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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/13): Yokozuna wins WWF title at King of the Ring 1993

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1924

St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated Jim Londos in 2 out of 3 falls

1940

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Orville Brown defeated Bobby Bruns to win the Kansas City version of the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title

1947

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ray Steele beat Bronko Nagurski
- Dizzy Davis defeated Bob Cummings
- Butch Levy beat Jack Conley

1957

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

1960

Fort Worth, Texas:
- Tony Borne defeated Bull Curry to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1961

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Art Neilson & Ray Shires defeated Red Bastien & Lou Bastien in three falls
- Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Kowalski in three falls 
- Bob Ellis defeated The Sheik via DQ in three falls

1963

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Masked Medic #1 and Masked Medic #2 beat Pat O’Connor and Tiny Mills 2 falls to 1
- Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel 2 falls to 1 via DQ
- Larry Hamilton drew Steve Kovacs 
- Rock Hunter beat Steve Bolus

1969

Duluth, Minnesota: 
- The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson
- Red Bastien beat Dr. X 
- Billy Red Lyons beat Big K

1970

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- In a Steel Cage Match The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Dr X & Double X beat Edouard Carpentier & Pepper Gomez
- Paul Diamond beat Larry Hennig
- Butcher Vachon beat Billy Howard
- Blackjack Lanza beat Moose Cholak

1972

Tijuana, Mexico:
- Alfonso Dantes defeated Rey Mendoza for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

Columbia, South Carolina:
- Jerry Brisco defeated Rip Hawk to win the Mid-Atlantic Eastern title 

1974

Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) defeated Bob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones to win the Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- Jim Brunzell defeated Bobby Garcia
- Pat O’Connor defeated Ciclon Negro via DQ 
- Bob Brown defeated Don Fargo via DQ

1975

- Black Gordman and Goliath won the NWA Americas Tag Team Title from The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)

Morioka, Japan:
- Great Kusatsu and Mighty Inoue defeated Tor Kamata and Duke Savage in a tournament final to win the vacant International Wrestling
Alliance Tag Team Titles

1978

Miami, Florida:
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato (The Great Kabuki) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles

1981

Indianapolis, Indiana:
- The Kelly Twins (Pat and Mike Kelly) defeated Wilbur Snyder and Spike Huber to win the World Wrestling Association (Indiana) Tag Team Titles

Omaha, Nebraska:
- The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura by DQ
- AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe 
- Jerry Blackwell ddq Brad Rheingans 

1982

Monterrey, Mexico:
- Centurian Negro defeated Gran Hamada for the Universal Wrestling Association World Middleweight Title

1983

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) defeated Fishman to win the vacant WWF World Junior Heavyweight Title 

Salt Lake City, Utah:
- Rick Martel beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon 
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Blackjack Lanza

1985

Koga, Japan:
- Kuniaki Kobayashi defeated The Dynamite Kid for the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title

Ibaraki, Japan:
- Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu beat Terry Gordy & Tiger Jeet Singh & Mario Milano
- Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
- In an International Junior Heavyweight title match; Kuniaki Kobayashi beat Dynamite Kid by DQ

1986

Nassau, Bahamas:
- Lex Luger defeated Ron Bass to win the NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Title 

Houston, Texas:
- In a Texas Tornado Street Fight; Steve Williams & Dusty Rhodes & Bill Watts beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff & Kortsita Korchenko 
- Terry Gordy beat Terry Taylor
- AWA Champion Stan Hansen no contest Nick Bockwinkel
- Rock & Roll Express beat Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts 
- Magnum TA beat Baron Von Raschke

1987

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Dundee defeated Chick Donovan to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title 

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Curt Hennig
- Brickhouse Brown double count out Max Pain 
- Great Sensei & Dutch Mantel beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden by DQ

1991

Tokyo, Japan:
- Gran Hamada and Perro Aguayo defeated Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) to win the UWA World Tag Team Titles

1992

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated El Egipicio to win the Mexico National Heavyweight Title

Lafayette, Louisiana:
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Bobby Eaton
- Nikita Koloff & Brian Pillman defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Arn Anderson when Pillman pinned Anderson
- The Junkyard Dog defeated Cactus Jack
- The Great Muta defeated Larry Zbyzsko
- Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk
- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Greg Valentine & Terrence Taylor
- WCW World Champion Sting defeated Big Van Vader
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat

1993

WWF King of the Ring: Dayton, Ohio:
- Papa Shango defeated Owen Hart to retain the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
- Bret Hart defeated Razor Ramon
- Mr. Perfect defeated Mr. Hughes (with Harvey Wippleman) by disqualification
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jim Duggan
- Tatanka vs. Lex Luger ended in a time-limit draw
- Bret Hart defeated Mr. Perfect
- The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) and The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) (with Afa) and Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)
- Shawn Michaels (with Diesel) defeated Crush to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Yokozuna pinned Hulk Hogan to win the WWF World Title 
- Bret Hart pinned Bam Bam Bigelow to win the King of the Ring Tournament

1994

Memphis, Tennessee:
- PG-13 (J.C. Ice and Wolfie D.) defeated The Eliminators (Saturn and Kronus) for the USWA Tag Team Titles

Albany, Kentucky:
- Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Steven Dunn & Chris Candido (sub. for Timothy Well, at home due to a family illness)
- The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai
- Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle in a coal miner's glove match
- SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido fought Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson to a no contest in a piledriver match

1997

Xochimilko, Mexico:
- Nygma defeated El Salsero to win the Mexico National Welterweight Title

1998

Alexandria, Virginia:
- Buddy Landel defeated Jimmy Cicero to win the Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title

Garden City, Manitoba, Canada:
- E.Z. Ryder and Darren Daulton defeated Damage Inc. (Skar and Sledge) to win the Canadian Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

1999

WCW Great American Bash: Baltimore, Maryland:
- Hak (with Chastity) defeated Brian Knobs in a Hardcore match
- Van Hammer defeated Mikey Whipwreck
- Buff Bagwell defeated Disco Inferno
- The No Limit Soldiers (Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr.) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr.)
- Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Horace Hogan
- Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson and Asya) defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification
- Rick Steiner defeated Sting in a Falls Count Anywhere match to retain the WCW World Television Championship
- The Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon) defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
- Kevin Nash defeated Randy Savage (with Gorgeous George, Madusa, and Miss Madness) by disqualification to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

Okayama City, Japan:
- Koji Nakagawa and Gedo defeated Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to win the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles

2002 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Shouichi Ichimiya defeated Chocoball Mukai for the Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavy Metalweight Title 

2003

Tokyo, Japan:
- Yutaka Yoshie and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan to win the IWGP World Tag Team Titles