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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/04): Lex Luger wins WCW title from Hollywood Hogan

Luger ended Hogan's World title reign before dropping it back at Road Wild.


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Fritz Von Erich defeated Johnny Valentine to win the NWA American Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham by DQ
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Wahoo McDaniel & Ken Patera in 2 out of 3 falls
- Ivan Koloff beat Billy Red Cloud
- Bob Bruggers beat Larry Heiniemi by DQ


Tokyo, Japan:
- Seji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeated Tiger Jeet & Gama Singh to win the National Wrestling Federation Asian Tag Team Titles


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne
- Billy Robinson beat Super Destroyer Mark II by countout
- Steve Olsonoski beat Bobby Duncum


Tokyo, Japan:
- Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Riki Choshu via countout to win the WWF International Heavyweight Title


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Super Medics I & III defeated Invaders I & III to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Inglewood, California:
- Sting defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo via disqualification
- Steve Williams defeated Rick Steiner
- Jimmy Garvin pinned Kevin Sullivan
- Larry Zbyszko fought Dick Murdoch to a double count-out
- Nikita Koloff pinned Al Perez in a Russian Chain Match
- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated Jim Cornette, NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a bunkhouse match
- Rick Steiner pinned Jose Rossa
- Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Paul Ellering, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames


Dallas, Texas:
- Cactus Jack & Scott Braddock defeated Jeff Jarrett & Matt Borne for the World Class Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Tommy Rich defeated Bill Irwin
- Brian Pillman & Johnny Ace defeated Ron Simmons & Al Greene
- The New Zealand Militia defeated the Ding Dongs
- Norman defeated Steve Casey
- NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Rick Steiner
- Scott Steiner won a battle royal
- Steve Williams & the Road Warriors defeated Terry Gordy & the Samoan Swat Team
- The Great Muta defeated Sting
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Lance Idol & Rick Valentine defeated Super Medics I & III to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Scotty Flamingo defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Greg Valentine
- Dan Spivey & Dick Slater defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk
- Nikita Koloff defeated Cactus Jack
- Sting defeated Super Invader
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Terry Gordy in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated Big Van Vader via disqualification


SMW SuperBowl of Wrestling: Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Brian Armstrong defeated D-Lo Brown
- The Headbangers defeated Flash Flannagan & Chris Michaels
- USWA Tag Team Champions PG-13 defeated Jackie Fulton & Curtis Thompson
- The Punisher defeated Bob Armstrong
- Al Snow defeated Midwest Territorial Champion Marty Jannetty at 28:35 to win the title
- NWA World Champion Dan Severan defeated Bobby Blaze
- Terry Gordy & Tommy Rich defeated Boo Bradley & the Mongolian Stomper
- Brad Armstrong pinned USWA Heavyweight Champion Billy Jack Haynes to win the title
- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Unabomb (w/ Midwest Territorial Champion Al Snow)
- Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated SMW Tag Team Champions the Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers to win the titles
- WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Buddy Landel (w/ Jim Cornette)


WCW Monday Nitro: Auburn Hills, Michigan:
- Curt Hennig pinned Mortis (w/ James Vandenburg)
- WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra McMichael) & Dean Malenko defeated Hector & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- The Giant defeated Scott D'Amore, Lenny Lane, & Joey Maggs in a handicap match
- Public Enemy defeated High Voltage
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Alex Wright pinned Scotty Riggs
- Chris Benoit defeated Syxx via disqualification
- Booker T (w/ Stevie Ray) pinned Vincent
- Wrath (w/ James Vandenburg) pinned the Barbarian
- Konnan defeated Psychosis (w/ Sonny Onoo)
- Glacier & Ernest Miller defeated Silver King & Damien
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair via disqualification
- Villano IV & V defeated Hector Garza & Lizmark Jr
- Lex Luger defeated Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Heavyweight Title


NJPW G1 Climax: Tokyo, Japan:
- Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura beat Tama Tonga & Yujiro Takahashi
- Minoru Suzuki & Taichi & Desperado beat Michael Elgin & Tiger Mask & Hirai Kawato
- Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Seiya Sanada & Bushi
- Juice Robinson & David Finlay beat Kenny Omega & Chase Owens
- Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano beat Evil & Hiromu Takahashi
- Kota Ibushi pinned Yuji Nagata
- Bad Luck Fale pinned Tomohiro Ishii
- Hirooki Goto pinned Yoshi-Hashi
- Tetsuya Naito pinned Zack Sabre Jr.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Togi Makabe


NJPW G1 Climax: Osaka, Japan:
- Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa beat Yoshi-Hashi & Sho
- Minoru Suzuki & Desperado beat Hangman Page & Chase Owens
- Jay White & Yoh beat Togi Makabe & Toa Henare
- Michael Elgin & David Finlay beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shota Umino
- Evil & Bushi beat Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
- Seiya Sanada beat Toru Yano via count out
- Hirooki Goto beat Tama Tonga via DQ
- Zack Sabre Jr. beat Juice Robinson
- Tomohiro Ishii pinned Kenny Omega
- Kota Ibushi pinned Tetsuya Naito