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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/01): All In

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1868

Utica, New York:

- Homer Lane defeated James H. McLaughlin for the American Collar-and-Elbow Title

1923

Melbourne, Australia:

- Clarence Weber defeated Billy Meeske to win the Australian Heavyweight Title

1941

Hollywood, California:

- Wild Red Berry defeated Danny McShain for the World Light Heavyweight Title

1946

Portland, Oregon:

- George Becker defeated Babe Sharkey to win the Pacific Northwest (later Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Title

1958

Washington, DC:

- Eddie and Jerry Graham defeated Don Curtis and Mark Lewin to win the Northeast NWA United States Tag Team Titles

1967

Melbourne, Australia:

- Killer Kowalski defeated Bearcat Wright for the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title

1972

Chicago, Illinois:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne defeated Ivan Koloff

- Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher defeated Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan in a cage match with special referee Jersey Joe Walcott

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens defeated Billy Robinson & Wilbur Snyder

- Dusty Rhodes defeated Wahoo McDaniel;

- Andre Roussimoff (Andre The Giant) defeated Larry Hennig & Butcher Vachon in a handicap match

- Baron Von Raschke defeated Billy Red Cloud

- Sailor Art Thomas defeated Hans Hermann

- Ramon Torres defeated Angelo Poffo

- Rene Goulet defeated Don Muraco

Cleveland, Ohio:

- Johnny Valentine defeated Johnny Powers to win the National Wrestling Federation North American Heavyweight Title

1977

Johannesburg, South Africa:

- Don Leo Jonathan defeated Otto Wanz for the Catch Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title

Amarillo, Texas:

- Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Ciclon Negro to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title

1978

Portland, Oregon:

- Pak Choo and Roddy Piper defeated Ryuma Go and Black Gordman to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- Paddy Ryan defeated Mr. Sakurada for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title

1979

- Pat Patterson was introduced as the first WWF Intercontinental Champion

Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Jimmy Snuka defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the vacant Mid-Atlantic NWA United States Heavyweight Title during a one-night tournament

1980

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tommy Rich defeated Jimmy Valiant for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1982

Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

1985

San Antonio, Texas:

- American Force (Paul Diamond & Shawn Michaels) are awarded the TASW Texas Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:

- Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes defeated AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by dq

- Rick Rude defeated Frank Lane

- Rip Oliver & Grappler defeated Coco Samoa & Kendall Windham

- Hector Guerrero drew Jack Hart

1986

CWF Battle of the Belts III | Daytona Beach, Florida:

- Jimmy Backlund defeated Bob Cook

- Tyree Pride defeated the Cuban Assassin

- US Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Steve Keirn defeated the Sheepherders

- The White Ninja (Keiji Muto) defeated NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion Tim Horner to win the title

- AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Kendo Nagasaki via dq

- The Road Warriors fought Ed Gantner & Kareem Muhammad to a double dq

- Kendall Windham defeated Bahamas Champion Chris Champion via dq

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Lex Luger to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

- Barry Windham defeated Florida Heavyweight Champion Ron Bass to win the title

WCWA Labor Day Star Wars | Fort Worth, Texas:

- Matt Borne and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer defeated WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Chris Adams and WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Lance Von Erich to become the first WCWA World Tag Team Champions

- WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude by dq to retain the title

- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody by disqualification

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tarzan Goto and Akio Sato defeated Jeff Jarrett and Pat Tanaka to win the CWA International Tag Team Titles

- Don Bass and Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) defeat Cousin Junior and Giant Hillbilly Elmer to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

Fayetteville, North Carolina:

- Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart defeated Rocky Kernodle

- Nelson Royal defeated Thunderfoot #1

- The Warlord defeated Thunderfoot #2

- NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Todd Champion

- Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantell

- Magnum TA defeated Jimmy Garvin

- Dusty Rhodes defeated Big Bubba in a streetfight

Greenville, South Carolina:

- Rocky King defeated George South

- Misty Blue defeated Linda Dallas

- Denny Brown defeated NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal to win the title

- Buddy Landell defeated Don Kernodle

- Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero

- NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated National Heavyweight Champion Wahoo McDaniel

- Ron Garvin defeated Tully Blanchard in a lights out Texas barbed wire steel cage match

1988

Raleigh, North Carolina:

- The Italian Stallion defeated Gary Royal

- Ivan Koloff defeated George South

- The Russian Assassin (Dave Shelton) defeated Chris Champion

- Brad Armstrong & Ricky Morton, Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo, Rick Steiner & The Sheepherders

- Dick Murdoch defeated Larry Zbyszko

- Kevin Sullivan & Al Perez defeated Sting & Nikita Koloff

- NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Steve Williams via countout

- NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane vs. NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard went to a no contest

1990

Vienna, Austria:

- Fit Finlay defeated Steve Wright to win the CWA World Middleweight Title

Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Brad Armstrong defeated Brad Anderson

- Wendell Cooley (sub for Paul Orndorff) defeated Barry Horowitz

- Junkyard Dog defeated Joe Cazana

- Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk

- Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race

- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Dan Spivey (sub. for Sid Vicious) via countout

- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson

- NWA World Champion Sting defeated Mark Callous (sub for Barry Windham)

1991

Seaside, Oregon:

- The Grappler & Don Harris defeated Demolition Crush & Steve Doll for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Norfolk, Virginia:

- PN News defeated Joey Maggs

- Oz defeated Iceman

- El Gigante defeated One Man Gang

- Terrance Taylor defeated Big Josh

- Ron Simmons defeated Tommy Rich

- Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater

- Tom Zenk defeated Diamond Studd

- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd

- Dustin Rhodes defeated Richard Morton

- WCW US Champion Sting defeated Cactus Jack

- WCW World Champion Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham

1993

Tlalnepantla, Mexico:

- Los Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) defeated Corazón de León (Chris Jericho) and El Dandy to win the WWA World Tag Team Championship

1994

Saku, Japan:

- Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado defeated Bob Backlund, Scott Putski and Warlord to win the WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Titles

Zurich, Switzerland:

- Jim Duggan defeated Diamond Dallas Page

- The Nasty Boys defeated Kevin & Dave Sullivan

- Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman

- WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot

- Vader defeated the Guardian Angel

- WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair

2004

Nashville, Tennessee:

- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) defeated America's Most Wanted and Triple X (Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper) in a three-way match to retain the titles

- TNA X Division Champion Petey Williams (with Coach D'Amore) defeated Sonjay Dutt to retain the title

2011

Huntsville, Alabama:

- Mickie James defeated Winter to become TNA Knockouts Champion

- TNA World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Sting to retain the title

- Christopher Daniels defeated AJ Styles

2018

All In | Hoffman Estates, Illinois:

- Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky defeated ROH Tag Team Champions Mark & Jay Briscoe in a non-title match

- Flip Gordon won the Over the Budget battle royal to get a shot at Jay Lethal’s title later in the show

- Matt Cross defeated MJF

- Christopher Daniels defeated Stephen Amell

- Tessa Blanchard won a four-way over Britt Baker, Chelsea Green and Madison Rayne

- Cody defeated Nick Aldis to win the NWA World title

- Hangman Page defeated Joey Janela in a street fight

- ROH Champion Jay Lethal defeated Flip Gordon to retain

- Kenny Omega defeated Penta El Zero Miedo

- Kazuchika Okada defeated Marty Scurll

- Young Bucks & Kota Ibushi defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Rey Fenix & Bandido