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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/12): Big Van Vader wins WCW World Title

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1933

Eugene, Oregon:
- Thor Jenson defeated Harold Heibert for the Pacific Coast Middleweight Title 

1946 

Nashville, Tennessee:
- Tex Riley won a tournament to win the vacant Tennessee World Junior Heavyweight Title

Colorado Springs, Colorado:
- Joe Savoldi defeated Everett Marshall for the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Title

1951

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Eduardo Perez and Red Roberts defeated Ray Piret and Herb Welch to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

- Herb Freeman defeated Bill Savage to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1962

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- In a Non title Cage match; Verne Gagne beat AWA Champion Mr. M who was unmasked as Bill Miller
- Ilio DiPaolo drew Bob Geigel
- Doug Gilbert beat Jack Daniels
- Joe Scarpello beat Bill Wright 
- Jackie Nichols drew Thor Hagen

1963

Chicago, Illinois:
- Johnny Valentine defeated Moose Cholak to win the International Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title

1966

Dallas, Texas:
- Louie Tillet won the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title

Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
- Don Carson defeated Bobby Fields for the NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Title

1967

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- The Beast and Bob Sweetan defeated Bobby and Jerry Christy to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

1968

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Dick the Bruiser won a 9 man battle royal
- Dr X no contest Wilbur Snyder
- Bill Watts beat Harley Race
- Dick the Bruiser beat Big K 
- Man Mountain Mike beat Blackjack Daniels

1969

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Bob Ellis and Stan Pulaski defeated Bob Geigel and The Viking for the AWA Midwest Tag Team Title

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
- Bill Watts beat Lars Anderson
- Blackjack Lanza beat Pampero Firpo 
- Wilbur Snyder beat Big K

1972

Mobile, Alabama:
- Bob Kelly defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1973

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Jim Brunzell defeated Percy Pringle
- Lord Alfred Hayes & Roger Kirby defeated Steve Bolus & Mike George
- Jack Brisco defeated Jim Dalton
- Bobo Brazil & Rufus R. Jones defeated Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe in three falls 
- Bob Brown defeated Danny Little Bear in three falls

1974

Los Angeles, California:
- Ernie Ladd defeated Porkchop Cash to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title

Denver, Colorado:
- Ivan Putski beat Billy Graham via dq
- The Crusher beat Ray Stevens dq
- Billy Robinson beat Baron Von Raschke dq 
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Larry Hennig & Paul Perschmann in 2 out of 3 falls

Ponce, Puerto Rico:
- Carlos Colón and José Miguel Pérez defeated Jim Dalton and Bruce Swayze for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles 

1976

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- John Tolos defeated Kinji Shibuya for the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

1978

Nashville, Tennessee:
- Whipper Watson, Jr. defeated Dutch Mantel to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 

1979

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Jerry Brown and The Turk defeated Bob Brown and Gama Singh to win the vacant NWA Central States Tag Team Titles in a one night tournament

1981

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Mr. Fuji defeated Angelo Mosca to win the Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title 

1982

Hobbema, Alberta, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Keith Hart
- Duke Myers beat Jim Neidhart
- Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Danny Davis & Ken Wayne 
- Bad News Allen beat Duke Kono   

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bobby Eaton defeated NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion Dutch Mantel to win the title 

1983 

Las Vegas, Nevada:
- in a Death Match; Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell
- Jim Brunzell beat Mr. Saito dq
- Rick Martel & Wahoo McDaniel beat Bobby Heenan & Blackjack Lanza
- Greg Gagne beat David Shults 
- Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe

1986

Portland, Oregon:
- The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) defeated The Sheepherders (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) in a fictitious tournament
final for the vacant Florida NWA United States Tag Team Titles

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers on a reverse decision
- Jimmy Snuka (sub Greg Gagne) beat Larry Zbyszko dq
- In a Non Title match; Nord the Barbarian beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers by countout
- Jerry Blackwell beat Ali Khan
- Sherri Martel beat Joyce Grable (sub Princess Jasmine) 
- Curt Hennig drew Boris Zhukov (sub Earthquake Ferris)

1989

Osaka, Japan:
- Riki Choshu defeated Salman Hashimikov for the IWGP Heavyweight Title 

1992

WCW Great American Bash: Albany, Georgia:
- Big Van Vader (with Harley Race) pinned WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting to win the title
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy and Steve Williams defeated Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1994

Kagoshima, Japan:
- Dan Kroffat defeated Masanobu Fuchi for the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title 

1997

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Spellbinder defeated Billy Travis for the USWA Heavyweight Title 

1998

WCW Great American Bash: San Diego, California:
- Rey Misterio, Jr. pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho to win the title (title was returned to Jericho the next night on Monday Nitro, due to interference from Dean Malenko)
- WCW World Television Champion Booker T defeated Bret Hart by disqualification to retain the title
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg pinned Curt Hennig to retain the title
- Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with The Disciple) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone

1999

Jacksonville, Florida:
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion David Flair (with Arn Anderson, Asya, Ric Flair and Torrie Wilson) fought Sting to a no-contest to retain the title
- Booker T defeated WCW World Tag Team Champion Diamond Dallas Page by disqualification
- Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage to win the title

2002

Clarksville, Indiana:
- Chris Hero defeated Colt Cabana to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title