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Daily pro wrestling history (11/08): Bockwinkel wins first AWA World Title

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St. Louis, Missouri:
- Everette Marshall beat Dr. Karl Sarpolis 
- Dick Shikat beat Paul Jones 
- Orville Brown defeated Chief Chewchki  


Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown and World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ken Fenelon wrestled to a draw


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Sonny Myers defeated Ivan Zukov
- Bob Orton defeated Lee Henning via DQ
- United States Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Tiny Mills in three falls
- Lumberjack Match: Bob Geigel defeated Red Bastien in three falls


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Johnny Valentine defeated the Professional (Doug Gilbert) to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Elimination Match: Kit Conway & Mike George & Jim Brunzell defeated Tokyo Joe & Baron Scicluna & Lord Alfred Hayes
- Steve Bolus defeated Taro Kobayoshi
- Gentleman Ben the Wrestling Bear defeated Roger Kirby
- Indian Chain Match: Danny Little Bear defeated Bob Orton
- Central States Heavyweight Champion Bob Brown defeated Black Angus in three falls
- Harley Race defeated Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ


Denver, Colorado:
- Saloon Match: The Crusher beat Larry Heiniemi
- Horst Hoffman beat Ivan Putski
- Chris Taylor beat Yugo Babich
- Boris Breznikoff & Bobby Heenan beat Larry Hennig & Greg Gagne


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Verne Gagne for the AWA World Heavyweight Title. This was Bockwinkel's first AWA World Title and ended Verne Gagne's 7 year title reign. Referee for the match was the late Paul Perschman (Buddy Rose)
- Pampero Firpo no contest Baron Von Raschke
- Billy Robinson beat Kim Duk dq
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Duncum & Buddy Wolff
- Jos Leduc beat Don Wade


Lexington, Kentucky:
- AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Bill Dundee to retain title
- Jerry Lawler defeated Superstar Billy Graham to win the CWA Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Tony Garea & Rick Martel defeated The Samoans to win the WWF World Tag Team Title 

Chicago, Illinois:
- King Kong Brody & Ernie Ladd beat Dick The Bruiser & Andre The Giant
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne no contest Billy Robinson
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Pat O'Connor
- Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Murdoch dq
- Steve Regal drew Spike Huber
- Tito Santana beat Roger Kirby
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Ali Hassan
- Bobby Heenan beat El Bracero


Memphis, Tennessee: Attendance was 7,329
- No Time Limit, No dq, Lawler’s Hair vs Southern Title: Jerry Lawler beat Nick Bockwinkel to win Southern Title
- Lumberjack Match: Jackie Fargo beat Jimmy Hart
- Southern Tag Team Champions Fabulous Ones beat Jesse Barr & Crusher Broomfield
- Bill Dundee & Dutch Mantel beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton dq
- The Sheepherders beat Jacques Rougeau & Terry Taylor
- Steve Regal beat The Angel
- Spike Huber beat Carl Fergie


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brian Christopher & Jeff Jarrett defeated Rex Hargrove & Koko B. Ware to win the USWA Tag Team Title 


Bardstown, Kentucky:
- Bull Pain defeated Buddy Landell to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title


State College, Pennsylvania:
- The New Age Outlaws defeated Mankind & Al Snow to win the WWF World Tag Team Title 

Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Scott Hall defeated Bret Hart, Sid Vicious & Goldberg for the vacant WCW U.S. Heavyweight Title in a Ladder match 


Secaucus, New Jersey:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Al Snow to win the Jersey All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title. 

Wilmington, Delaware:
- Kid Kruel defeated Christopher Daniels to win the ECWA Heavyweight Title