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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/08): Verne Gagne wins AWA Title in cage match

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1960 

- Red & Lou Bastien defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan for the U.S. Tag Team Title

1961 

Bloomington, Minnesota
- In a Cage Match, Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski to regain AWA title  
- Hard Boiled Haggerty & Bob Geigel beat Wilbur Snyder & Dale Lewis 
- Tiny Mills beat Tony Baillargeon

1963 

Amarillo, Texas:
- Verne Gagne beat Fritz Von Erich in 2 out of 3 falls to regain AWA Title
- Dory Funk Sr & Dory Funk Jr beat Sputnik Monroe & Tokyo Tom on a 2nd fall dq

1972 

Tampa, Florida:
- NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr beat Buddy Colt
- Jack Brisco beat Ray Stevens 
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Ron Fuller

1973 

Columbus, Georgia:
- In a two out of three falls, hair vs. title match; Bobby Duncum won the Columbus Heavyweight Title from Bill Dromo

1980

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- In a non title match; The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura

1981

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Roddy Piper for the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

1988 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol beat AWA Champion Jerry Lawler dq
- Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden beat Bill Dundee & Jeff Jarrett
- Southern Tag Team Champions Billy Travis & Scott Steiner beat RPMs and Gary Young beat Max Pain

1993 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Tito Santana defeated Don Muraco for the ECW Heavyweight Title

1997 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Dutch Mantel defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title
- Steven Dunn & Flash Flanagan defeated PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Titles

1998 

Sturgis, South Dakota:
- Juventud Guerrera defeated Chris Jericho to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title 
- Bill Goldberg won a nine man battle royal
- Diamond Dallas Page & Jay Leno defeated Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff