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Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/29): Mick Foley wins his first WWF World title



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 by DQ
- Peter Maivia beat Moose Morowski 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton & Sonny King beat Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe
- Tommy Gilbert beat The Angel via DQ
- Tony Charles beat Bill Irwin
- Jimmy Valiant beat Carl Fergie
- Tony Charles, Ricky Morton, Carl Fergie, Sonny King, & Tommy Gilbert beat Jimmy Valiant, Tojo Yamamoto, Bill Irwin, Gypsy Joe, & The Angel
- Southern Tag Champs Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee beat Guy Mitchell & Roger Kirby in a "loser leaves town" match
- Jerry Lawler pinned The Dream Machine (as a result, Lawler received a match with Jimmy Hart)
- Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Hart via DQ


AWA/NWA Night of Champions II: East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- Stan Hansen defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel to win the title
- Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev by DQ
- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ
- Magnum TA beat Tully Blanchard
- Handicap Match: Sgt. Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov & Chris Markoff
- Rock & Roll Express beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
- Buddy Roberts beat Paul Ellering by DQ
- Carlos Colon beat Konga The Barbarian
- Sherri Martel beat Debbie Combs
- Little Tokyo beat Cowboy Lang
- Ron Bass beat JJ Dillon


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jonathon Boyd beat John Paul
- Paul Diamond beat Tojo Yamamoto in an I quit match
- Jerry Bryant & Lou Winston beat Buddy Wayne & Don Bass 
- Pat Tanaka beat Tony Burton
- Tracy Smothers beat Boy Tony via DQ in a "loser wears panties" match
- Emily Arthur beat Downtown Bruno via countout
- Southern Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll RPMs NC Billy Joe Travis & Jeff Jarrett
- Soul Train Jones beat Goliath 
- Austin Idol beat Big Bubba via DQ
- Jerry Lawler TKO Tommy Rich

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

Fayetteville, North Carolina:
- Baron Von Raschke defeated Shaska Whatley (sub. for the Barbarian) in a Texas Death Match
- NWA Tag Team Champion Rick Rude (sub. for Shaska Whatley) pinned Jimmy Valiant in under a minute
- Ron Garvin defeated Bill Dundee
- Brad Armstrong defeated Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
- Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev in a steel cage match

Inglewood, California:
- Sam Houston pinned Teijo Khan
- Todd Champion defeated Ken Timbs
- Dick Murdoch pinned the Warlord with a roll up
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ole & Arn Anderson when Morton pinned Ole with a sunset flip into the ring
- The Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima defeated the MOD Squad
- NWA Six-Man Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey (w/ Jim Cornette) via disqualification
- Dusty Rhodes & NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard 
- Road Warrior Hawk (w/ Paul Ellering) won a Bunkhouse Stampede 


Richmond, Virginia:
- The New Zealand Militia defeated Tommy Rich & Ranger Ross
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Hector Guerrero
- Brian Pillman defeated Michael Hayes via disqualification 
- Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace
- The Road Warriors, NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom & the Wild Samoans
- Sting, Ole & Arn Anderson defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & the Dragon Master
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification


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


WCW Starcade: Norfolk, Virginia: 
- Lethal Lottery: Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Jim Garvin defeated Michael Hayes & WCW US Tag Team Champion Tracy Smothers 
- Lethal Lottery: WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Big Josh & Van Hammer 
- Lethal Lottery: Richard Morton & WCW Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyzsko (w/ Madusa) & El Gigante 
- Lethal Lottery: Bill Kazmaier & WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Graham 
- Lethal Lottery: WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) & Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk & Terrance Taylor 
- Lethal Lottery: WCW Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion defeated Cactus Jack & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker 
- Lethal Lottery: Sting & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton 
- Lethal Lottery: Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes defeated Rick Steiner & the Nightstalker (sub. for the Diamond Studd) 
- Lethal Lottery: Scott Steiner & Firebreaker Chip defeated Johnny B. Badd & Arachnaman 
- Lethal Lottery: Ron Simmons & Thomas Rich defeated PN News & WCW US Tag Team Champion Steve Armstrong 
- Sting won a 2-ring 20-man Battlebowl 

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


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Vinnie Vegas
- Madusa defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a 5-minute challenge
- Erik Watts defeated Tex Slazenger
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Scotty Flamingo in a boxing match
- Barry Windham pinned Dustin Rhodes 
- Sting & the Great Muta defeated Big Van Vader & NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono 
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Jushin Liger & Kensuke Sasaki


SMW Christmas Chaos: Erlanger, Kentucky:
- Sean Casey pinned Brian Taylor
- Tracy Smothers beat Bryant Anderson in an "I quit" match
- Cactus Jack pinned Chris Candido in a "falls count anywhere" match
- Buddy Landel beat SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy via DQ
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Gangstas 
- Cactus Jack won a Smoky Mountain rumble


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


WCW Starcade: Nashville, Tennessee:
- Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito defeated Jerrito Estrada & Piratita Morgan 
- J Crown Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko to win the title 
- Jushin Liger pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a Liger Bomb 
- Jeff Jarrett pinned Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) in a No DQ match 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated Meng & the Barbarian 
- WCW US Championship Tournament Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned Diamond Dallas Page 
- 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