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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/11): Dory Funk Jr. wins NWA World title

Funk won the title from Gene Kiniski on this day in 1969.


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Tarzan Lopez defeated Black Guzman to win the NWA World Middleweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Dory Funk Jr. defeated Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Heavyweight Title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- NWA Title: Dory Funk Jr defeated Johnny Valentine
- The Sheik no contest Tony Marino
- Bulldog Brower defeated Big Mike Loren
- Pampero Firpo defeated Ivan Kalmikoff
- Tony Parisi/Dominic Denucci defeated Killer Brooks/Great Kabooki by DQ
- Lord Athol Layton/The Beast beat Eric the Red/Big Brutus by DQ
- Tex McKenzie/Luis Martinez beat Butcher Vachon/Bull Gregory
- Haystack Calhoun/Fred Curry wrestled Lee Henning/Dandy Dan Miller to a draw
- Kurt Von Hess/Karl Von Schotz wrestled Sweet Daddy Siki/Mighty Igor to a draw


Fort Myers, Florida:
- Bob Roop defeated Jos LeDuc 
- Lights Out Match: The Patriots defeated Frank Hester & Tony Charles 
- Mitsu Yoshida & Hiro Matsuda defeated The Red Shadows 
- Ricky Fields drew The Spider 
- The Great Malenko defeated George McCreary


St. Louis, Missouri:
- NWA Champion Harley Race beat Superstar Billy Graham by DQ
- Dory Funk Jr & Pat O'Connor beat Shohei Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenyru
- Dick the Bruiser beat Roger Kirby & Ivan Koloff
- Ernie Ladd beat Guy Mitchell
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Moose Morowski & Bennie Ramirez
- Akio Sato beat Paul Christy


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Shohei Giant Baba beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu
- The Crusher no contest Super Destroyer Mark II
- Billy Robinson beat Cecil Dubois
- Iron Sheik beat Caesar Pabon
- Juan Valez beat Fernando Torres


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton beat Buddy Wayne
- Steve Regal beat Jerry Bryant
- Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Sonny King & Sugar Bear Harris via DQ
- Paul Ellering & Ali Hassan beat Bill Dundee & Jimmy Valiant
- Ken Lucas & Billy Robinson beat The Assassins via countout


St. Louis, Missouri: Checkerdome (Attendance: 16,695)
- NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a one-hour draw with King Kong Brody
- Giant Baba defeated Harley Race for the PWF title
- Missouri Champion Kerry Von Erich defeated Greg Valentine
- Cowboy Bob Orton and Dick Murdoch defeated Dick the Bruiser and Bulldog Bob Brown 
- Butch Reed defeated Bobby Duncum
- Ken Patera defeated Ox Baker
- Rick Martel, Bill Cody and Buzz Tyler defeated Kim Duk, Dewey Robertson and Crusher Ayala 
- Roger Kirby defeated Manny Fernandez

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Intercontinental Champion Magnificent Muraco in a Texas Death Match 


Boston, Massachusetts:
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Pete Doherty 
- Tony Garea defeated Fred Marzino 
- Paul Orndorff defeated Chief Jay Strongbow 
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan (sub. for Bob Backlund) pinned the Iron Sheik in a Texas Death Match
- Andre the Giant, WWF Tag Team Champions Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson defeated Sgt. Slaughter, Mr. Fuji, & Tiger Chung Lee 
- B. Brian Blair defeated Rene Goulet at 9:49
- Tiger Jackson & the Haiti Kid defeated Dana Carpenter & Pancho Boy
- Tito Santana defeated the Magnificent Muraco to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 


Memphis, TN
- Lanny Poffo & Tojo Yamamoto beat Joe Lightfoot & Mr. Wrestling via DQ
- Brad & Mark Batten beat Plowboy Frazier in a handicap match (If the Battens had lost they'd have lost their hair)
- Steve Constance & Tim Ashley beat The Nightmares in a back alley street brawl match
- Randy Savage beat Adrian Street via DQ
- Jimmy Valiant beat Mike Sharpe to win the Mid-America Title
- The Terminators beat The Dirty White Boys
- Steve Keirn beat Intern #1
- Jerry Lawler pinned Eddie Gilbert to win the Southern Title (Gilbert's manager Jimmy Hart had to leave town as a result)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Dino Bravo beat King Tonga to regain the International Title  
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Jos Leduc & Gino Brito Sr


Beckley, West Virginia:
- Killer Kyle defeated Robbie Eagle 
- Tim Horner defeated the Nightstalker 
- SMW Heavyweight Champion The Dirty White Boy defeated Tracy Smothers via disqualification 
- Bobby Eaton & SMW Tag Team Champion Tom Prichard fought Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden to a double disqualification
- SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson


WCW WCW SuperBrawl: St. Petersburg, Florida:
- The Road Warriors defeated Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck
- Hugh Morrus defeated Chris Kanyon
- Big Bubba & VK Wallstreet defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & Joey Maggs
- Jim Duggan fought Loch Ness (w/ Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Hart) to a no contest 
- The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy 
- WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd (w/ Kimberly) pinned Diamond Dallas Page a
- WCW Tag Team Champions Sting & Lex Luger defeated Harlem Heat 
- Mexican & WCW US Champion Konnan pinned the One Man Gang 
- Kevin Sullivan (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Brian Pillman in an I Quit strap match 
- Arn Anderson fought Kevin Sullivan to a no contest in an I Quit strap match
- World Tag Team Champions Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Road Warriors
- Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage in a steel cage match to win the WCW World Title
- Hulk Hogan defeated The Giant (Big Show) in a steel cage match


NJPW The New Beginning: Osaka, Japan:
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the title
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight TagTeam Championship:  The Young Bucks defeated Time Splitters and ReDRagon to retain the titles
- IWGP Tag Team Championship: Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson defeated Katsuyori Shibata & Hirooki Goto to retain the titles
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the title

WWE NXT Takeover: Rival: Winter Park, Florida:
- Hideo Itami defeated Tyler Breeze

- Baron Corbin defeated Bull Dempsey in a no DQ match

- WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy defeated The Lucha Dragons to retain the titles

- Finn Balor defeated Adrian Neville

- WWE NXT Women's Championship: Sasha Banks became new champion by defeating Charlotte, Bayley and Becky Lynch

- WWE NXT Championship: Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn to become new champion


NJPW The New Beginning: Osaka, Japan:
- Jushin Liger, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Taka Michinoku, Takashi Iizuka & Minoru Suzuki by DQ
- EVIL & SANADA defeated Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida
- Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Shingo Takagi defeated Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado 
- Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens defeated YOSHI-HASHI & Tomoaki Honma 
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defeated Toru Yano & Togi Makabe
- Taiji Ishimori defeated Ryusuke Taguchi to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
- Kazuchika Okada defeated Bad Luck Fale
- Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship