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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/19): Owen Hart wins 1994 King of the Ring



Hollywood, California:

- Leroy McGuirk defeated Jon Swneski to win the World Junior Heavyweight Title 


St. Louis, Missouri:

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo beat Bronko Nagurski

- Don McIntyre beat Cherry Vanilla 

- Warren Bockwinkel defeated Joe Dusek


Kansas City; Kansas:

- Bobby Bruns, Thor Hagen and Joe Scarpa beat Emil Dusek, Ricci Sexton and Otto Von Krupp 2 falls to 1

- Joe Scarpa beat Ricci (Cyclone) Sexton

- Otto Von Krupp drew Thor Hagen 

- Bobby Bruns beat Emil Dusek via DQ


- Fred Blassie defeated Dick Gunkel (Dick Steinborn) for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Larry Hennig beat AWA Champion Mr. M by DQ

- Doug Gilbert beat Crybaby Cannon 

- Jack Pesek beat Stan Kowalski


Davenport, Iowa: 

- In the first ever cage match held in Davenport; The Crusher beat Johnny Powers

- Harley Race beat Rene Goulet

- Larry Hennig beat Kenny Jay 

- Chris Markoff beat Billy Wicks


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Dick Murdoch and K.O. Kox defeated Luke Brown and Tor Kamata to win the NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- In a Cage Match: The Crusher beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan

- Billy Robinson beat Strong Kobayashi 

- Nick Bockwinkel beat Dr. Big Bill Miller 

- Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Paul Diamond & Sailor Art Thomas


Mobile, Alabama:

- The Lumberjack defeated The Mighty Mongol to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Peoria, Illinois:

- In an Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi

- Ivan Putski beat Buddy Wolff

- Baron Von Raschke beat Bull Bullinski

- Greg Gagne beat Bill Howard 

- Larry Hennig beat Jim Brunzell 

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Billy Graham beat The Crusher by DQ 

- Gene Kiniski beat Dory Funk Jr

- Sam Steamboat beat Horst Hoffman by DQ

- Neff Maiava beat Igor Volkoff

- Reggie Parks drew Mad Dog Griffin

- The Destroyer beat Betto Castro

- Susan Green beat Paula Kaye


West Palm Beach, Florida:

- Dusty Rhodes defeated The Spoiler to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Allentown, Pennsylvania:

- Pat Patterson defeated Ted DiBiase to win the WWF North American Heavyweight Title 


San Francisco, California:

- In a Handicap Match; Hulk Hogan beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan

- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan 

- Ken Patera beat Ray Stevens by DQ

- Pat Patterson beat Alexis Smirnoff

- Princess Victoria & Sabrina beat Joyce Grable & Wendi Richter

- Jacques Goulet beat Buck Zumhofe


Hamburg, Minnesota:

- Buck Zumhofe defeated Mike Graham for the AWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Larry Zbyszko to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:

- Antonio Inoki defeated Dick Murdoch in the finals of the annual tournament for the IWGP Heavyweight Title


Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Curt Hennig by DQ

- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens (sub Jimmy Snuka) beat Larry Zbyszko & Brian Knobbs (sub Super Ninja)

- Wahoo McDaniel beat Boris Zhukov 

- AWA Women's Champion Sherri Martel beat Madusa Miceli


Battle Creek, Michigan:

- Larry Zbyszko pinned Sam Houston

- Oz pinned Joey Maggs

- Brad Armstrong defeated the One Man Gang via reverse decision

- Tracy Smothers & Tommy Rich (sub. for Steve Armstrong who had the flu) defeated WCW US Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a non-title match

- Ron Simmons & Yellow Dog defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & Barry Windham


Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Dixie Dynamite pinned Joe Cazana

- Jimmy Golden pinned Robert Gibson

- Tim Horner defeated Buddy Landel via count-out

- SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard defeated Danny Davis & Dixie Dynamite

- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated the Dirty White Boy via disqualification

Montgomery, Alabama:

- The Junkyard Dog pinned Richard Morton 

- Ron Simmons pinned Vinnie Vegas

- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Scotty Flamingo

- Dustin Rhodes pinned Cactus Jack

- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Barry Windham to a draw

- Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk

- WCW World Champion Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

- WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat in a no DQ match


St. Louis, Missouri:

- The Steiner Brothers defeated Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase & IRS) for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

Charlotte, North Carolina:

- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Shanghai Pierce & Tex Slazenger 

- Van Hammer pinned Vladimir Koloff 

- Maxx Payne defeated Johnny Gunn via submission 

- Davey Boy Smith, Ricky Steamboat, & Dustin Rhodes defeated Rick Rude, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman 

- Sting fought Sid Vicious to a double count-out

- NWA World Champion Barry Windham pinned Arn Anderson 

- Ric Flair defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader via disqualification

Puerto Rico:

- Mohammad Hussein and Dusty Wolfe defeated Ray Gonzalez and Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


WWF King of the Ring: Baltimore, Maryland:

- Razor Ramon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

- Irwin R. Schyster defeated Mabel (with Oscar) in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

- Owen Hart defeated Tatanka in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

- The 1–2–3 Kid defeated Jeff Jarrett in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match 

- Diesel (with Shawn Michaels) defeated WWF Champion Bret Hart (with Jim Neidhart) by disqualification

- Razor Ramon defeated Irwin R. Schyster in a King of the Ring semifinal match

- Owen Hart defeated The 1–2–3 Kid in a King of the Ring semifinal match

- WWF Tag Team Champions The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) (with Lou Albano and Afa) defeated Crush and Yokozuna

- Owen Hart defeated Razor Ramon to become the 1994 King of the Ring

- Roddy Piper defeated Jerry Lawler


Orlando, Florida:

- The Dudley Boyz defeat Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho for the WWF Tag Team Titles


Nashville, Tennessee:

- AJ Styles defeated Psicosis, Low-Ki, and Jerry Lynn double elimination match to win the NWA X Division Title 

- Ken Shamrock won a "Guantlet for the Gold" battle royal to become the NWA World Champion


WWE Capital Punishment: Washington, DC:

- Dolph Ziggler won the WWE US Championship from Kofi Kingston 

- Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Title


ROH Best in the World: New York City:

- Mark Briscoe (with ODB) defeated Donovan Dijak (with Truth Martini)

- The Decade (B.J. Whitmer and Adam Page) (with Colby Corino) defeated Matt Sydal and ACH

- Dalton Castle defeated Silas Young

- War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) defeated C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander)

- Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin and Moose (with Veda Scott and Stokley Hathaway)

- Bullet Club (A.J. Styles, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Michael Bennett, and Matt Taven) (with Maria Kanellis)

- The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) in a No Disqualification tag team match to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship

- Jay Lethal defeated Jay Briscoe to win the ROH World Title