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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/13): Benoit wins Best of Super Juniors Tournament

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Montreal, Canada:
- Yvon Robert defeated Danno O'Mahoney for the AWA (Boston-based American Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Orville Brown beat Mike Kilonis in 2 straight falls
- Bob Castle and Prospector Pete went to a draw
- Steve Brody beat Bill Davison 
- Don George defeated Abe Freeman 


Houston, Texas:
- Dave Levin defeated Bobby Managoff to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder in 2 out of 3 falls
- Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
- Bill Watts no contest Harley Race


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Central States Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Bob Ellis 
- Roger Kirby & Black Angus & Percival A. Friend beat Rufus R. Jones & Danny Little Bear


Denver, Colorado:
- In a No Time Limit match; The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham by dq
- Ivan Koloff beat Ken Patera in 2 out of 3 falls
- Ricky Romero beat Roger Kirby
- Reggie Parks beat Rene Goulet 
- Greg Gagne drew Bob Bruggers


Omaha, Nebraska:
- In a Lumberjack match; Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum in 2 out of 3 falls 
- Peter Maivia beat Buddy Wolff


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Dick Murdoch defeated Dick The Bruiser to win the Missouri State Heavyweight title

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum
- Greg Gagne beat Ray Stevens
- Billy Robinson beat Jesse Ventura dq 
- Paul Ellering drew Super Destroyer Mark II


Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:
- Mr. Hito beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq
- Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Danny Davis & Ken Wayne by countout
- Duke Myers beat Mike Hammer 
- Gerry Morrow beat Bad News Allen via dq

Allentown, Pennsylvania:
- Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito defeated Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


Hokkaido, Japan:
- in a non title match; Jumbo Tsuruta beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- In a Non Title match; Nord The Barbarian beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed as Somers was ruled to be the wrong man pinned) 
- Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers by countout


Tokyo, Japan:
- Riki Choshu & Takayuki Iizuka defeated Super Strong Machine & George Takano to win the International Wrestling Grand Prix World Tag Team Titles 


Dallas, Texas:
- The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) defeated Jerry Lynn in a tournament final to become the first Global Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Champion.


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton defeated Eddie Gilbert for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) defeated Shinjiro Ohtani to win the finals of New Japan's "Best Of The Super Junior" tournament


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho, Too Cold Scorpio and Pitbull #2 to win the ECW TV Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Doomsday defeated Spellbinder for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

WCW Bash at the Beach: Daytona Beach, Florida:
- Chris Jericho defeated Ultimate Dragon to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono to become #1 contenders for the WCW World Tag Team Championship
- Juventud Guerrera, Héctor Garza, and Lizmark, Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, and Villano IV
- Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster (Kevin Sullivan with Jacqueline) in a Retirement match
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra McMichael) to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
- Scott Hall and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig (with Kimberly Page)
- Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair
- Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with Randy Savage)


East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- Kane & Mankind defeated Billy Gunn & the Road Dog for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


TNA Victory Road: Houston, Texas:
- Gail Kim defeated Angelina Love (with Velvet Sky)    
- Sonjay Dutt defeated Jay Lethal (with SoCal Val)
- The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Salinas and Héctor Guerrero) defeated Beer Money (James Storm and Robert Roode) (with Jackie Moore) in a Lumberjack match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
- Taylor Wilde defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship    
- Kurt Angle and Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) defeated A.J. Styles, Christian Cage and Rhino    Six Man Tag Team Full Metal Mayhem match
- Samoa Joe fought Booker T to a no contest; Samao Joe retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship