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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/15): NJPW strips Brock Lesnar of IWGP title



Kansas City, Missouri:
- Jack London beat John Mosier to win the Missouri Valley heavyweight title


Des Moines, Iowa:
- Gene Bowman defeated Earl Wampler for the Iowa Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
- Babe Zaharias defeated Cowboy Luttrall in 2 of 3 falls 
- Jack Kennedy and Tom Zaharias went to a draw


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Tom Mahoney defeated Al Massey in a tournament final for the vacant Georgia Southern Heavyweight Title 


Columbus, Ohio:
- Eddie Gossett (Eddie Graham) defeated Frankie Talaber to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title


Mobile, Alabama:
- The Mighty Yankee (Ray Villmer) defeated Papa Pasquale for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:
- Tony Borne and Danny McShain defeated El Gladiador and Torbellino Blanco to win the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

Bradford, England:
- Billy Joyce defeated Dennis Mitchell for the British Heavyweight Title 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Bobo Brazil defeated Johnny Barend to win the WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Dick the Bruiser defeated Curtis Iaukea to win the Hawaii NWA United States Heavyweight Title


Shizuoka, Japan:
 - Giant Baba and Toyonobori defeated The Destroyer and Billy Red Lyons for the JWA All-Asia Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel and Killer Kox beat Bobo Brazil and Dick the Bruiser 2 falls to 1
- Mongolian Stomper beat Missouri Mauler
- Pat O’Connor drew Sonny Myers 
- Ronnie Etchison beat Jerry Miller


Sydney, Australia:
- Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy defeated Mark Lewin and Dominic DeNucci to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Nebraska Heavyweight Champion Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Doug Gilbert to become the first AWA Midwest Heavyweight Champion (The title 
  was unified with the Nebraska title)

Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher defeated The Devil's Duo (Chris Markoff and Angelo Poffo) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles


Los Angeles, California:
- Pantera Negra and Tony Rocco defeated The Great Kojika and John Tolos to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Dan Miller defeated The Missouri Mauler for the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Don and Ron Wright defeated Tommy Gilbert and Sputnik Monroe to win the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:
- Al Madril defeated John Toloes for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Omar Atlas defeated Hubert Gallant
- Bob Geigel defeated Tank Patton
- Black Gordman & Great Goliath defeated Pat O’Connor & Harley Race 
- The Super Intern defeated Bob Brown

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- Bob Kelly won the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title by defeating Sweet Daddy Banks 


Tallahassee, Florida:
- Ernie Ladd defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Billy Robinson & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan
- Angelo Mosca beat Larry Hennig by DQ
- Pedro Morales beat Roger Kirby 
- Super Destroyer beat Jan Nelson

Sapporo, Japan:
- Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda defeated Strong Kobayashi and Seiji Sakaguchi for the NJPW Asia Tag Team Titles

Dothan, Alabama:
- Johnny Eagles defeated The Blue Yankee to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 


Graz, Austria:
- Otto Wanz defeated Don Leo Jonathan to become the first two-time Catch Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Armand Hussein defeated Invader I for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title 
- Kendo Kimura defeated Carlos Colón to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- In a Taped Fist Match: Ray Stevens beat Mad Dog Vachon by DQ
- In a Dead Lift Contest: Paul Ellering beat Jesse Ventura
- Stan Hansen & Bobby Duncum beat Billy Robinson & Doug Gilbert 
- Super Destroyer Mark II beat Doug Gilbert


Fuji, Japan:
- Animal Hamaguchi and Mighty Inoue defeated Haruka Eigen and Strong Kobayashi to win the International Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Titles


Portland, Oregon:
- Rocky Johnson defeated Rip Oliver for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ric Flair defeated David Von Erich to win the vacant NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title in the finals of a 20 man tournament 

Denver, Colorado:
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tully Blanchard & Bobby Jaggers
- In a Lumberjack Match: Wahoo McDaniel beat Bobby Heenan
- Rick Martel beat David Shults 
- Mr. Saito beat Buck Zumhofe


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Jim Brunzell beat King Kong Brody by DQ
- The Crusher beat Abdullah The Butcher by DQ
- Fabulous Ones beat Mr. Saito & Larry Zbyszko
- Road Warriors beat Steve O & Curt Hennig
- Tony Atlas beat Steve Regal 
- Billy Robinson beat Chris Markoff


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Terry Taylor defeated Phil Hickerson to win the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Title 
- Jerry Lawler defeated Rick Link to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

Fort Worth, Texas:
- Iceman Parsons defeated Killer Tim Brooks for the World Class Television Title 

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Bill Ash defeated Scott Armstrong for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title 

