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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/18): Ric Flair wins NWA World Title

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1934 

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Orville Brown beat Dr. Karl Sarpolis
- Abe Coleman beat Whitey Hewitt
- Dick Raines beat Tommy Marvin
- George Tragos defeated Harold Metheny

1964

Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mad Dog Vachon by DQ
- Reggie Parks drew Otto Von Krupp 
- Billy Red Cloud beat Bulldog Danny Plechas

1968 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- The Crusher won a 12 man battle royal
- NWA Champion Gene Kiniski beat Bill Watts by DQ
- Dr. X beat Man Mountain Mike 
- Crusher beat Harley Race

1972 

Tampa, Florida:
- In a Texas Death Match; Jack Brisco beat Paul Jones
- Zodiac & Buddy Colt beat Mr Wrestling Tim Woods & Johnny Walker
- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Louie Tillet & Hiro Matsuda 
- Mike Graham beat Mike Webster

1976

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Baron Von Raschke beat Larry Hennig
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum in 2 out of 3 falls 
- Buddy Wolff drew Billy Red Cloud

1980

Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois:
- Verne Gagne defeated Nick Bockwinkel to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title
- Jerry Blackwell (sub Ernie Ladd) beat Dick The Bruiser
- Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan by count out
- The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Valiant & Adrian Adonis
- Bobo Brazil beat Super Destroyer Mark II
- Steve Regal beat Roger Kirby
- Paul Christy drew Tito Santana
- Pat O'Connor no contest Wilbur Snyder 
- Jerry Blackwell won a 15 Man, $25,000 Battle Royal

1982 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Hulk Hogan & Otto Wanz & Baron Von Raschke beat Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Jesse Ventura
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tito Santana & Rick Martel by countout
- Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat Spike Huber & Ray Stevens
- Buck Zumhofe & Brad Rheingans beat Bobby Heenan & Rene Goulet

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich by DQ
- Jimmy Valiant & Jeff Jarrett no contest Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden
- Billy Travis beat Great Sensei by DQ
- CWA Champion Phil Hickerson beat Max Pain 
- Brickhouse Brown beat Scott Steiner

1989 

Worcester, Massachusetts:
- Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Demolition for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1993

WCW Beach Blast: Biloxi, Mississippi: 
- Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title 
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Maxx Payne
- The Hollywood Blonds (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin) defeated The Four Horsemen (Paul Roma and Arn Anderson) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship
- Dustin Rhodes fought Rick Rude to a draw 1-1 in a 30 Minute Iron Man Challenge for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
- The Superpowers (Sting and Davey Boy Smith) defeated the Masters of the Power Bomb (Big Van Vader and Sid Vicious; with Harley Race and Col. Robert Parker)

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Vampire Warrior (Gangrel) defeated Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1999 

Dayton, Ohio:
- Balls Mahoney & Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz for the ECW World Tag Team Championship

2000 

- Lance Storm defeated Mike Awesome in a tournament final for the WCW United States Heavyweight Title

2010 

WWE Money in the Bank: Kansas City, Missouri:
- Kane defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE World Title after Kane cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he won earlier in the night
- The Miz defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Mark Henry and Ted DiBiase in a Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship match contract
- Sheamus defeated John Cena in a steel cage match to retain the WWE Championship

2013 

TNA Destination X: Louisville, Kentucky:
- Chris Sabin defeated Bully Ray to win the TNA World Title
- Austin Aires defeated Robert Roode