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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/27): Randy Savage wins WWF title at WrestleMania IV

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1929

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnenberg beat Charles Hanson 

1952

Kansas City, Kansas:

- World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Enrique Torres in 2 out of 3 falls  

- World Junior Heavyweight Champion Danny McShain beat Al Massey in 2 out of 3 falls

- Jim Henry beat Frank Taylor 

- Ed “Gardenia” Faieta beat Babe Zaharias 

1953 

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Verne Gagne 

- Baron Michele Leone beat Ovila Asselin (Mr. Quebec) 

- Bill Longson beat Barney "The Chest" Bernard 

- Fuzzy Cupid and Sky Low Low beat "Gentleman" Jim Corbett and Farmer Pete  

- Joe Dusek and Karol Krauser drew 

- Pete Peterson beat Al Warshawski 

Columbus, Ohio:

- Ed Francis defeated Lou Klein for the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title

1959 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- Mighty Ursus and Shag Thomas defeated Maurice and Paul Vachon for the Stampede International Tag Team Title 

1961 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

- Guy and Joe Brunetti defeated Mitsu Arakawa and Mr. Moto to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Titles

 

1967 

Fort Worth, Texas:

- Fritz Von Erich won the NWA American Heavyweight Title by defeating Brute Bernard

1970 

Portland, Oregon:

- Frankie Laine and Moondog Mayne defeated Karl and Kurt Von Steiger to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1971

Portland, Oregon:

- Stan Stasiak defeated Dutch Savage to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- The Avengers (Jimmy Golden and Dennis Hall) defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles

1973 

Mobile, Alabama:

- The Mongol and The Rugged Russian (Pedro Godoy) defeated Bob Kelly and Ken Lucas to win the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team Titles

1974

Parade of Champions: San Antonio, Texas:

- NWA Champion Jack Brisco drew Dory Funk Jr

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Jose Lothario & Bob Orton Jr

- Blackjack Lanza & The Texan beat Black Angus & Ivan Putski

- Roger Kirby beat Texas Champion Great Mephisto dq

- Bob Roop drew Bull Ramos

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Non Title: Billy Robinson beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne

- Crusher & Ken Patera beat Larry Heiniemi & Billy Graham

- Ripper Collins drew Ed Francis

- Sam Steamboat beat Len Shelly dq

- Neff Maiava beat Tony Borne

- Oddjob Tosh Togo Sakata beat Peace Brother I

1982 

Bayamón, Puerto Rico:

- Invader I won the WWC North American Heavyweight Title from Bobby Jaggers 

1983

Asheville, North Carolina:

- Roddy Piper defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Television Title

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Private Nelson defeated Terry Kay for the NWA Canadian Television Title 

1985

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors no contest Dino Bravo & AWA Champion Rick Martel

- The Samoans beat Tony Parisi & Jacques Rougeau Jr

- Sailor White & Mad Dog Lefebvre beat Gino Brito Jr & Denis Goulet

- Jacques Rougeau Jr & Armand Rougeau beat Scott Duran & Rick Steiner

1988 

WWF WrestleMania IV: Atlantic City, New Jersey:

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: Ted Dibiase (w/ Andre the Giant & Virgil) pinned Jim Duggan 

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) defeated Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy 

  Martin) via disqualification 

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Ricky Steamboat 

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Butch Reed (w/ Slick) 

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) via count-out 

- WWF World Championship Tournament opening round: Jake Roberts fought Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a 15-minute time- limit draw 

- The Ultimate Warrior pinned Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) 

- WWF World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Hulk Hogan fought Andre the Giant (w/ Ted Dibiase & Virgil) to a double disqualification 

- WWF World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Ted Dibiase pinned Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) 

- WWF World Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart)

- Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart & Peggy Sue - WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri) via disqualification 

- WWF World Championship Tournament Semi Finals: Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated One Man Gang (w/ Slick) via disqualification 

- Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana to win the titles 

- WWF World Championship Tournament Finals: Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Andre the Giant) to win the title

