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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/14): The Freebirds win NWA tag titles



Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight Champion Frank Gotch defeated former United States champion Tom Jenkins 2 falls to 0


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler "Lewis beat John Freberg in 2 out of 3 falls match


Waterloo, Iowa:
- Bronko Nagurski beat Ivan Vacturoff


Wichita, Kansas;
- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown and Lord Albert Mills went to a draw at 1 fall a piece


Duluth, Minnesota:
- In a Texas Death Match: AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder
- Leo Nomellini beat Bob Geigel


Duluth, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat Strong Kobayashi in a Death Match
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Paul Diamond
- Bobby Heenan beat Bull Bullinski 
- Big K beat Lars Anderson


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson by DQ 
- Rene Goulet defeated Bob Bruggers


Chicago, Illinois:
- Dick the Bruiser & Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff
- Ivan Putski beat Superstar Billy Graham via DQ 
- Chris Taylor beat Ray Stevens


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Russ Francis beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Hawaiian Tag Title Match John Tolos & Steve Strong beat Buddy Rose & John Studd to win tag title
- Little John & Cowboy Lang beat Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook
- Don Muraco beat Rocky Tomayo
- Chris Markoff beat Mickey Doyle 
- Bill Francis beat Duke Savage

Miami Beach, Florida:
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato to win the Florida tag-team titles

Duluth, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne & Rufus R Jones beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Pat Patterson
- Evan Johnson beat Lord Alfred Hayes
- Bob Orton Jr beat Jim Brunzell
- Steve Olsonoski beat Blackjack Lanza by DQ


Rockford, Illinois:
- Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Greg Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon
- In a Loser Leaves Town Match; Bobby Heenan beat Lord Alfred Hayes
- Dino Bravo beat Jerry Blackwell 
- Super Destroyer Mark II drew Steve Olsonoski


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- The Highflyers (Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne) defeated The East-West Connection (Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura) for the AWA World Tag Team Titles 
- Baron Von Raschke ddq Jerry Blackwell 
- AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe


Dallas, Texas:
- The Spoiler defeated Frank Dusek
- Bill Irwin defeated Ken Mantell
- Lola Gonzales defeated Irma Gonzales
- Andre the Giant defeated Bugsy McGraw via disqualification
- El Solitario defeated Rene Guajardo to win NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
- Andre the Giant defeated Frank Dusek, Bill Irwin, Al Madril, Ken Mantell, Bugsy McGraw, The Spoiler and T John Thibedeaux in a Bodyslam battle royal
- The Great Kabuki and Magic Dragon defeated David and Kevin Von Erich to win the WCCW All-Asian Tag Championship
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Harley Race in a No Disqualification match
- In Fritz Von Erich retirement match; Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy to regain the America's Title in a falls count anywhere match


Tokyo, Japan:
- Antonio Inoki defeated Hulk Hogan for the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- In a Non Title Match, King Kong Brody & Abdullah The Butcher beat AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig
- Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Chris Markoff
- Blackjack Lanza drew Larry Zbyszko
- Steve O beat Kevin Kelly 
- Stan Lane beat Sheik Adnan


WCW Clash of the Champions VII: Fort Bragg, North Carolina: 
- The Freebirds defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final for the NWA World Tag Team Championship
- The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott; with Missy Hyatt)
- Sting defeated Bill Irwin to retain the NWA Television Title
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk by disqualification


St. Louis, Missouri:
- featured an opening in-ring introduction by Sam Muchnick
- Ron Powers defeated the Assassin
- The Diamond Studd pinned Sam Houston
- Dan Spivey pinned Big Josh
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Black Bart
- Bobby Eaton pinned Arn Anderson
- Sting & PN News defeated the Great Muta & Stan Hansen 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Hiroshi Hase & Masahiro Chono
- Ron Simmons defeated the One Man Gang by disqualification 
- WCW World Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner won a bunkhouse stampede 
- El Gigante & Brian Pillman defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & Barry Windham in a steel cage match; Harley Race was the guest referee for the match


Columbus, Ohio:
- The Steiner Brothers defeated Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


WCW Great American Bash: Baltimore, Maryland:
- Booker T defeated Chris Benoit in the finals of the Best-of-Seven series to earn a WCW World Television Championship match
- Kanyon defeated Saturn
- Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko via disqualification to win the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Title 
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Reese (with Lodi)
- Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero
- Booker T defeated Fit Finlay to win the WCW Television Title
- Goldberg defeated Konnan (with Rick Rude and Curt Hennig) to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
- Hollywood Hogan and Bret Hart (with The Disciple) defeated Roddy Piper and Randy Savage
- Roddy Piper defeated Randy Savage
- Sting defeated The Giant to gain control of the WCW World Tag Team Championship


WWE Money in the Bank: Columbus, Ohio:
- R-Truth defeated King Barrett
- Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Kofi Kingston, Kane, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton in a Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match contract
- Nikki Bella defeated Paige to retain the WWE Divas Championship
- Big Show defeated Ryback by disqualification, Ryback retained the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- John Cena defeated Kevin Owens
- Prime Time Players defeated Big E and Xavier Woods to win the WWE Tag Team Titles 
- Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose in a ladder match to retain the WWE Title