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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/22): WWF Invasion


Des Moines, Iowa:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson beat Orville Brown to capture Brown's claim to the World Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
- Gene Bowman beat Jack Kennedy
- Babe Zaharias beat Don McIntyre 
- Cowboy Luttrall and Hans Schultz drew


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Earl McCready defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto British Empire Heavyweight Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Herb Welch defeated Tex Riley for the Tennessee World Junior Heavyweight Title


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Corsica Jean defeated Ray Stevens for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
- Danny Hodge won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title by defeating Angelo Savoldi

Houston, Texas:
- Don Leo Jonathan defeated Torbellino Blanco for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Dick Steinborn defeated The Mighty Yankee to win the vacant Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Don Greene defeated Len Rossi to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Ron Etchison and Dan Miller defeated Mitsu Arakawa and Kinji Shibuya for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles and the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski defeated Whipper Billy Watson in for the Vancouver British Empire Heavyweight Title


Los Angeles, California:
- The Destroyer defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the WWA World Heavyweight Title 


Davenport, Iowa:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Verne Gagne by countout
- Danny Hodge beat Pampero Firpo
- Tex McKenzie beat Gene Anderson 
- Rene Goulet drew Chris Markoff

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel and Dr. X defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis and Mongolian Stomper
- Jerry Miller and Bob Brown wrestled to a double disqualification
- Sonny Myers beat Johnny Ramirez 
- Ronnie Etchison beat Frank Hickey


Portland, Oregon:
- Johnny Kostas defeated Moondog Mayne to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Paddy Barrett and Don Leo Jonathan defeated Abdullah the Butcher and Armand Hussein for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Jack Brisco and Ciclón Negro defeated Hiro Matsuda and The Missouri Mauler for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


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

Irima, Japan:
- Opearl Anston and Masked Lee defeated Miyoko Hoshino and Jumbo Miyamoto to win the WWWA World Tag Team Titles


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Tex McKenzie and Ken Patera defeated The Blackjacks (Lanza and Mulligan) for the NWA American Tag Team Titles


Macon, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestlings I and II defeated Don Green and Jerry Lawler to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan
- Baron Von Raschke beat Larry Hennig
- Billy Robinson beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)
- Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant drew Chris Taylor & Jim Brunzell 
- Buddy Wolff beat Bull Bullinski


Amarillo, Texas:
- Larry Lane won a tournament to win the vacant Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel won a 6-man Battle Royal
- Bob Geigel & The Super Intern defeated Bob Brown & Tank Patton 
- Black Gordman & Great Goliath defeated Pat O’Connor & Harley Race


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis) and Roddy Piper defeated Mando Guerrero and Tom Jones for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) defeated Dominic DeNucci and Wilbur Snyder for the WWA World Tag Team Titles

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Jean and Pierre Martel defeated Carlos Colón and Chief Thundercloud to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles 
- Gorilla Monsoon won the WWC North American Heavyweight Title by defeating Bruno Sammartino

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Dutch Mantel defeated Whipper Watson, Jr. for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 


Dallas, Texas:
- Mark Lewin defeated Bruiser Brody to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title


Portland, Oregon:
- Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskoski beat Sheepherders in a hair versus hair cage match


Shreveport, Louisiana:
- Bob Roop defeated The Super Destroyer for the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 
- Butch Reed won the Mid-South Television Title from Dutch Mantel


Oakland, California:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan by DQ
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Baron Von Raschke & Otto Wanz
- Greg Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
- Tommy Rich beat Bobby Heenan 
- Ray Stevens beat Moondog Moretti


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers & Tommy Montana beat Bill Smithson & Terry Adonis
- The Master Blaster beat Davey Haskins
- Jerry Oski, Tojo Yamamoto, & Jerry Jarrett beat The Spoiler, Man Mountain Link, & Jerry Bryant
- Koko Ware & Big John Harris beat Billy Joe Travis, Ron Sexton, & Buddy Wayne in a "handicap" match
- Jerry Lawler beat Southern Champ Bota the Witch Doctor via DQ
- Phil Hickerson beat Terry Taylor to win the CWA International Title in a "hair vs. title" match
- The Fabulous Ones DDQ The Kiwi Sheepherders in a "steel cage" match


Tampa, Florida:
- The Masked Superstar defeated Lex Luger for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada:
- Ron Ritchie & Gino Brito Jr. defeated Toshiaki & the Spoiler 
- Dan Kraffat fought Sheik Ali to a draw
- Alofa defeated Bob De La Serra 
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Kareem Muhammad 
- Dino Bravo defeated the Great Samu
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Rick Martel to a 45-minute time-limit draw
- The Road Warriors & Tom Zenk defeated Steve Strong & the Long Riders via disqualification


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Scott Armstrong defeated Nelson Royal to win the World Junior Heavyweight Title

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- The Cuban Commandos (Cuban Assassin and Jerry Morrow) defeated Bad Company (Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman) for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ron Garvin pinned Mighty Wilbur
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders
- NWA Western States Heritage Champion Larry Zbyzsko & Al Perez defeated Jimmy Garvin & Kendall Windham
- Bugsy McGraw pinned Rip Morgan
- Sting fought NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo to a draw
- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated Jim Cornette, NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a handicap bunkhouse match
- The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & the Russian Assassin in a scaffold match
- Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Nikita Koloff, & Steve Williams defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard


Ishikawa, Japan:
- Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Stan Hansen and Genichiro Tenryu to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Al Greene & Ron Simmons defeated Scott Hall & Joey Maggs 
- Norman pinned Ranger Ross 
- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich 
- Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia 
- Mike Rotundo pinned Scott Steiner 
- Kevin Sullivan pinned Rick Steiner 
- The Great Muta pinned Eddie Gilbert in a Coal Miner's Glove Match 
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification 
- Sting defeated Terry Funk in a No DQ match 
- The Road Warriors, Steve Williams, & Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin & the Samoan Swat Team in a Badstreet Match 


