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Daily Pro Wrestling History (2/14): Austin vs. McMahon steel cage match

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1935

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Jim Browning 
- Otto Kuss beat Tommy Marvin 
- Bronko Nagurski beat Joe Cox

1945

Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ken Fenelon 2 out of 3 falls
- Bill Kuusisto beat Jerry Meeker in 2 out of 3 falls
- Kurt Von Zuppi defeated Jim Lefkis 

1957

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- "Whipper" Billy Watson and Yukon Eric wrestled The Miller Brothers (Bill and Ed) to a draw 
- Killer Kowalski defeated Ilio DiPaolo 
- Dick Hutton and Pat O'Connor wrestled to a draw
- The Brunetti Brothers (Guy and Joe) beat the Gallagher Brothers (Doc and Mike)

1958

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- United States Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne and Don Curtis wrestled to a one hour draw
- Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel by dq
- Baron Von Krupp beat Danny O’Shocker 
- Rip Hawk and Bull Montana went to a draw

1961

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski (a fan hit Kiniski with a chair)
- Wilbur Snyder beat Roy McClarty 
- Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Nick Roberts 
- Len Montana drew Jim Hady 
- Joe Scarpello beat Bob Rassmussen

1974

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Reggie Parks defeated Tokyo Joe
- Don Fargo defeated Omar Atlas
- Harley Race defeated Bob Brown in a Texas death match
- Jim Brunzell & Mike George defeated Baron Scicluna & Bob Orton
- Andre the Giant & The Viking defeated Lord Alfred Hayes & Roger Kirby

1983

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Kenya Condori pinned Bobby Fulton
- Mid American title tournament match: Sweet Brown Sugar pinned Sabu
- Mid American title tournament match: Jesse Barr drew Dutch Mantel and advanced in the tournament via coin flip
- Mid American title tournament match: Bobby Eaton pinned King Cobra
- Mid American title tournament match: Bill Dundee beat Apocalypse via forfeit
- The Fabulous Ones beat U.S. Tag Champs The Executioners via DQ
- Mid American title tournament match: Bobby Eaton beat Bill Dundee via DQ
- Mid American title tournament match: Sweet Brown Sugar pinned Jesse Barr
- Jerry Lawler and AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a double countout
- Terry Taylor beat Jacques Rougeau to win Southern Title
- Mid American title tournament match: Bobby Eaton beat Sweet Brown Sugar in a tournament final to win Mid American title

1984

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq
- Jos Leduc beat Buzz Sawyer in a Mad Dog match where anything goes
- Zambuie Express beat Koko Ware & Norvell Austin to win the Southern Tag Team titles
- Dutch Mantell & Bugsy McGraw beat Randy Savage & Angelo Poffo & Jimmy Hart in a handicap match
- Brett Sawyer beat Rick Rude by dq

1994

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Del Rios beat Skull Von Crush
- Mike Anthony beat Ken Wayne via DQ
- Robert Gibson drew Koko B. Ware
- Wolfie D beat JC Ice in a hubcap on a pole match
- Brian Christopher beat Doug Gilbert to win the USWA Title in a hair vs. title match
- Eddie Gilbert beat Jerry Lawler via countout to win the USWA Unified World Title
- Moondogs Spot & Rex went to a no contest with Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher

1996 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Spellbinder pinned Motley Cruz 
- USWA Women's Champ Miss Texas pinned Tasha Simone 
- Doug Gilbert pinned Tex Slazenger in a bullrope match
- Jesse James Armstrong & Tracy Smothers beat PG-13 to win the USWA Tag Team titles
- Brian Christopher pinned Tommy Rich to win the USWA Title
- Spellbinder won a battle royal
- Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett beat The Undertaker & Bret Hart via DQ

1999

WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre | Memphis, Tennessee:
- Steve Austin defeated Vince McMahon in a steel cage match
- WWF Champion Mankind and Rocky Maivia in a Last Man Standing match ended in a draw
- World Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Mark Henry & D'Lo Brown 

2010

TNA Against All Odds | Orlando, Florida
- Nasty Boys defeated Team 3-D
- TNA champion AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe
- 8 Card Stud tournament finals: D'Angelo Dinero pinned Mr. Anderson

2015

NJPW New Beginning | Sendai, Japan:
- Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish (ReDRagon) defeated Jay White & Tiger Mask IV
- Mascara Dorada, Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA defeated Kenny Omega, Nick & Matt Jackson
- NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Chase Owens
- NWA Heavyweight Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Rob Conway
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata defeated Tama Tonga, Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson
- Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale
- NEVER Openweight Champion Tomohiro Ishii defeated Tomoaki Honma
- IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Yuji Nagata

2020

NXT TakeOver | Portland, Oregon:
- North American Champion Keith Lee pinned Dominik Dijakovic
- Dakota Kai pinned Tegan Nox in a street fight 
- Finn Balor pinned Johnny Gargano 
- NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley pinned Bianca Belair
- Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne beat Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly to win the NXT tag team titles 
- NXT Champion Adam Cole pinned Tommaso Ciampa