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Daily pro wrestling history (12/30): Big Van Vader wins WCW World Title

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San Francisco, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe won the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Title by defeating Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert


Portland, Oregon:
- Henry Lenz and Kurt Von Poppenheim defeated Bill Savage and Buck Weaver to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Portland, Oregon:
- Paul Jones defeated Tony Borne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bobby and Lee Fields defeated The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) to win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title


Detroit, Michigan:
- The Sheik defeated Bobo Brazil for the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens for the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) beat Larry Hennig
- Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski
- Bob Bruggers beat Blackjack Daniels
- Ric Flair drew George Gadaski


- Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Rock Riddle and John Tolos to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title


St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Terry Funk defeated Dick Slater for the NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dick Murdoch defeated Buck Robley to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Terry Taylor defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Dundee defeated Jerry Lawler for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Tim Horner won the Southeastern version NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title from Ken Timbs


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Dos Caras defeated Canek to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Cactus Jack defeated Eric Embry for the World Class Light Heavyweight Title 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Makhan Singh (Mike Shaw) and Vokhan Singh (Gary Albright) defeated The British Bulldogs (The Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- King Cobra defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 

Augusta, Maine:
- The Lethal Weapons (Dennis Condrey and Doug Gilbert) defeated Phil Apollo and Vic Steamboat (subbing for Eric Sbraccia) to win the International Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title


Mexico City, Mexico:
Negro Casas & Hector Garza defeated Satanico & Arkangel de la Muerte to win the CMLL Torneo Gran Alternativa


Galt, California:
- Christopher Daniels defeated Donovan Morgan in the finals of the first-ever King of the Indies Tournament


Laredo, Texas: 
- Rey Mysterio defeated Tajiri to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title 


Guangzhou, China:
- Steve Williams defeated Terry Taylor to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title


New York City:
- The Age of The Fall, (Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs) defeated ROH Tag Team champions, The Briscoes to win the titles
- Erick Stevens pinned Roderick Strong to win the FIP championship