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Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/21): Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW Title



Des Moines, Iowa:
- Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Joe Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls
- Iowa State Heavyweight Champion Gene Bowman and World Light Heavyweight Champion Ken Fenelon went to a count out 


Houston, Texas:
- Ray Gunkel and Wilbur Snyder defeated Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Knunkel for the Southern Heavyweight Title


- Rocket Monroe defeated Bob Kelly to win the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Fritz Von Erich won the NWA American Heavyweight Title by defeating Johnny Valentine 

Little Rock, Arkansas:
- Danny Hodge defeated Chuck Karbo to win the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title.


Tampa, Florida:
- Dick Murdoch & Bobby Duncum defeated The Australians (Larry O'Day & Ron Miller) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- The Sheik defeated Fred Curry for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title
- Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls
- Sam Steamboat beat Rick Ferrara
- Ed Francis beat Bill Dromo
- Bull Bullinski drew Mighty Inoue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Mad Dog Vachon & Andre Rousimoff in 2 out of 3 falls
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Hennig
- George Scott drew Rene Goulet


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Ernie Ladd defeated Carlos Colon to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens
- Jos Leduc beat Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne beat Johnny Valiant by DQ
- Jimmy Valiant beat Jim Brunzell
- Chris Taylor beat Don Wade


Gifu, Japan:
- Akihisa Takachiho & Samson Kutsuwada defeated Jerry & Ted Oates to win the All Japan All-Asian Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George and Super Intern defeated Mad Dog Vachon and Baron Von Raschke to win the Central States version of the NWA World 
  Tag Team Titles
- Harley Race defeated Black Gordman
- Bob (Sgt) Slaughter defeated Pat O’Connor
- Rick Gibson defeated Great Goliath
- Haystack Calhoun won a 13-man Battle Royal


Charleston, South Carolina:
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

- Victor Rivera and Texas Red defeated Black Gordman and Goliath for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Houston, Texas:
- NWA Champion Harley Race defeated Ox Baker
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Terry Funk
- Texas Tag Team Champions Bull Ramos & Captain USA John Studd beat Jose Lothario & Alberto Madril
- Ernie Ladd beat Killer Tim Brooks


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Ken Patera defeated Tony Atlas to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title 


Orlando, Florida:
- Manny Fernandez defeated Terry Funk to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Auckland, New Zealand:
- King Kamaka and General Hiro defeated Mark Lewin and Al Perez for the NWA Australasian Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Andre The Giant won battle royal
- Andre The Giant & Ray Stevens beat Ken Patera & Bobby Heenan
- Hulk Hogan beat Adrian Adonis
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jim Brunzell by DQ
- Otto Wanz no contest Jerry Blackwell
- Brad Rheingans beat Sgt Jacques Goulet


Richmond, Virginia:
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship


St. Paul, Minnesota;
- Jerry Blackwell & Boom Boom (King Kong) Bundy won tag battle royal
- Lights Out match: Jerry Blackwell beat King Kong Brody 
- Fabulous Ones no contest AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors
- Baron Von Raschke beat Paul Ellering
- Jimmy Garvin beat Tom Zenk
- Curt Hennig drew Nick Bockwinkel 
- Tony Atlas beat Mr. Saito by DQ


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Phil Hickerson defeated Mongolian Stomper to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title

Fort Worth, Texas:
- King Parsons defeated John Tatum for the WCCW Television Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
- PWF World Heavyweight Champion Riki Choshu defeated Terry Funk to retain the title 
- Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Stan Hansen to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title


- Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Marc Mero to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Wolfie D and Brian Christopher defeated Bill and Jamie Dundee to win the held up USWA Tag Team Titles 


WWF No Mercy: St. Louis, Missouri:
- Edge defeated Christian in a ladder match to win the WWF IC Title 
- Chris Jericho defeated the Rock to win the WCW World Title
- Steve Austin defeated Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam to retain the WWE World Title

Evansville, Indiana:
- A.J. Styles defeated Petey Williams, Christopher Daniels and Chris Sabin in a four-way match to win the vacant IWA Mid-South
Heavyweight Title


Albany, New York:
- Doug & Danny Basham defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero to win the WWE Tag Team Titles