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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/15): Randy Orton wins World title at SummerSlam 2004

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1940

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Orville Brown beat Bobby Bruns in 2 of 3 falls
- Don McIntyre beat Andy Mexiner 
- Jack Hader beat Leo Jensen 

1942

Boston, Massachusetts:
- Steve Casey defeated the French Angel for the AWA (Boston version) World Heavyweight Title 

1961

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Hard Boiled Haggerty by DQ
- AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Roy McClarty
- Mr. M (Big Bill Miller) beat Bob Rassmussen 
- Dale Lewis beat Tiny Mills

1970

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Bobby Shane defeated Nick Bockwinkel to win the Georgia TV Title 

1972

Tampa, Florida:
- Eddie Graham beat Redbeard
- Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods beat Paul Jones
- Bob Orton & Hiro Matsuda beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens to win Florida Tag Titles 
- Bob Orton beat Bob Roop

1974

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel
- The Crusher & Ivan Putski beat Baron Von Raschke & Superstar Billy Graham in 2 of 3 falls
- Larry Hennig no contest Geoff Portz
- Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson 
- Jim Brunzell & Bull Bullinski beat Big K & Buddy Wolff

1979

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Stan Hansen & Bobby Duncum beat Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon to win AWA Tag Team Titles (title change not acknowledged in United States)
- Greg Gagne dcor AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Paul Ellering beat Jesse Ventura
- Super Destroyer Mark II beat Billy Robinson
- Steve Olsonoski beat Ron Ritchie 
- Buddy Wolff beat Peter Sandor Szabo

1981

Rockford, Illinois:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura 
- Tito Santana beat Sheik Adnan by DQ
- In a Handicap Match; Hulk Hogan beat Eddie Boulder & Chris Curtis & Tony Leone 
- Brad Rheingans beat Ben DeLeon and George Gadaski beat Nacho Barrera

San Antonio, Texas:
- Wahoo McDaniel and Terry Funk defeated Tully Blanchard and Gino Hernandez for the Southwest Tag Team Titles

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
- In a 90 minute time limit, AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich
- RPMs beat Scott Steiner & Billy Travis to win Southern tag title
- Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee beat Jimmy Golden & Mongolian Stomper
- Brickhouse Brown beat Gary Young by DQ
- CWA Champion Phil Hickerson beat Ray Odyssey 
- World Class Light Heavyweight Champion Eric Embry beat Shawn Baxter

1994

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Dante & The Great Mephisto defeated PG-13 for the USWA Tag Team Titles

1995

Tokyo, Japan:
- Keiji Mutoh defeated Shinya Hashimoto to win New Japan Pro Wrestling's 5th Annual G1-Climax Tournament

1996

WCW Clash of the Champions: Denver, Colorado:
- Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Dean Malenko to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
- V.K. Wallstreet defeated Jim Duggan
- Konnan defeated Último Dragón
- Madusa defeated Bull Nakano
- Eddie Guerrero defeated Diamond Dallas Page to win the WCW Battle Bowl Championship
- The Giant (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Chris Benoit (with Woman and Miss Elizabeth)
- WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat vs. Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Sting & Lex Luger ended in a no-contest
- Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan via countout

2004

WWE SummerSlam: Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Rob Van Dam defeated René Duprée
- The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray, D-Von and Spike) defeated Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman and Paul London
- Kane defeated Matt Hardy in a "Till Death Do Us Part" match
- John Cena defeated Booker T 
- Edge defeated Chris Jericho and Batista to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Kurt Angle (with Luther Reigns) defeated Eddie Guerrero 
- Triple H defeated Eugene
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield (with Orlando Jordan) defeated The Undertaker by disqualification to retain the WWE Championship
- Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit to win the Raw World Title 
- Edge defeated Chris Jericho and Batista to retain the Intercontinental Title

2010

WWE SummerSlam: Los Angeles, California:
- Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder
- Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kofi Kingston ended in a no contest (Ziggler retained the WWE Intercontinental Championship)
- Melina defeated Alicia Fox to win the Divas Title
- Big Show defeated The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk, Joey Mercury, and Luke Gallows) in a Handicap match
- Randy Orton defeated Sheamus by disqualification to retain the WWE Championship
- Kane defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
- Team WWE (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Chris Jericho, Bret Hart, R-Truth and John Morrison) defeated The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and Darren Young) in an Elimination tag team match