Verdun, Quebec, Canada:
- Jimmy Garvin & Ronnie Garvin beat Raymond Rougeau & Jacques Rougeau Jr
- in a non-title match; Tonga Kid & Tony Parisi beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors 
- King Tonga beat Butch Reed


Tampa, Florida:
- Ron Bass defeated Kendall Windham to win the NWA Florida 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


Richmond, Virginia:
- Kevin Sullivan & Rick Steiner defeated the Italian Stallion & Kendall Windham
- Bugsy McGraw defeated Rip Morgan
- Larry Zbyzsko defeated Tim Horner
- Al Perez defeated Brad Armstrong
- Dick Murdoch, Ivan Koloff, & the Russian Assassin defeated Ron Simmons, Jimmy Garvin, & Mighty Wilbur
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders
- Ron Garvin defeated Chris Champion
- Steve Williams defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda via disqualification
- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title scaffold match
- Lex Luger, Sting, the Road Warriors, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, 
  NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames


Richmond, Virginia:
- Scott Hall defeated Bill Irwin
- Shane Douglas defeated Jack Victory
- Mike Rotunda defeated Dick Murdoch
- Norman defeated Steve Casey
- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Davey & Johnny Rich
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Scott Steiner
- Mike Rotunda won a battle royal
- Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- The Great Muta defeated Eddie Gilbert via count-out
- Rick Steiner defeated Terry Funk via disqualification
- Road Warrior Animal defeated Fatu
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Ivan Koloff defeated Invader I for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Brad Armstrong pinned Dutch Mantell
- Buddy Landell pinned the Star Blazer (Tim Horner)
- Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Doug Furnas
- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- Tommy Rich defeated Mark Callous via disqualification
- Big Van Vader pinned Mark Kyle
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Doom via disqualification
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification 
- NWA World Champion Sting, Paul Orndorff, & the Junkyard Dog defeated Harley Race (sub. for an injured Ric Flair), Barry Windham, & 
  NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson 

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Astro de Oro defeated Dr. Wagner, Jr. to win the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Robert Fuller and Jeff Jarrett won the USWA Tag Team Title defeating The Barroom Brawlers (Bonecrusher and Crowbar) 


Tokyo, Japan:
- Sakie Hasegawa defeated Mariko Yoshida to win the AJW Singles Title


Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Brian Pillman pinned Diamond Dallas Page 
- The Guardian Angel (Big Boss Man) pinned Ron Simmons 
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma 
- Johnny B. Badd pinned WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match 
- Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Amarillo Slim (Erik Watts) 
- Sting pinned WCW US Champion Steve Austin in a non-title match 


SMW Summer Blast: Knoxville, Tennessee:
- SMW Tag Team Champions Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated the Headbangers 
- Tommy Rich pinned Boo Bradley
- The Punisher pinned Steve Armstrong
- Mark Curtis pinned Randy Hales
- Brad Armstrong defeated Buddy Landel via disqualification; the match was to determine the new SMW Heavyweight Champion
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Al Snow & Unabom in a streetfight 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brickhouse Brown and Reggie B. Fine defeated Flex Kavana (The Rock) and Bart Sawyer for the USWA Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:
- Shiro Koshinaka and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the IWGP Tag Team Titles


Buffalo, New York:
- Christopher Daniels defeated Natural Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles in a best-of-three falls match to win the title 


- Brock Lesnar is stripped of the IWGP Heavyweight Title by New Japan Pro Wrestling

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson defeated Sonjay Dutt to retain the title 
- Team ROH (ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson, Homicide, Adam Pearce, Samoa Joe, Ace Steel and B.J. Whitmer) with J.J. Dillon  defeated Team CZW (Claudio Castagnoli, CZW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Hero, CZW World Tag Team Champion Eddie Kingston, Necro Butcher and Nate Webb) in a Cage of Death match


Orlando, Florida:
- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and TNA X Division Champion Samoa Joe defeated TNA World Tag Team Champions Team 3D 
  (Brother Ray and Brother Devon) (The rules stated that whoever got a pin won that person's title, so Samoa Joe won the TNA World Tag 
  Team Title)


St. Peters, Missouri:
- Jeremy Wyatt beat Skyler Beckett
- Jack Foster beat Brother Castle
- Christian Rose defeated Thor Theriot
- Dingo beat Michael Strider
- Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers defeated Blaine Meeks & Jet Royal
- Dak Draper defeated Mike Outlaw
- Cornell Douglass beat Tommy Dreamer
- Gary Jay beat by Maverick DQ (Maverick retains NWL St. Louis title)