Skip to main content

Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/17): CM Punk wins WWE World title at MITB

Also on this day, Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World title.
CM Punk | MITB

1950

Tampa, Florida:

- Johnny Valentine defeated Danny Dusek for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1957

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

- Killer Kowalski defeated Gene Kiniski to win the Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title

1962

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert defeated Mr. M & Bob Geigel in 2 out of 3 falls

- Doug Gilbert defeated Jackie Nichols

- Ilio DiPaolo defeated Stan Kowalski

1964

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Mr. Moto and Nikita Mulkovich defeated Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1965

Indianapolis, Indiana:

- The Assassins (Guy Mitchell & Joe Tomasso) defeated Boris & Nicoli Volkoff to win the WWA World Tag Team Titles

1967

Panama City, Florida:

- Tim & Rip Tyler defeated Bobby Fields & Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles

1968

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Johnny Barend & Magnificent Maurice defeated Peter Maivia & Billy White Wolf to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1970

Indianapolis, Indiana:

- The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Don Kent) defeated Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller for the WWA World Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Paul DeMarco defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the Georgia State Title

1971

Chicago, Illinois:

- Hans Schmidt & Baron Von Raschke defeated AWA Tag Team Champions Red Bastien & Hercules Cortez by DQ

- Wilbur Snyder defeated Mad Dog Vachon

- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Ernie Ladd by DQ

- Billy Robinson defeated Big K

1973

Macon, Georgia:

- Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo defeated The Super Infernos for the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles

1974

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne defeated Gene Kiniski

- Ivan Putski & Sam Steamboat defeated Peace Brothers

- Ed Francis defeated Masked Marvel

1976

Mid-South Wrestling Superdome Extravaganza | New Orleans, Louisiana:

- Abdullah the Butcher and Dick the Bruiser fought to a double disqualification

- André the Giant & Buck Robley defeated Ken Patera & NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Bob Sweetan

- Dick Murdoch defeated NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Killer Karl Kox in a "Jim Bowie death match" (blindfold match)

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion Bill Watts by TKO to retain the title

Detroit, Michigan:

- Pampero Firpo defeated The Sheik to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

St. Paul, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Buddy Wolff

- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan

- The Crusher defeated Bobby Duncum

1977

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Pedro Morales

- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell defeated Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan

- Super Destroyer beat Billy Robinson by DQ

- Ray Stevens beat Roger Kirby

1981

St. Louis, Missouri:

- Missouri Champion Ted DiBiase defeated Von Raschke

- Ric Flair defeated Pat O’Connor

- Jack Brisco and Dick the Bruiser won a tag elimination bout

- Bob Sweetan defeated Gene Lewis

- Wendi Richter & Joyce Grable defeated Jill Fontaine & Carol Sommers

- Bulldog Bob Brown vs. Buzz Tyler went to a draw

1983

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ron Garvin defeated The Iron Sheik to win the NWA National Television Title

1987

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Rufus R. Jones defeated Porkchop Cash to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Norfolk, Virginia:

- Mark Fleming defeated Gladiator #1

- Nelson Royal defeated Thunderfoot #2

- Lazertron defeated Thunderfoot #1

- The MOD Squad defeated the Italian Stallion & Todd Champion

- Manny Fernandez defeated Rocky King

- The Barbarian defeated Kendall Windham

- Paul Ellering defeated Paul Jones in a bunkhouse match

- Robert Gibson defeated Sean Royal

- Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via disqualification

- Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff & The Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Lex Luger, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson in a steel cage match

1988

Charleston, West Virginia:

- Tim Horner defeated Larry Zbyszko

- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Bugsy McGraw

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated The Sheepherders

- Al Perez defeated Brad Armstrong

- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a bunkhouse match

- Ron Garvin defeated Mighty Wilbur

- Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan in a blindfold match

- The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin in a scaffold match

- Lex Luger, Sting, Nikita Koloff, & Steve Williams defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in a steel cage match

1989

Lubbock, Texas:

- Brian Pillman defeated Bill Irwin

- The New Zealand Militia defeated the Bell Brothers (Ding Dongs)

- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich

- Norman defeated Shane Douglas

- The Samoan Swat Team defeated Scott Hall & Steve Casey

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda

- Sting defeated Terry Funk via disqualification (Dick Murdoch was the guest referee for the bout)

- Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

1990

Ishikawa, Japan:

- Terry Gordy defeated Stan Hansen for the AJPW Triple Crown Title

1992

SMW Summer Blast | Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Killer Kyle vs. Danny Davis went to a draw

- Dutch Mantell defeated Dixie Dynamite

- Jimmy Golden defeated Robert Gibson via disqualification

- Buddy Landel defeated Tim Horner in a strap match

- SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard defeated Bobby & Jackie Fulton in a streetfight

- Ron Garvin & SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated Paul Orndorff & Dirty White Boy

1993

Johnson City, Tennessee:

- Brian Lee defeated Tracy Smothers for the SMW Heavyweight Title

1994

WCW Bash at the Beach | Orlando, Florida:

- Brad & Brian Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton & Steve Keirn

- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Johnny B. Badd (sub. for Sting, recovering from a worked eye injury)

- Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Rob Parker) defeated Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson

- Paul Roma & Paul Orndorff defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

- WCW United States Champion Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat

- Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title

2002

Jeffersonville, Indiana:

- The Dogg Pound (Shelton Benjamin & Redd Dogg defeated Flash Flanagan & Trailer Park Trash to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles

Osaka, Japan:

- Kronik (Brian Adams & Bryan Clarke) defeated Taiyo Kea & Keiji Muto for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

2005

TNA No Surrender | Orlando, Florida:

- AJ Styles defeated Sean Waltman

- TNA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels defeated Petey Williams to retain the title

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven defeated Abyss to retain the title

2006

Sapporo, Japan:

- Real Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori) defeated Shiro Koshinaka & Togi Makabe to become interim IWGP Tag Team Champions

- Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2007

WWE SmackDown | Laredo, Texas:

- The Great Khali won a 20-man battle royal to win the vacant World Heavyweight Title

2011

WWE Money in the Money | Chicago, Illinois:

- Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated The Nexus (David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty

- Daniel Bryan defeated Kane, Sin Cara, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, and Sheamus in the SmackDown Money in the Bank ladder match

- Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (with Eve Torres) defeated Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) to retain

- Mark Henry defeated Big Show

- Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Alex Riley, R-Truth, The Miz, Evan Bourne, and Jack Swagger Raw Money in the Raw Money in the Bank ladder match

- Christian defeated Randy Orton by disqualification

- CM Punk defeated John Cena to win the WWE Title

2017

NJPW G1 Climax | Sapporo, Japan:

- Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Jushin Liger defeated Juice Robinson & David Finlay & Michael Elgin

- Minoru Suzuki & Taichi & Desperado defeated Kenny Omega & Tama Tonga & Chase Owens

- Evil & Hiromu Takahashi defeated Seiya Sanada & Bushi

- Toru Yano & Jado defeated Kazuchika Okada & Gedo

- Yoshi-Hashi defeated Yuji Nagata

- Bad Luck Fale defeated Togi Makabe

- Hirooki Goto defeated Tomohiro Ishii

- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi

- Tetsuya Naito defeated Kota Ibushi

2021

Impact Slammiversary | Nashville, Tennessee:

- Rosemary & Havok defeated Tasha Steelz & Kiera Hogan for the Knockouts Tag Team titles

- X-Division Champion Josh Alexander won an Ultimate X match over Trey Miguel, Ace Austin, Petey Williams, Rohit Raju and Chris Bey to retain 

- Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green defeated Brian Myers & Tenille Dashwood 

- W. Morrissey defeated Eddie Edwards 

- Juice Robinson & David Finlay defeated Shera & Madman Fulton 

- Chris Sabin defeated Moose 

- Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows defeated Joe Doering & Rhino (c), Fallah Bahh & No Way and Willie Mack & Rich Swann in a four-way to win the Tag Team titles.

- Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo defeated Thunder Rosa to retain

- Impact World Champion Kenny Omega defeated Sami Callihan in a no DQ match to retain