Miami, Florida:
- Lou Perez defeated Barry Horowitz
- Sid Vicious defeated Joe DiFuria
- Doug Furnas pinned Dutch Mantell
- El Gigante defeated the Shadow (Randy Culley)
- Buddy Landell pinned Tom Zenk
- Brian Pillman pinned Mark Callous
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Buddy Landell (sub. for NWA US Tag Team Champion Stan Lane, who couldn't legally wrestle in Florida) & 
  NWA US Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton 
- NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson pinned Paul Orndorff by using the tights for leverage
- NWA World Champion Sting & NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham & Harley Race (sub. for Ric Flair, out with a staph infection in his knee) (w/ Ric Flair)


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Terrance Taylor pinned Black Bart
- PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification
- Tom Zenk pinned the Diamond Studd
- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Mike Graham
- Richard Morton pinned Robert Gibson
- Ron Simmons (sub. for Scott Steiner) & Rick Steiner defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Bobby Eaton
- Yellow Dog defeated Barry Windham via count-out
- Sting defeated Nikita Koloff via count-out in a Texas Death Match


Fairleah, West Virginia:
- Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Bart & Brad Batten
- Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai in a No DQ match
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Killer Kyle & SMW Tag Team Champion Chris Candido

Nagoaoka, Japan:
- Norio Honaga & Hiro Saito defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Manabu Nakanishi
- Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Tokimitsu Ishizawa defeated Yuji Nagata & Osamu Kido
- Black Cat, American Love Machine, & Black Tiger defeated Shinjiro Ohtani, 2 Cold Scorpio, & El Samurai
- The Nasty Boys defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Tadao Yasuda
- Hiroshi Hase defeated Akitoshi Saito
- The Great Muta defeated Michiyoshi Ohara
- Masahiro Chono defeated Kengo Kimura
- Shinya Hashimoto defeated Tatsutoshi Goto
- Kuniaki Kobayashi, the Great Kabuki, & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Jushin Liger, Akira Nogami, & Kensuke Sasaki


Morristown, Tennessee:
- Robert Gibson defeated Headbanger Mosh
- Boo Bradley fought Terry Gordy to a double disqualification
- Buddy Landel defeated Brad Armstrong
- SMW Tag Team Champions Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated Al Snow & Unabomb
- Brad Armstrong won a pole battle royal


Wildwood, New Jersey:
- Chris Candido defeated champion Ace Darling and 2 Cold Scorpio in three-way match to win the Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title


WWF Invasion: Cleveland, Ohio:
- Edge & Christian defeated Mike Awesome & Lance Storm 
- Earl Hebner (w/ the WWF referees) pinned Nick Patrick 
- WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match 
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac in a non-title match 
- Hugh Morrus, Shawn Stasiak, & Chris Kanyon defeated WWF IC Champion Albert, the Big Show, & Billy Gunn 
- Tajiri pinned Tazz 
- Rob Van Dam pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title 
- Lita & Trish Stratus defeated Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler
- Team WCW/ECW (Booker T, The Dudley Boyz, Diamond Dallas Page and Rhyno) with Paul Heyman, WCW owner Shane McMahon and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley defeated Team WWF (Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Kane and The Undertaker) with WWF Chairman Vince McMahon


Grand Rapids, Michigan:
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated WWE European Champion Jeff Hardy in a Ladder match to unify the titles 
- WWE Undisputed Champion The Rock pinned Eddie Guerrero


Wrestlefest: Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada:
- Bobby Roode defeated A-1 to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight Title 
- Phil Atlas and Jimmy Jacobs defeated Danny Daniels and N8 Mattson for the BCW Can-Am Tag Team Title


WWE Great American Bash: San Jose, California:
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Umaga pinned Jeff Hardy to retain the title
- ECW World Champion John Morrison pinned CM Punk to retain the title
- Randy Orton pinned Dusty Rhodes in a Texas Bullrope match 
- WWE Champion John Cena pinned Bobby Lashley to retain the title


- AJ Styles defeated Rob Terry to win the TNA Global Title


IPW HOF Show: Waterloo, Iowa
- Zero Gravity defeated the Legend Killers
- Wes Brisco defeated Jake Dirden
- Ricochet defeated Sami Callihan
- In a steel cage match for the Impact Pro Wrestling Title; James Jeffries defeated Justin Decent to win the title


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Blaine Meeks and Thor Theriot wrestled to a no contest in a match to become #1 contender for NWL KC Title
- Hans Ruger beat Ken Dharma in a kendo stick on a pole match
- Dak Draper defeated Martin Casaus (Marty the Moth) to retain the NWL KC Title
- Michael Strider & Scott Slade defeated Anthony Gutierrez & Gil Rogers
- Jeremy Wyatt defeated Jack Foster
- Ray Briggs & Flex Zebra defeated Niles Plonk & Red Cloud
- Leonell Howlett defeated Luke Holliday
- Jet Royal defeated Mat Fitchett and Fuego Del Sol in a three way match

NJPW G1 Climax Tournament: Tokyo, Japan:
- Togi Makabe & Kota Ibushi & David Finlay beat Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo
- Zack Sabre Jr. & Desperado beat Yoshi-Hashi & Jado
- Yuji Nagata & Tomoyuki Oka beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Katsuya Kitamura 
- Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi beat Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
- Toru Yano pinned Satoshi Kojima
- Evil pinned Juice Robinson
- Minoru Suzuki pinned Seiya Sanada
- Kenny Omega pinned Tama Tonga
- Kazuchika Okada pinned Michael Elgin