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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/31): Chris Jericho becomes first AEW World Champion



Kansas City, Kansas:
- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Les Wolfe in 2 of 3 falls 
- Jack Hader beat Jack Suzek


Houston, Texas: 
- Ted Cox defeated Buddy Rogers for the Texas Heavyweight Title


Columbus, Ohio:
- Don Eagle defeated Gorgeous George to win the Ohio AWA World Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia;
- Art Neilson and Jack Steel defeated Farmer Jones and Al Massey win the Georgia NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
- Al and Tiny Mills defeated George and Sandy Scott for the Calgary NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


Pensacola, Florida:
- Don Carson defeated Ken Lucas to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Len Rossi defeated The Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) for the NWA  Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Bloomington, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne defeated Dr. X (Dick Beyer) to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title on a 3rd fall count out
- Harley Race beat the Crusher
- The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ
- Billy Red Lyons beat Big K and Kenny Jay beat Bob Sabre

Tampa, Florida:
- José Lothario and Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Boris Malenko and Johnny Valentine to win the Florida NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Art Neilson and Johnny Weaver defeated Brute Bernard and Larry Hamilton for the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- Gorgeous George, Jr. won a battle royal to win the vacant NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Bill Watts for the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title


Hollywood, California:
- Manny Soto defeated Mr. California (Salvador Lothario) for the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title 
- Butcher Brannigan and Man Mountain Mike defeated Angel Blanco and Dr. Wagner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Chris Gallagher and Don Kent defeated Ricky Gibson and Steve Kovacs to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Larry Hennig & Verne Gagne
- Horst Hoffman beat Ivan Putski by DQ
- Baron Von Raschke beat Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik)
- Jim Brunzell beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Doug Gilbert defeated Bob Sweetan for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff won the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles by defeating Stan Hansen and Tommy Rich

Houston, Texas:
- NWA Champion Harley Race beat El Halcon
- Bruiser Brody beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Mark Lewin beat Tor Kamata
- The Spoiler drew Tiger Conway Jr.
- Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) drew David Von Erich


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Morton defeated Mr. (Masa) Fuchi and Mr. (Atsushi) Onita to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:
- Junbo Tsuruta defeated Bruiser Brody for the NWA International Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Tiger Mask (Mistuharu Misawa) defeated NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion Kuniaki Kobayashi to win the title 
- PWF World Tag Team Champions Ted DiBiase & PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated NWA International Tag Team Champions NWA United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu & NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta to retain the titles


Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Eddie Gilbert and Sting defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) for the UWF World Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:
- Nick Bockwinkel, Austin Idol and Dick Slater defeated Masanobu Fuchi, Samson Fuyuki and Akio Sato
- PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu by disqualification to retain the title 
- NWA United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu defeated NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta by countout

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Don Bass in a Hair vs. Title Steel Cage match for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title  
- Bill Dundee defeated George Barnes to win the CWA International Heavyweight Title


Holbrook, Arizona:
- Steve Gatorwolf defeated The Japan Bomber (Riki Ataki) to win the American Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title 

Augusta, Georgia:
- Tim Horner defeated the Iron Sheik
- Brad Armstrong pinned Buddy Landell
- Brian Pillman defeated Bobby Eaton
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
- Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race via disqualification
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger & the Junkyard Dog defeated Mark Callous & Moondog Rex (sub. for Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) 
- NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Brian Pillman pinned Terrance Taylor
- Oz pinned Joey Maggs
- PN News pinned Thomas Rich
- Tom Zenk pinned the Diamond Studd
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Richard Morton
- Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
- Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater 
- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Ron Simmons
- WCW US Champion Sting & El Gigante defeated the One Man Gang & Cactus Jack 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated Doug Gilbert and USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dirty White Boy to retain the title
- USWA Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka) to retain the title 
- Bill Dundee defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification in a Steel Cage match


Akita, Japan:
- Crypt Keeper (José Estrada, Jr.) defeated Crash the Terminator (Bill DeMott) for the W*ING World Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jamie Dundee defeated Wolfie D to win the USWA Television Title 


Yokohama, Japan:
- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) defeated Steven Dunn and Flash Flanagan for the USWA Tag Team Titles


Gifu, Japan:
- Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka defeated C.W. Anderson and Steve Corino for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles


Morioka, Japan:
- Takao Omori and Shinjiro Otani defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Shinya Hashimoto for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles


NJPW Royal Quest: London, England: 
- Rocky Romero & Sho & Yoh beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Ren Narita & Shota Umino 
- Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson beat Hikuleo & Yujiro Takahashi
- Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles beat IWGP Jr. Tag champs Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo in a non-title match
- Tetsuya Naito & Sanada beat Jay White & Chase Owens
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa retained the IWGP tag titles over Aussie Open, Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher
- KENTA pinned Tomohiro Ishii to win the Never openweight title
- Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Zack Sabre Jr. to win the British heavyweight title
- Kazuchika Okada retained the IWGP heavyweight title over Minoru Suzuki

NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff, Wales:
- Rhea Ripley pinned Piper Niven 
- Kassius Ohno pinned Sid Scala
- Noam Dar pinned Travis Banks
- Cesaro pinned Ilja Dragunov
- Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster won a three-way to take the U.K. tag titles over Zack Gibson & James Drake and Mark 
  Coffey & Wolfgang
- Joe Coffey beat Dave Mastiff in last man standing match
- Kay Lee Ray beat Toni Storm to win the women’s title
- Walter beat Tyler Bate to retain the U.K. title

AEW All Out: Hoffman Estates, Illinois:

- Nyla Rose won the women's Casino Battle Royale

- Private Party defeated Angelico & Jack Evans

- SCU defeated Jurassic Express in a six-man tag match

- PAC defeated Kenny Omega

- Jimmy Havoc defeated Darby Allin and Joey Janela in the Cracker Barrel Clash

- The Dark Order defeated Best Friends

- Riho defeated Hikaru Shida

- Cody defeated Shawn Spears

- The Lucha Bros defeated The Young Bucks in a ladder match to retain the AAA Tag Team titles

- Chris Jericho defeated Hangman Page to become the inaugural AEW World Champion