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Daily pro wrestling history (12/29): Mankind wins the WWF World Title

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St. Louis, Missouri:
- Lou Thesz defeated Everett Marshall for the National Wrestling Association and Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Fritz Von Erich and Karl Von Schober defeated Whipper Billy Watson and Ilio DiPaolo for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles 

Amarillo, Texas:
- Bob Geigel defeated Roy Heffernan to win the NWA Southwest Heavyweight Title 


Fresno, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Enrique Torres and Ron Etchison to win the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Tiny Mills and Stan Kowalski defeated Whipper Billy Watson and Ilio DiPaolo for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Title 


Columbus, Ohio:
- Don Curtis defeated Karl Krauser (Karl Gotch) to win the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- Tarzan Tyler defeated Bob Orton to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Lafayette, Louisiana:
- Bob Kelly defeated Don Carson for the NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Title 


Dothan, Alabama:
- Rick Gibson defeated The Wrestling Pro for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Buddy Colt won the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Bob Armstrong 


San Francisco, California:
- Moondog Mayne defeated Pat Patterson for the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Don Greene and Bearcat Brown defeated The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:
- Fritz Von Erich defeated Blackjack Lanza for the WCCW American Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Crusaders (Dewey Robertson and Billy Red Lyons) defeated The Love Brothers (Reginald and Hartford Love) to win the Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Titles 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ron Fuller won a tournament final for the vacant Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Denver, Colorado:
- Death Match: The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon 
- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum 
- Pierre Poisson beat Larry Hennig dq 
- Peter Maivia beat Moose Morowski 


East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- At the AWA/NWA Star Wars Event; Stan Hansen defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel to win the title
- Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev dq
- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes dq
- Magnum TA beat Tully Blanchard


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Adrian Street defeated Wendell Cooley to win the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title


Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico:
- Askari El Gringo defeated El Hijo del Black Shadow for the World Wrestling Association World Lightweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Jerry Lynn defeated Ricky Rice to win the PWA Light Heavyweight Title 
- Ken Patera and Baron Von Raschke defeated The Punishers (Sledge and Hammer) for the PWA Tag Team Titles


New York City:
- Mikey Whipwreck pinned ECW World Television and World Tag Team Champion 2 Cold Scorpio to win both titles 
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman pinned Raven to retain the title


Nashville, Tennessee:
- In a tournament final, Eddie Guerrero pinned Diamond Dallas to win the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
- Lex Luger pinned The Giant 
- Roddy Piper defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hollywood Hulk Hogan in a non-title match


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Ultimo Dragon defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero to win the title 
- Booker T won the WCW World Television Title from Disco Inferno


Worcester, Massachusetts:
- Mankind (Mick Foley) defeated The Rock to win the WWF World Title 


Louisville, Kentucky:
- Doug Basham defeated Rip Rogers to win the OVW Heavyweight Title