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Daily pro wrestling history (12/16): Lex Luger wins WCW US Title

Lex Luger


Boston, Massachusetts:
 - John McMahon defeated H.M. Dufur to win the American Collar-and-Elbow Title


Humboldt, Iowa:
- Frank Gotch died on this date from kidney failure


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Black Guzman defeated Tarzan Lopez to win the NWA World Middleweight Title


Houston, Texas:
- Verne Gagne defeated Leo Newman to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
- George Flynn defeated Danno O'Connor for the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


San Francisco, California:
- Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Ray Villmer defeated Joe Dusek to win the NWA Central States Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Al Lolotai defeated The Zebra Kid (George Bollas) to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Mr. High and Mr. Low (Doug Gilbert and Dick Steinborn) defeated Art and Stan Neilson to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Crusher beat Moose Evans
- Rocky Hamilton beat Jack Lanza
- Larry Hennig beat Jack Allen
- Stan Kowalski beat John King


Indio, California:
- Edouard Carpentier won the World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Title by forfeit, when Bearcat Wright
no-showed a title defense


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Cowboy Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Bob Brown 2 falls to 1 
- Pat O’Connor drew The Viking 
- Terry Funk beat Chris Belkas 
- Lee Henning  and Jim Wehba (Skandar Akbar) beat Victor Rivera and Don Soto


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Mike DiBiase defeated The Viking to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Chicago, Illinois:
- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher dq
- Killer Kowalski beat Verne Gagne dq
- Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa
- Chris Markoff beat Jack Lanza
- Reggie Parks beat Joe Tomasso
- Doug Gilbert beat Igor Volkoff


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Mighty Atlas and Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Title 

Mobile, Alabama:
- Bob Kelly won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating The Wrestling Pro 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Bill Robinson defeated The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) for the Hawaii version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Ole Anderson defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA Florida Television Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- George Gordienko and Super Hawk defeated Danny Babich and Michel Martel for the Stampede International Tag Team Title


- Rock Riddle and John Tolos defeated Micky Doyle and Mando Lopez to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title


Los Angeles, California:
- The Canadian (Roddy Piper) won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title by defeating Chavo Guerrero


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Bobby Eaton and George Gulas defeated Gypsy Joe and Tojo Yamamoto for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Jackie Sato defeated Nancy Kumi to win the vacant WWWA World Singles Title 


St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Mike Rotundo defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final for the vacant NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Blue Panther defeated El Matematico for the UWA World Welterweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Hacksaw Higgins and Kareem Muhammad defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the Florida version of the NWA United States Tag Team Title 

Orlando, Florida:
- Bad News Allen defeated The Falcon to become the final NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Champion


Tokyo, Japan:
- Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen won the vacant AJPW Unified Tag Team Title


Rochester, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko dcor Unknown Soldier
- Paul Diamond & The Trooper beat Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed. Wrong man pinned)
- Amateur Rules Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Wayne Bloom dq


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen in a Bullrope match to win the NWA United States Title 
- Rick and Scott Steiner defeated The Great Muta and Mr. Saito to win the one night Pat O'Connell tag team tournament
- Sting defeated the Black Scorpion (Ric Flair) in a steel cage match


- The Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) defeated Emilio Charles, Jr. and El Satanico to win the vacant CMLL World Tag Team Title


Bremen, Germany:
- Ludwig Borga (Tony Halme) defeated Rambo to win the CWA title


Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- Thunder and Lightning won the WWC Tag Team Title by defeating The West Texas Rednecks (Barry and Kendall Windham) 


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Carlito defeated Jon Heidenreich to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
- Edge defeated Batista and The Undertaker to win the WWE Championship


New York, New York
- Kevin Steen retained the ROH World Title in a Ladder match over El Generico
- The Brisco Brothers defeated SCUM and Cedrick Alexander & Caprice Coleman to win the ROH Word Tag Team Titles
- The American Wolves defeated Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly
- Jay Lethal defeated Rhino
- Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin
- Michael Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn
- Matt Hardy defeated Adam Cole
- Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer

Brooklyn, New York
- Dolph Ziggler defeated John Cena in a Ladder match for the Money in the Bank contract
- Big Show defeated Sheamus to retain the World title in a chairs match
- Antonio Cesaro defeated R-Truth to retain the US title