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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/11): Masahiro Chono wins first G1 Climax



Waterloo, Iowa:
- Otto Kuss beat Earl Wampler by countout
- George (Rube) Harben beat Bobby Stewart by DQ 
- Louis Thesz drew with Whitey Hewitt


Tampa, Florida:
- Lester Welch defeated Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol for the Georgia Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois: 
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Lou Thesz
- Devils Duo; Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ
- Dick the Bruiser beat Johnny Valentine
- Wilbur Snyder beat Blackjack Lanza by DQ 
- The Destroyer beat Eddie Sharkey


Denver, Colorado:
- Wahoo McDaniel & Don Muraco beat Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes
- Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff
- Rene Goulet beat Bull Bullinski 
- Ramon Torres beat Big K


Chicago, Illinois: 
- The Crusher no contest Superstar Billy Graham
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Ivan Koloff
- Ernie Ladd beat Moose Cholak
- Sailor Art Thomas beat Ric Flair
- Jimmy Valiant & Baron Von Raschke beat Bob Ellis & Reggie Parks 
- Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan


Miami, Florida:
- Steel Cage Match; Bob Roop defeated Steve Keirn 
- Florida Title; Dusty Rhodes defeated The Assassin 
- Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Bob Backlund 
- Ray Stevens & Missouri Mauler defeated Ray Candy & Greg Valentine 
- Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Raul Mata 
- Hollywood Blondes defeated Don Serrano & Ken Lucas


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Irwin defeated Bill Dundee for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota: 
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors no contest (The Long Riders) Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
- Curt Hennig & Rick Martel beat Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne
- Sgt Slaughter beat Larry Zbyszko 
- Tom Zenk beat Rick Renslow


Ft. Worth, Texas:
- Steve Simpson defeated Buzz Sawyer to win the World Class Television Title


Memphis, Tennessee: 
- AWA Champion Curt Hennig beat Jerry Lawler
- AWA Tag Team Champions Boris Zhukov & Soldat Ustinov beat Wahoo McDaniel & DJ Peterson
- Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis beat Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond by DQ
- Rocky Johnson beat Black Prince via forfeit
- Kevin Kelly beat Mitch Snow 
- International Champion Bill Dundee beat George Barnes


Dallas, Texas:
- Jeff Jarrett & Matt Bourne defeated Cactus Jack & Sheik Braddock for the USWA Tag Team Titles


Rochester, Minnesota:
- D.J. Peterson & The Trooper (Del Wilkes) defeated Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos for the AWA World Tag Team Titles (they would be the final AWA Tag Champions)
- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Harley Race by DQ
- Buck Zumhofe beat Jonnie Stewart to win AWA Light Heavyweight Title 
- Jake Milliman won a battle royal to give Larry's Legends the victory in the AWA Team Challenge Series .

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brian Lee & Don Harris defeated Rex King & Joey Maggs for the USWA Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:
- Masahiro Chono defeated Keiji Mutoh to win the first ever G-1 (Grade One) tournament