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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/04): Lex Luger slams Yokozuna

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1922

Wichita, Kansas:

- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Alan Eustace in 2 out of 3 falls

1963

Kansas City, Kansas:

- In a Hair vs Masks match; Pat O’Connor and Tiny Mills beat Masked Medic #1 (Pedro Godoy) and Masked Medic #2 (Sir Nelson Royal)

- Rock Hunter beat Steve Kovacs 2 falls to 1

1964

St Paul, Minnesota at Met Stadium (where the Minnesota Twins and Vikings played in 1964 and now the home of the Mall of America): 

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser (sub Crusher) in 2 out of 3 falls

- Mad Dog Vachon beat Doug Gilbert

- Wilbur Snyder & Sailor Art Thomas & Dale Lewis beat Larry Hennig & Hans Schmidt & Mitsu Arakawa 

- Bob Geigel beat Rene Goulet

1966

- Don Leo Jonathan & Haystacks Calhoun defeated John Tolos & Tony Borne to win the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

1969

Atchison, Kansas:

- Ronnie Etchison vs. Dick Murdoch

- K.O. Cox vs. Alex Medina

- Lord Littlebrook vs. Benny Zeh 

- Dick Murdoch & K.O. Cox vs. Ronnie Etchison & Alex Medina

1971

Robbinsdale, Minnesota:

- Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Hercules Cortez & Bull Bullinski by DQ

- Big K beat Bill Christy 

- Billy Robinson beat Dave Cox

1972

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Billy Robinson & George Gordienko beat Ivan Koloff & Big K (Stan Kowalski)

- Wahoo McDaniel beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ

- Don Muraco beat Larry Hennig

1974

Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Ric Flair & Rip Hawk defeated Paul Jones & Bob Bruggers in to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson

- Ivan Putski beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ

- Billy Graham beat Wahoo McDaniel

1982

San Antonio, Texas:

- Bruiser Brody won a two ring, 22 man Battle Royal

- Scott Casey beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel via dq

- Southwest Champion Dick Slater beat Alexis Smirnoff 

- Tully Blanchard & Gino Hernandez beat Terry Funk & Tito Santana

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ivan Putski & Tom Prichard (sub. for Tommy Rich) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson via disqualification 

- Kevin Sullivan defeated Mr. Saito 

- The Masked Superstar pinned Mr. Wrestling II

- Don Muraco (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Dusty Rhodes 

- Super Destroyer defeated Tom Pritchard 

- Leroy Brown defeated Big John Studd in a Texas Death Match

- Paul Orndorff defeated Jimmy Snuka via disqualification

- WWF champion Bob Backlund went to a double countout against NWA World champion Ric Flair

1983

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:

- Michael Hayes defeated Iceman King Parsons in a Lights Out match

- Bruiser Brody vs. Kamala ended in a double disqualification

- David Von Erich defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the vacant World Class Texas Heavyweight Title

- The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & David) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) in a three falls match

1984

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:

- Killer Khan defeated Mike Reed

- Scott Irwin & The Missing Link defeated Jose Lothario & Buck Zum hoffe

- World Class American Heavyweight Champion Gino Hernandez defeated Jules Strongbow

- Kelly Kiniski defeated George Weingroff

- The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) defeated The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & Mike) to win the World Class Six-Man Tag Team Title 

- Iceman King Parsons defeated Bill Irwin in a singles match to win the World Class American Tag Team Titles (Parsons chose Buck Zumhofe as his partner)

- Gino Hernandez won a Pole Battle Royal (a check was affixed to the top of a pole in the corner of the ring and the wrestlers had to try and climb the pole to be the first to get it)

- Chris Adams & Stella Mae French defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious in a Loser Leaves Town steel cage match

1985

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:

- Steve Casey defeated Jack Victory

- Brian Adidas vs. Jim Powers ended in a no-contest

- The Fantastics defeated Rip Oliver & Kelly Kiniski in a three falls match in two straight falls

- Iceman King Parsons defeated Tim Brooks

- Kerry Von Erich defeated The One Man Gang in a Chicago Death Match

- The Great Kabuki defeated Chris Adams

- Sunshine defeated Jim Cornette (Cornette had to wrestle with one arm tied behind his back and a blindfold on)

- Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez defeated Kerry & Kevin Von Erich

1986

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:

- The Grapplers defeated Brad & Bart Batten

- Buzz Sawyer defeated Brian Adidas to win the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title

- Abdullah the Butcher defeated The Great Kabuki to win the World Class Brass Knuckles Title

- Sunshine defeated The Raven

- Steve Simpson defeated Tim Brooks

- Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher ended in a double disqualification

- Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude to win the World Class World Heavyweight Title

- World Class Six-Man Tag Champions The Von Erichs (Kevin, Mike & Lance) defeated Butch Reed, Buzz Sawyer, & Matt Borne

Memphis, Tennessee:

- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart defeated Todd Champion

- Hector Guerrero defeated Thunderfoot

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin

- Manny Fernandez defeated Shaska Whatley in a bunkhouse match

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Baron Von Raschke in a coal miner's glove match

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson fought Ole & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson to a draw

- NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Ron Garvin via disqualification in a taped fist match

- The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev in a double chain match

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff

- Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, & Baby Doll defeated Jim Cornette, NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a steel cage match

1987

Atlanta, Georgia:

- UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham pinned Rick Steiner in a non-title match 

- Jimmy & Ron Garvin defeated Vladimir Petrov & Konga the Barbarian 

- UWF Tag Team Champions Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner defeated UWF World Champion Big Bubba & the Angel of Death 

- Chris Adams defeated Black Bart via reverse decision 

- Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, & Buddy Roberts defeated Paul Jones, Ivan Koloff, & Manny Fernandez 

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette & Big Bubba) via disqualification in a title vs. title match 

- Steve Williams (w/ Magnum TA) defeated Dick Murdoch (w/ Eddie Gilbert) in a Texas Death Match

- In the debut War Games match: The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger) & manager JJ Dillon lost to the team of Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors & manager Paul Ellering

1988

Dallas, Texas:

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

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

- Lex Luger & Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham in a steel cage match

1990

Dallas, Texas:

- John Tatum defeated Bill Dundee to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1992

Baltimore, Maryland:

- Larry Zbyzsko pinned Bobby Eaton

- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Scotty Flamingo pinned Jushin Liger

- Ron Simmons & Ricky Steamboat defeated Cactus Jack & Arn Anderson

- Dustin Rhodes pinned Greg Valentine

- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Barry Windham

- WCW World Champion Sting pinned the Super Invader

- WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Nikita Koloff after hitting him with a foreign object

- WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Steve Williams & Terry Gordy via disqualification

Williamson, West Virginia:

- Dixie Dynamite pinned Joe Cazana

- The Dirty White Boy pinned Tim Horner

- Bobby & Jackie Fulton defeated defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard via disqualification

- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee pinned the Dirty White Boy

- Tim Horner won a battle royal

1993

New York City:

- Lex Luger bodyslammed WWF champion Yokozuna in an angle to make Luger an All American babyface

Greenville, South Carolina:

- Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker 

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

- Davey Boy Smith pinned Big Sky 

- Johnny B. Badd defeated Maxx Payne 

- Arn Anderson & Paul Roma fought WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman to a 30-minute time-limit draw

- Sting, Ric Flair, & Dustin Rhodes defeated Sid Vicious, Rick Rude, & Bobby Eaton

1994

Paintsville, Kentucky:

- The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai

- Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn in a penalty box match

- Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam in a dock fight

- Bambi, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Tammy Fytch, Chris Candido, & Brian Lee

1995

Paintsville, Kentucky:

- Boo Bradley defeated D-Lo Brown

- Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle

- Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated the Headbangers

- Brad Armstrong defeated Buddy Landel via disqualification (match was to determine the new SMW Heavyweight Champion)

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom in a steel cage match

2013

- Chris Sabin defeated Manic and Austin Aires to win the TNA X Division Title

2015

WWE Beast in the East: Tokyo, Japan:

- Cesaro defeated Diego 

- The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) defeated The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods)

- Chris Jericho defeated Neville 

- Nikki Bella defeated Tamina and Paige in a Triple threat match to retain the WWE Divas Championship

- Brock Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston

- Finn Balor defeated Kevin Owens to win the NXT Title

- John Cena and Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane and King Barrett