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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/07): Kurt Angle wins TNA World title

Angle picked up the win at 2011's TNA Hardcore Justice.


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Orville Brown defeated Carl Von Herbert 2 falls to 0
- Bobby Bruns defeated Benny Rosen 2 falls to 0
- Steve Brody and Earl Wampler went to a 30 minute draw
- Jack Hader defeated Abe Friedman 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Larry Hennig & Harley Race defeated Crusher & Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Danny Hodge defeated Rene Goulet
- Tex McKenzie defeated Kurt von Brauner 
- Chris Markoff defeated Larry Hennig


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Tarzan Tyler defeated The Viking
- Dick Murdoch vs. Ernie Ladd went to a draw 
- Danny Little Bear & Big Luke defeated K.O. Cox & Stan the Mad Russian in three falls 


St. Louis, Missouri:

- NWA Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair in 2 out of 3 falls
- Jack Brisco vs. Ken Patera went to a double DQ
- Rocky Johnson vs. David Von Erich went to a draw
- Kerry Von Erich and Dick the Bruiser defeated Baron Von Raschke and Dick Murdoch 
- Pat O’Connor defeated Bobby Jaggers
- Bobo Brazil defeated Gene Lewis via DQ
- Buzz Tyler and J.J. Dillon defeated Bob Sweetan and Ron Sexton


Denver, Colorado:

- Hulk Hogan defeated AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Rick Martel defeated Greg Gagne


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Moondog Moretti defeated John Paul Demann
- DJ Peterson defeated Mike George
- Joe Lightfoot & Billy Two Eagles defeated Masked Ape Man & Bob Owens
- Sam Houston vs. Buddy Landell went to a draw
- Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima defeated JR Hogg & Earthquake Ferris
- Rufus R. Jones defeated Butch Reed
- NWA World Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair 


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Sting vs. Rick Steiner went to a draw
- Ron Simmons defeated Ivan Koloff
- Terry Gordy defeated Black Bart
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Ron & Jimmy Garvin via DQ
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff via countout
- Barry Windham defeated Big Bubba
- Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch & Eddie Gilbert in a bunkhouse match
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Michael Hayes


Kansas City, Missouri:

- Rick Steiner vs. Larry Zbyszko went to a draw 
- Al Perez defeated JR Hogg 
- Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan 
- Ron Garvin defeated Kendall Windham 
- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via DQ
- Sting defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda via DQ
- Steve Williams defeated NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson via countout
- The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin in a scaffold match
- Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger & Dick Murdoch defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham & NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson in a steel cage match


Castlewood, Virginia:

- Mike Sampson defeated The Demon
- Dixie Dynamite defeated Killer Kyle
- Tim Horner defeated Buddy Landel
- Robert Gibson defeated Jimmy Golden
- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee pinned Dirty White Boy
- Bobby & Jackie Fulton defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard via DQ

Nagoya, Japan:

- Hiro Saito & Tatsutoshi Goto defeated Koji Kanemoto & Hiroyoshi Yamamoto
- Arn Anderson defeated Black Cat
- Jushin Liger & El Samurai defeated Pegasus Kid & Norio Honaga
- Shiro Koshinaka & Kengo Kimura defeated Masahiro Chono & Takayuki Iizuka
- The Great Muta & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Terry Taylor & Barry Windham
- Masa Saito & Riki Choshu defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Tony Halme
- NWA World Championship Tournament Opening Round: Terry Taylor defeated Hiroshi Hase via forfeit
- NWA World Championship Tournament Opening Round: Kensuke Sasaki pinned Jim Neidhart 
- NWA World Championship Tournament Opening Round: Shinya Hashimoto pinned Barbarian 
- NWA World Championship Tournament Opening Round: WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Super Strong Machine 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Eddie Gilbert & The Dark Patriot defeated The Super Destroyers in a tournament final for the ECW Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Steven Dunn defeated Gorgeous George III
- Brian Lee defeated Axl Rotten
- Bill Dundee defeated Pat Tanaka
- Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert defeated Tracy Smothers & Robert Gibson
- Billy Jack Haynes defeated Brad Armstrong to win the USWA Title
- Frank Morrell & Randy Hales defeated Jim Cornette & Mark Curtis
- The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) defeated PG-13 to win the USWA Tag Team Titles
- USWA Unified World Champ Jerry Lawler defeated Buddy Landel
- Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee, PG-13, Tommy Rich, Doug Gilbert & Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tracy Smothers, Robert Gibson, Gorgeous George III, Buddy Landel, Pat Tanaka & The Heavenly Bodies (Bruce Prichard & Jimmy Del Rey) in a rage in a cage match


Los Angeles, California:

- Chris Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page defeated The APA for the WWF World Tag Team Titles 
- Kane & The Undertaker defeated Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo for the WCW World Tag Team Titles


Nashville, Tennessee:

- Ron Killings defeated Ken Shamrock for the NWA World Heavyweight Title 
- Low-Ki defeated AJ Styles for the NWA/TNA X Division Title


NWA Legends Fanfest | Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Phil Shatter defeated Davey Richards to win the Futures Legends Cup
- Adam Pearce defeated Bryan Danielson to retain the NWA Championship


TNA Hardcore Justice | Orlando, Florida:

- X-Division Champion Brian Kendrick defeated Alex Shelley and Austin Aries to retain
- Knockouts Tag Team Champions Ms. Tessmacher and Tara defeated Mexican America (Rosita and Sarita) (with Anarquia and Hernandez) to retain
- D'Angelo Dinero defeated Devon
- Winter defeated Mickie James to win the TNA Knockouts Title
- Crimson defeated Rob Van Dam (with Jerry Lynn) by disqualification
- Fortune (A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Kazarian) defeated Immortal (Abyss, Gunner, and Scott Steiner)
- Bully Ray defeated Mr. Anderson
- Kurt Angle defeated Sting to win the TNA World title