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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/21): Dusty Rhodes wins NWA World title



- Earl Caddock defeated Ed “Strangler” Lewis by decision to unify his claim to the World Heavyweight Title (no falls in a 2 out of 3 falls match that lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes. Referee Ed Smith awarded the match to Caddock on points.)


Mexico City, Mexico:

- Francisco Aguayo defeated Martinez Larrea for the Mexico National Heavyweight Title


- Ciclon Veloz defeated Jack O'Brien to win the Mexico National Welterweight Title


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Ray Villmer & Bobby Bruns beat Bill Lee & Orville Brown 2 falls to 1 to win the St. Joseph tag team titles 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Leo Nomellini & Bronko Nagurski beat Kinji Shibuya & Ike Eakins in 2 out of 3 falls
- Red Bastien beat Pedro Escobar
- Dick the Bruiser (as Bruiser Afflis) beat Ovila Asselin (as Guy LaRose) 
- Ilio DiPaolo beat Jack Pesek


Houston, Texas:

- Pepper Gomez & El Medico defeated Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe for the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles


Duluth, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne no contest Wilbur Snyder
- AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Jack Pesek
- Bob Geigel beat Tony Bailargeon 
- George Scott beat Marquie DeParee


Houston, Texas:

- Pepper Gomez defeated Bill Watts to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


Portland, Oregon:

- Stan Stasiak & Haru Sasaki defeated Pepper Martin & Shag Thomas for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


Birmingham, Alabama:

- Tojo Yamamoto & Great Higami defeated Len Rossi & Mario Milano to win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Titles 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Bill Watts beat Harley Race
- Larry Hennig beat Rene Goulet
- Dr. X beat Dutch Savage 
- George Gordienko beat Bobby Jones


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Paul DeMarco defeated The Professional (Doug Gilbert) for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- Johnny Walker & Bearcat Brown defeated The Great Mephisto & Dante to win the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles 


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Don & Al Greene win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Titles by defeating Tojo Yamamoto & Jerry Jarrett 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

- Tarzan Zorra defeated Jos LeDuc to win the International Wrestling Association International Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Roger Kirby defeated Mike George
- World Tag Team Champions; Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe beat Bobo Brazil & Omar Atlas 
- Harley Race & Bob Brown wrestled Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk to a double DQ 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch beat Baron Von Raschke & Kurt Von Brawner (sub Horst Hoffman)
- Billy Robinson beat Ray Stevens by DQ
- Chris Taylor beat Buddy Wolff 
- Khosrow Vaziri drew Jim Brunzell


Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Mongolian Stomper won an elimination match to win the vacant NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Takachiho (The Great Kabuki) & Killer Karl Kox defeated Bob Brown & Pat O'Connor to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Dusty Rhodes defeated Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight title


New Orleans, Louisiana:

- Junkyard Dog defeated Bob Roop for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:

- The Uptown Boys (Marty Janetty & Tommy Rogers) defeated The Grapplers (Len Denton & Tony Anthony) for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles 
- Ted Oates defeated Luke Graham to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Malvern, England:

- Steve Grey defeated Danny Collins for the British Welterweight Title 

Salt Lake City, Utah:

- Fabulous Ones beat King Kong Brody & Larry Zbyszko
- Abdullah The Butcher ddq The Crusher
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson
- Curt Hennig drew Steve Regal 
- Steve O beat Chris Markoff


Chicago, Illinois:

- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Larry Zbyszko to win the AWA America's Heavyweight Title 
- Michael Hayes beat AWA Champion Rick Martel in a non title match
- Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts & Butch Reed beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne drew Nick Bockwinkel
- Ray Stevens beat Steve O 
- Brad Rheingans drew Billy Robinson 

Mexico City, Mexico:

- Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated MS-1 to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

St. Louis, Missouri:

- Kerry Von Erich beat NWA Champion Ric Flair dq
- Harley Race beat Bobby Duncum
- Blackjack Lanza (sub Dick the Bruiser) & Bulldog Bob Brown & Iceman Parsons beat Mr Pogo & Starship Coyote & Gary Royal 
- Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig beat Super Destroyer & Sheik Abdullah


Tokyo, Japan:

- Mika Komatsu and Kanako Nagatomo defeated The Red Typhoons (Kazue Nagahori and Yumi Ogura) for the AJW Tag Team Titles 


Puerto Rico:

- Al Perez defeats The Dingo (Ultimate) Warrior for the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title

Rockford, Illinois:

- Curt Hennig & Larry Zbyszko beat Nick Bockwinkel & Greg Gagne by DQ
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Boris Zhukov
- Sherri Martel beat Candi Divine by DQ
- Kevin Kelly drew DJ Peterson 
- Mitch Snow & Ray Stevens beat Nasty Boys


Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Big Josh pinned Dutch Mantell
- The Junkyard Dog & Tom Zenk defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan
- Steve Austin pinned Tommy Angel
- Mr. Hughes pinned Bobby Eaton
- PN News defeated the Angel of Death
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Black Bart
- Stan Hansen pinned Sting 
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff in a Russian chain match


Tokyo, Japan:

- Punish (Keiti Takayami) and Crush (Shoji Akiyoshi) defeated Scorpio, Jr. and Shu El Guerrero to win Michinoku Pro Wrestling's UWA/UWF Intercontinental Tag Team Titles

Naucalpan, Mexico:

- Villano III defeated The Killer for the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Title 

Beckley, West Virginia:

- Brad & Bart Batten defeated Joe Cazana & Killer Kyle
- Jimmy Golden pinned Robert Gibson
- The Dirty White Boy pinned Dixie Dynamite
- Tim Horner defeated Buddy Landel via countout
- SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard defeated Bobby & Jackie Fulton
- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

Tallahassee, Florida:

- Super Invader pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Johnny B. Badd pinned WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Scotty Flamingo in a non-title match
- Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated WCW US Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a non-title match
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Richard Morton
- Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk
- Ron Simmons pinned Bobby Eaton
- WCW World Champion Sting & Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Owen Hart defeated Papa Shango for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 
- New Jack & Homeboy defeated Rex King & Steve Doll for the USWA Tag Team Titles

Raleigh, North Carolina:

- Johnny Gunn defeated Tommy Angel (sub. for Maxx Payne)
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Shanghai Pierce
- Arn Anderson & Dustin Rhodes fought WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman to a double disqualification
- Rick Rude defeated Van Hammer
- Sting, Ric Flair, & Davey Boy Smith defeated NWA World Champion Barry Windham, Sid Vicious, & Maxx Payne (sub. for WCW World Champion Big Van Vader)


Savannah, Georgia:

- Arn Anderson fought Brian Pillman to a 15-minute time-limit draw
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Bunkhouse Buck in a bullrope match 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan defeated the Nasty Boys via disqualification in a non-title match
- WCW International World Champion Sting defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin via disqualification 
- WCW World Champion Ric Flair pinned Ricky Steamboat

Cuernavaca, Mexico:

- El Pantera defeated Felino to win the CMLL World Welterweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Steven Regal defeated Jerry Lawler for the MCW Southern Heavyweight Title
- The Fabulous Rocker defeated Spanky to win the MCW Light Heavyweight Championship 

Tokyo, Japan: 

- The Samoans (Eddie Fatu and Matty Samu) defeated Hideki Hosaka and Yoshinori Sasaki to win the FMW/WEW Hardcore Tag Team Titles


Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada:

- Michael Modest defeated Bruce Hart for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Terry Funk defeated The Sandman and "Pitbull" Gary Wolfe (subbing for then-champion Sabu) to win the vacant 3PW Heavyweight Title


TNA Slammiversary: Auburn Hills, Michigan:

- Beer Money, Inc defeated Team 3-D for the TNA Tag Team Titles 
- Kurt Angle won the TNA Heavyweight Title in a King of the Mountain match over Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles 
- Suicide defeated Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley in a King of the Mountain match to retain the TNA X  Division Championship
- Daniels defeated Shane Douglas
- Angelina Love (with Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne) defeated Tara to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- Abyss and Taylor Wilde defeated Raven and Daffney (with Dr. Stevie) in a Monster's Ball mixed tag team match
- Sting defeated Matt Morgan


NJPW Dominion: Osaka, Japan:

- The Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & Kushida) beat The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Tam Titles
- Tetsuya Naito defeated Tama Tonga
- Meiyu Tag (Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata) defeated Tomoaki Honma and Yuji Nagata
- Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima)  defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer) (with Taka Michinoku) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship
- Kota Ibushi (with El Desperado) defeated Ricochet (with Masaaki Mochizuki) to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
- Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka) (with Taka Michinoku) defeated Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano
- Bullet Club (A.J. Styles and Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Chaos (Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii) (with Gedo)
- Bullet Club (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) defeated Ace to King (Hiroshi Tanahashi and Togi Makabe) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Championship
- Bad Luck Fale (with Tama Tonga) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship