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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/25): Garvin wins American Title; Austin vs. Taker First Blood Match

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Mexico City, Mexico:
- Blue Demon defeated El Santo for the NWA World Welterweight Title


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Frank Jares defeated Sonny Myers for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Sonny Myers won a tournament final to win the Central States Heavyweight Title (Title was vacated by Richard Brown)


Minneapolis, Minneapolis:
- AWA Champion Gene Kiniski wrestled Verne Gagne to a 60 minute draw
- Wilbur Snyder beat Hard Boiled Haggerty 
- Leo Nomellini beat Bob Geigel


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Bobo Brazil defeated Larry Hennig (sub. Rip Hawk)
- Tiny Smith defeated Don Leo Jonathan via DQ 
- Dick the Bruiser defeated Bob Ellis in three falls


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne via DQ
- Mitsu Arakawa beat Wilbur Snyder
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Jack Lanza 
- Larry Hennig drew Dale Lewis


Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Ernie Ladd
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat the Assassins 
- Verne Gagne beat Chris Markoff


Tampa, Florida:
- (Winner to meet NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr.) Buddy Colt beat Mr Wrestling Tim Woods
- Paul Jones beat Don Curtis 
- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens drew Jack Brisco & Johnny Walker


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Superstar Billy Graham on a 3rd fall DQ
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Ken Patera & Billy Robinson
- Ripper Collins & Ed Francis beat Neff Maiava & Sam Steamboat in 2 out of 3 falls to win Hawaiian tag title 
- Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Ric Flair


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George & Bob Geigel & Bobby Bold Eagle defeated Don Fargo & Bob Orton & Bobby Garcia 
- Killer Karl Krupp defeated The Viking
- Pat O’Connor & Omar Atlas & Bill Kersten defeated The Interns & Dr. Ken Ramey 
- in a Russian Chain Match; Harley Race defeated Bob Brown

Peoria, Illinois:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel  
- Greg Gagne beat Larry Hennig


Ft. Worth, Texas:
- Captain USA (Big John Studd under a mask) defeated Bruiser Brody for the American Heavyweight Title (later to become the World Class
World Heavyweight Title) 


New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Ken Mantell defeated Wahoo McDaniel in a tournament final to win the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title (tournament was held
after Junkyard Dog had been forced to vacate the title after he was blinded by the Fabulous Freebirds_


Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat The Crusher
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
- Jerry Blackwell beat Baron Von Raschke 
- Tito Santana no contest Sheik Adnan


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the American Heavyweight Title (later to become the World Class World Heavyweight Title)

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Ken Patera for the AWA International Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler drew Kerry Von Erich
- Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden beat Jeff Jarrett & Jimmy Valiant 
- Phil Hickerson beat Scott Steiner


WWF Fully Loaded: Buffalo, New York:
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Edge to win the Intercontinental Title
- D'Lo Brown defeated Mideon to win the WWF European Title 
- Big Bossman defeated Al Snow to win the Hardcore Title
- Triple H defeated The Rock in a strap match
- WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker in a First Blood match


ROH Death Before Dishonor: Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Kenny Omega & The Briscoes beat Austin Aries & Kenny King & Rhett Titus 
- Chris Hero beat Lance Storm

Orlando, Florida:
In a TNA Ultimate X Match; Manik won the TNA X Division Title over Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo