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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/12): Vader wins WCW World title



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 via DQ
- Billy Robinson beat Baron Von Raschke via 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 


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


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


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


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


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 Fulton pinned The Angel
- Steve Keirn beat Sweet Brown Sugar via DQ
- Bobby Eaton pinned Dutch Mantel to win the Mid-America Title
- Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin beat Ron Bass & Stan Lane to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- Southern Champ Kimala pinned Bill Dundee
- The Iron Sheik pinned Jerry Lawler in a no DQ match
- Jimmy Hart beat Jerry Lawler via DQ


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


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 by 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)

Jacksonville, Florida:
(Included a concert from Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter)
- Ron Garvin defeated National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard
- Thunderfoot defeated Ricky Santana
- Jimmy Garvin defeated the Italian Stallion
- NWA TV Champion Ole Anderson defeated Hector Guerrero
- Magnum TA defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a non-title match (Jim Cornette was 
  placed in a cage for the duration of the bout)
- Baby Doll defeated Jim Cornette at the 5-minute mark
- Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification
- The Road Warriors & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Krusher Kruschev, Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a steel cage match


Orlando, Florida:
- Lazertron defeated Jerry Gray
- The Sheepherders defeated Mike Graham & Steve Keirn
- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Cuban Connection
- Kevin Sullivan defeated the Tahitian Prince
- Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Ivan Koloff
- Blackjack Mulligan & Kevin Sullivan defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Sir Oliver Humperdink


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


Charleston, South Carolina:
- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Tommy Rich & Sam Houston
- Big Josh pinned Black Blood
- Terrance Taylor pinned the Junkyard Dog
- Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin, & Badstreet defeated the Desperadoes
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Bobby Eaton
- The Yellow Dog pinned Arn Anderson (sub. for Barry Windham)
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Richard Morton via disqualification
- Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd 
- PN News & Missy Hyatt defeated the One Man Gang & Paul E. Dangerously


WCW Great American Bash: Albany, Georgia:
- The Super Invader defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated Brian Pillman & Jushin Liger 
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Hiroshi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto (sub. for Akira Nogami) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin 
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi Finals: WCW Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff 
- NWA Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi Finals: Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Hirhosi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto
- 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

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Bobby & Jackie Fulton defeated Killer Kyle & Joe Cazana 
- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee pinned the Dirty White Boy
- Robert Gibson & Tim Horner defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard 


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


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


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


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


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