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Daily pro wrestling history (12/01): Sterling Golden (Hulk Hogan) wins NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title 

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New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Fred Beel defeated Frank Gotch to win the American Heavyweight Title two falls to one (match was a work, not a shoot)


Columbus, Ohio:
- Mildred Burke won the World Women's Title by defeating Betty Nichols


Hollywood, California:
- Billy Varga defeated Wild Red Berry to win the World Light Heavyweight Title


Toledo, Ohio:
- Tom Marshall defeated Dave Levin to win the Jack Pfieffer-promoted World Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Sharpe Brothers (Ben and Mike Sharpe) beat The Dusek Brothers (Ernie and Joe Dusek) 2 out of 3 falls
- Enrique Torres beat Roy Graham 2 out of 3 falls
- Ronnie Etchison defeated Danny Plechas 


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Gory Guerrero & Cyclone Ayala won a tournament for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title 


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Pepper Gomez & Rito Romero defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) for the Texas version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Detroit, Michigan:
- Fritz Von Erich defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the Chicago/Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

- Billy White Wolf defeated Nikoli Volkoff for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Assassins defeated Don McIntyre & Ray Gunkel for the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

Columbus, Ohio:
- Magnificent Maurice defeated Leon Graham to win the Ohio Heavyweight Title 

Houston, Texas:
- Jack Dalton (Donnie Fargo) defeated Pepe Gonzales for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

Mobile, Alabama:
- Ken Lucas won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title from Danny McShain 


Tampa, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Jose Lothario to win the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title


Mobile, Alabama:
- Donnie Fargo defeated The Wrestling Pro to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Los Angeles, California:
- Victor Rivera defeated Ernie Ladd to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title

Yokohama, Japan:
- Bobo Brazil defeated Kintaro Oki for the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Stan Stasiak defeated Pedro Morales to win the WWWF World Heavyweight Title


Davenport, Iowa:
- Saloon match: The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Billy Francis beat Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Moose Morowski & Pierre Poisson
- Pedro Morales beat Roger Kirby dq


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George & Scott Casey defeated Crusher Blackwell & Buck Robley to win the Central States version of the NWA
World Tag Team Titles


Huntsville, Alabama:
- George Gulas, Bobby Eaton & Arvil Hutto win a tournament for the vacant NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Titles

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan defeated Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson to win the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Big Daddy Ritter (Junkyard Dog) defeated Alo Leilani to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Sterling Golden (Hulk Hogan) defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title 

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Bobo Brazil
- AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Super Destroyer Mark III
- Dick the Bruiser beat King Kong Brody
- Ernie Ladd dcor Billy Robinson
- Ox Baker dcor Wilbur Snyder
- The Crusher beat Paul Christy dq 
- Spike Huber drew Bobby Heenan
- Moose Cholak beat Tiny Hampton dq
- Jerry Graham Jr beat Ron Ritchie


Lexington, Kentucky:
- Terry Taylor defeated Buddy Landel for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bobby Fulton defeated Roger Kirby to win the NWA Central States Television Title 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Sonny Myers defeated Al Tomko for the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois:
- Road Warriors beat AWA Tag Team Champions Jim Garvin & Steve Regal dq
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Terry Gordy
- Strap Match: Jerry Blackwell beat Michael Hayes
- Paul Ellering drew Buddy Roberts
- Handicap match: Sgt. Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov & Chris Markoff
- Larry Zbyszko beat Kevin Kelly
- Scott Hall beat Bill Irwin
- Leon White beat Scott Irwin dq


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Al Madril & Brian Adidas defeated Lance Von Erich & The Dingo (Ultimate) Warrior for the World Class Championship
Wrestling World Tag Team Titles
- Tony Atlas defeated Crusher Yurkof (Bam Bam Bigelow) to win the World Class Television Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Robert Fuller & Brian Lee defeated Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne in a tournament final to win the USWA World Tag Team Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
- Dynamite Kansai defeated Cutie Suzuki in a tournament final to become the first JWP Project Openweight Champion


Nigata, Japan:
- El Samurai defeated Sabu to win the UWA World Junior Light-Heavyweight Title 

Reading, Pennsylvania:
- Akita Kaos defeated Crash the Terminator to win the PCW Heavyweight Title
- Chris Candido defeated Ray Odyssey to win the PCW Americas Heavyweight Title
- Reckless Youth defeated Ubas for the PCW Commonwealth Title

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Negro Casas defeated El Hijo del Santo in a tournament final to win the vacant NWA World Welterweight Title


Manila, Arkansas:
- The American Dragon (Bryan Danielson) and Spanky (Brian Kendrick) defeated The Triad (Seven (Kevin Fertig) and Thrash) to win the Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Tag Team Titles

North Richland Hills, Texas:
- Hotstuff Hernandez defeated Al Jackson to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

- The Masked Maniac defeated Chris Michaels to win the United States Extreme Wrestling United States Heavyweight Title


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Carly Colon defeated Ray Gonzalez for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


McDonough, Georgia:
- Mike Mizanin (The Miz) defeated Mike Knox in a tournament final to become the first Deep South Wrestling Heavyweight