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Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/30): Vader wins WCW World title



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 Titles


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 Titles


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 Titles


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:
- Billy Joe Travis beat The Spoiler
- Tracy Smothers beat Tony Falk
- Tojo Yamamoto beat Tom Branch
- Koko Ware beat Pat Rose
- The Fantastics beat The Blade Runners via DQ
- Rick Casey beat Dutch Mantel
- Bill Dundee pinned Jerry Lawler in a no DQ hair vs. loser leaves town match to win the Southern Title (both Dundee’s and his wife’s hair were at stake)

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


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Paul Lee in an impromptu $500 challenge
- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Scott Steiner to a draw
- Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Van Hammer & El Gigante
- WCW Tag Team Champions Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via disqualification


Baltimore, Maryland:
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Tex Slazenger
- Erik Watts pinned Vinnie Vegas
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Scotty Flamingo in the 3rd round of a boxing match
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton 
- Sting defeated Steve Austin
- Barry Windham defeated Dustin Rhodes via disqualification
- Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title


Columbia, South Carolina:
- Arn Anderson defeated Shanghai Pierce
- Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs
- Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal
- Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated Vader & WCW International World Champion Rick Rude via disqualification
- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin
- Ricky Steamboat won a battle royal


SMW Christmas Chaos: Ashland, Kentucky:
- Tracy Smothers defeated Bryant Anderson in an I Quit match
- The Buddha defeated the Executioner
- Cactus Jack defeated Chris Candido in a falls count anywhere match
- Buddy Landeld defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy via disqualification
- Bobby Blaze, SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated D-Lo Brown, New Jack & Mustafa

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


ROH Final Battle: New York City:
- Jigsaw & Ruckus (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Bobby Fish & Matt Cross 
- Larry Sweeney (w/ Sara Del Ray, Bobby Dempsey, Daniel Puder, & Tank Toland) pinned Claudio Castagnoli 
- Jack Evans pinned Necro Butcher 
- Naomichi Marufuji pinned Davey Richards 
- Adam Pearce, BJ Whitmer, & Brent Albright (w/ Shane Hagadorn) defeated Delirious, Kevin Steen, & El Generico 
- Rocky Romero defeated ROH Top of the Class Trophy Winner Ernie Osiris
- Erick Stevens pinned FIP World Champion Roderick Strong to win the title 
- Bryan Danielson defeated Chris Hero (w/ Larry Sweeney, Tank Toland, Bobby Dempsey, & Sara Del Ray), Austin Aries, and Takeshi Morishima in an elimination match 
- Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black (w/ Lacey) defeated ROH Tag Team Champions Mark & Jay Briscoe (w/ Daizee Haze) to win the titles