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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/23): Kurt Angle wins WWF title at Unforgiven 2001



Detroit, Michigan:
- Dick The Bruiser defeated Verne Gagne to win the United States championship in a Best of Three Falls match


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Penalty Box rules match, North American tag team champions, Bob Geigel and Bob Brown beat Mongolian Stomper and The Ox
- Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Corsica Joe 
- Sonny Myers beat Jerry Miller 
- Thor Hagen beat Bulldog Plechas


Orlando, Florida:
- Nick Kozack defeated Johnny Valentine for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- George Gordienko defeated Beautiful Brutus
- Kendo Nagasaki defeated Geoff Portz to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight championship


Orlando, Florida:
- NWA World Champion Jack Brisco beat Bill Watts
- Bob Armstrong (substituting for Ron Fuller) & Tony Charles beat The Hollywood Blondes, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown
- Bob Armstrong beat Greg Valentine
- Jerry Brisco beat Dick Slater


Des Moines, Iowa:
- NWA World Title match, Jack Brisco defeated Ed Wiskoski to retain the title
- Baron Von Raschke defeated Pat O'Conner 
- Akio Sato & Jerry Oates beat Jesse Venutra & Palmer 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Canadian Title Match, AWA Title not on the line; Canadian Champion Dewey Robertson beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- US Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ricky Steamboat
- Andre The Giant beat Ken Patera by DQ
- Jay Youngblood & Pedro Morales beat Swede Hanson & John Studd


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Non Title match, Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
- AWA Champion Otto Wanz beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Adrian Adonis beat Baron Von Raschke
- Bobby Heenan beat Ray Stevens dq
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum no contest Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan


Houston, Texas:
- Non Title Match, Junk Yard Dog beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Butch Reed beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ
- Hacksaw Duggan & Steve Williams beat King Kong Bundy & One Man Gang
- Missing Link beat Magnum TA


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- WWF champion Hulk Hogan & Mad Dog Vachon defeated George Steele & Big John Studd (substituting for Jesse Ventura)
- Pat Patterson & Michael Hayes defeated The Moondogs.  This bout replaced Fabulous Freebirds vs. Spoiler & Moondogs
- WWF Intercontinental champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification


Tokyo, Japan:
- Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura defeated Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido to win the IWGP Tag Team Title

Portland, Oregon:
- Road Warriors beat Bruiser Brody & Rip Oliver by DQ
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig by DQ
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Abudda Dein


Los Angeles, California:
- NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Rick Steiner
- Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert defeated Sting & Shane Douglas
- UWF Champion Steve Williams defeated Black Bart
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA World TV Champion Nikita Koloff
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ron Garvin to a no contest


Richmond, Virginia:
- Ron Simmons pinned Scott Hall
- Eddie Gilbert pinned the Cuban Assassin
- Shane Douglas pinned Rip Morgan
- Norman pinned Johnny Ace
- Road Warrior animal defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification at around the 3-minute mark when Teddy Long interfered
- Steve Williams fought Mike Rotunda to a draw
- Tom Zenk defeated Dick Slater
- Sting defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification


Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Juicer pinned Dutch Mantell

- Terry Taylor pinned the Iron Sheik

- The Master Blasters defeated Mike Rotunda & Alan Iron Eagle

- Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk

- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright (sub. for the Samoan Swat Team)

- NWA US Champion Lex Luger fought Stan Hansen to a double count-out 

- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom fought Ric Flair & Arn Anderson to a double disqualification

- NWA World Champion Sting pinned the Black Scorpion (Randy Culley) 

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico:
- Rick Valentine & Eric Embry defeated Hurricane Castillo Jr. & Miguelito Perez to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title


Yokohama, Japan:
- Osamu Nishimura defeated Satoshi Kojima 
- Hiro Saito pinned Black Cat 
- Super Strong Machine & Tatsutoshi Goto defeated the Great Kokina & Wild Samoan (Samu) 
- El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto defeated Hiroyoshi Yamamoto & Jushin Liger 
- Scott Norton pinned Tony Halme in a #1 contender's match to the IWGP Heavyweight Title
- Akitoshi Saito, Kengo Kimura, Masashi Aoyagi & Shiro Koshinaka defeated Osamu Kido, Riki Choshu, Takayuki Iizuka & Tatsumi Fujinami
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta pinned Shinya Hashimoto 
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki
- NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono defeated Steve Austin 


Greenville, South Carolina:
- Shanghai Pierce defeated Mark Starr
- The Shockmaster defeated Tex Slazenger
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Erik Watts
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff
- Cactus Jack defeated Yoshi Kwan
- Steve Austin defeated Arn Anderson
- Sting & Davey Boy Smith defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys via disqualification
- Ric Flair pinned World Champion Rick Rude in a non-title match

Fleming-Neon, Kentucky:
- Tim Horner pinned Chris Candido in a "country whipping" match
- Scott & Steve Armstrong beat Ron & Don Harris
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey)
- Tracy Smothers beat SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ


Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Danny Spivey beat Johnny Ace to win the first UWF Americas Title
- Candi Divine pinned Tina Moretti to win vacant UWF Women's Title
- The Killer Bees beat Warlord & Power Warrior (Larry Power) to win the first UWF Tag Title
- UWF champ Steve Williams beat Sid Vicious via dq

Hyden, Kentucky:
- Lance Storm pinned Killer Kyle
- Chris Candido pinned Brian Lee
- SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy beat Bruiser Bedlam via DQ
- Brian Lee & The Dirty White Boy beat The Gangstas via pinfall


Monday Night Raw: Hershey, Pennsylvania:
- Marc Mero defeated Faarooq to win a tournament for the Intercontinental Title


- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shiro Koshinaka in the finals of New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Japan-U.S. All Star Tournament"


Yokohama, Japan:
- Scott Norton defeated Yuji Nagata for the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title


Newport, Delaware: 
- Inferno Kid defeats JJ The Ring Crew Guy for the ECWA Heavyweight Title


WWF Unforgiven: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 
- Rhyno defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri for the United States Title
- WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated the Big Show & Spike Dudley, Lance Storm & WWF European Champion the 
  Hurricane, and Matt & Jeff Hardy in an elimination match
- Christian defeat Edge to win the Intercontinental Title 
- WCW Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane defeated Kronik (w/ Steven Richards) 
- WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Chris Jericho 
- WCW World Champion the Rock defeated Booker T & Shane McMahon in a handicap match 
- Kurt Angle defeated Steve Austin to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title


- Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito defeated Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima for the Global Honored Crown Tag Team Title 
- Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to win the Global Honored Crown Heavyweight Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title