirn & Bill Dundee in a hospital elimination match to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

- Bobby Eaton pinned Dutch Mantel to win the Mid-America Title

- Jerry Lawler pinned Kendo Nagasaki in a no DQ match to win the Southern Title


Yokosuka, Japan:

- Ric Flair defeated Kerry Von Erich for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title in 2 out of 3 falls


Kobe, Japan:

- King Kong Bundy & the Masked Superstar defeated Shunji Takano & Seiji Sakaguchi

- Iron Mike Sharpe defeated WWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiro Saito via disqualification

- The Cobra & Kantaro Hoshino defeated El Canek & Enrique Vera

- Pedro Morales fought Strong Machine #1 to a double countout

- Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura defeated International Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch via count-out to win the titles

- Andre the Giant fought Antonio Inoki to a double countout

Denver, Colorado:

- Jim Brunzell & Baron Von Raschke & Larry Hennig beat Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

- Butch Reed beat Baron Von Raschke

- Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel 

- Fabulous Freebirds, Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts beat Brad Rheingans & Jim Brunzell


Chicago, Illinois:

- Tim Horner fought Eddie Gilbert to a draw

- Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts defeated Sting & Rick Steiner

- Terry Taylor fought Chris Adams to a no contest

- The Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title Best 2 out of 3 falls match

- Michael Hayes defeated Big Bubba via disqualification

- Manny Fernandez & Vladimir Pietrov defeated Barry Windham & Brad Armstrong

- NWA U.S. Champion Nikita Koloff defeated Ivan Koloff in a chain match

- Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Bob Orton pinned Dutch Mantel

- Johnny Ace pinned Fatu

- Norman pinned Cactus Jack

- The Road Warriors defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non title match

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom via disqualification

- The Junkyard Dog pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a non-title steel cage match


Gainesville, Georgia:

- Johnny B. Badd pinned Joey Maggs

- The Junkyard Dog & Big Josh defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Richard Morton

- Dustin Rhodes pinned Greg Valentine

- Terry Taylor pinned Tom Zenk

- WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Larry Zbyszko & Tracy Smothers

- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Scotty Flamingo

- WCW World Champion Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Steve Austin & the Super Invader


TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:

- Amazing Red defeated Kiyoshi

- Eric Young and Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed) defeated Sheik Abdul Bashir and The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)

- Taylor Wilde defeated Daffney (with Abyss) in a Monster's Ball match

- Suicide vs. Daniels ended in a draw. Suicide retained the TNA X Division Championship

- Angelina Love defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship

- Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Nash

- Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams) (with Rob Terry) in the finals of the Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament

- A.J. Styles defeated Booker T in an I Quit match to retain the TNA Legends Championship

- Sting defeated Mick Foley, Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett