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Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/20): Mad Dog Vachon wins the AWA Title



Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Lord Albert Mills in 2 out of 3 falls
- Bobby Bruns beat Jimmy Coffield 2 falls to 0
- Enrique Torres defeated Big Ben Morgan


Des Moines, Iowa:
- Verne Gagne beat Bob Orton in 2 out of 3 falls
- Mike DiBiase and Joe Dusek wrestled to a draw


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Mad Dog Vachon defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title 
- Reggie Parks beat Moose Cholak 
- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Bob Geigel & Art Thomas
- Ivan Kalmikoff beat Tony Russo 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jackie Fargo and Dennis Hall defeated Don and Al Greene to win the NWA Southern Tag Team Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Dick Steinborn and Argentina Apollo defeated Skandor Akbar and Ox Baker to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles


Miami, Florida:
- Andre the Giant won a 19 man battle royal
- Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco beat Bob Roop & Bob Orton Jr
- Non Title: Steve Keirn beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Ray Candy beat Ray Stevens
- Ken Lucas drew Missouri Mauler
- Hollywood Blondes, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown beat Jan Nelson & Don Serrano
- The Assassin beat Tommy Seigler
- Bob Backlund beat George McCreary


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Dutch Mantel defeated Dennis Condrey to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Buzz Tyler won the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title by defeating Super Destroyer
- Buck Robley beat Roger Kirby  
- Bulldog Bob Brown beat Killer Karl Krupp by DQ  
- Jerry Brown beat Booker T  
- Mike Pagel beat Jerry Brown by DQ  
- Angelo Mosca Jr & Ron Ritchie beat Tonga John & Doug Somers  


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Dusty Rhodes & Manny Fernandez defeated Ivan Koloff & Don Kernodle to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles 


Shizuoka, Japan:
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair & AWA World Champion Rick Martel fought Terry & Dory Funk Jr. to a double count-out


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Crusher Yurkov (Bam Bam Bigelow) defeated Steve Simpson to win the WCCW Television Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tony Falk 


Tokyo, Japan:
- Chigusa Nagayo defeated Yukari Oomori to win the WWWA World Singles Title 
- Bull Nakano and Condor Saito defeated The Red Typhoons (Kazue Nagahori and Yumi Ogura) to win the WWWA World Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Hector Guerrero & Dr. D beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee to win AWA tag titles
- Jerry Lawler beat Steve Keirn
- Southern Tag Team Champions RPMs beat Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis
- Tournament final for Southern Title: Bobby Jaggers beat Billy Travis to win Southern Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Kerry Von Erich defeated The Punisher (The Undertaker) to win the USWA Texas Heavyweight Title

Nagoya, Japan:
- Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu for the All Japan World Tag Team Titles 
- Masanobu Fuchi defeated Joe Malenko to win the All Japan World Junior Heavyweight Title


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin
- Shane Douglas & WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- Sting defeated Cactus Jack


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Terry Gordy defeated Brad Armstrong to win the SMW Heavyweight Title


- Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. in the finals of the Smackdown World Tag Team Title tournament