WCW Clash of the Champions: Greenboro, North Carolina:

- Lex Luger and Barry Windham defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson to win the titles

- Ric Flair and Sting wrestled to a 45 minute time limit draw

- NWA United States Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby 

  Fulton and Tommy Rogers) by reverse decision to retain the title

- The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk with Paul Ellering) and Dusty Rhodes defeated Ivan Koloff and The Powers of Pain (The 

  Barbarian and The Warlord with Paul Jones) in a Barbed Wire match

Tokyo, Japan:

- Bruiser Brody pinned NWA International Champion Jumbo Tsuruta to win the title

- The Great Kabuki and Tiger Mask (Mistuharu Misawa) defeated Austin Idol and Tommy Rich

- Big Bubba Rogers pinned Shunji Takano

- Giant Baba and Hiroshi Wajima defeated Rusher Kimura and Goro Tsurumi

- Abdullah the Butcher and Tiger Jeet Singh defeated John Tenta and Yoshiaki Yatsu

- NWA United National and PWF World Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu defeated Stan Hansen by disqualification to 

  retain the titles

1991

Amarillo, Texas:

- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Dutch Mantell & Moondog Rex

- Dustin Rhodes pinned El Cubano

- Tommy Rich pinned Tim Horner

- WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

- Sting pinned Sid Vicious

- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated El Gigante via disqualification 

1992 

Dallas, Texas

- Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dark Patriot (Doug Gilbert) for the Global Wrestling Federation North American Heavyweight Title 

Chicago, Illinois:

- Richard Morton pinned Mike Graham (sub. for injured WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman)

- Big Van Vader defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell

- Terrence Taylor pinned Diamond Dallas Page 

- Ron Simmons & Big Josh defeated Mr. Hughes & Vinnie Vegas 

- Barry Windham & the Junkyard Dog (sub. for Dustin Rhodes) defeated Larry Zbyszko & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin 

- Cactus Jack pinned Johnny B. Badd

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

- WCW World Champion Sting defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude

1993

Saltville, Virginia:

- Jimmy Golden pinned Mike Sampson 

- Tim Horner defeated Bobby Eaton 

- Brian Lee pinned The Nightstalker 

- Tracy Smothers pinned SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy 

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Stan Lane & Tom Prichard via disqualification 

- Brian Lee won a battle royal

Charleston, West Virginia:

- Brad Armstrong fought Marcus Alexander Bagwell to a time-limit draw

- The Wrecking Crew defeated Johnny Gunn & Tom Zenk

- Ron Simmons defeated Shanghai Pierce

- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas

- Sting won an 11-man battle royal

1994

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling Queendom: Yokohama, Japan:

- AJW Junior Champion Candy Okutsu pinned Rie Tamada to retain the title

- Little Great Muta defeated Little Abdullah the Butcher

- AJW Tag Team Champions Miki Handa and Yasha Kurenai defeated Kaoru Ito and Tomoko Watanabe to retain the title

- Hikari Fukuoka pinned Chaparita Asari

- Megumi Kido and Nurse Nakamura defeated Suzuka Minami and Chikako Shiratori

- IWA World Women's Champion Manami Toyota pinned Plum Mariko to retain the title

- Reggie Bennett and Eagle Sawai defeated Takako Inoue and UWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Yumiko Hotta

- Etsuko Mita and AJW Singles Champion Mima Shimoda defeated JWP Tag Team Champions Mayumi Ozaki and Cutie Suzuki to win the title

- Dynamite Kansai pinned Sakie Hasegawa

- UWA World Women's Tag Team Champion Kyoko Inoue defeated All Pacific Champion Toshiyo Yamada by submission to win the title

- Akira Hokuto and Shinobu Kandori defeated WWWA World Singles Champion Aja Kong and Bull Nakano

Charleston, West Virginia:

- Brian Anderson defeated Craig Pittman

- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce

- WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman

- Ricky Steamboat & Arn Anderson defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma

- Sting defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match

- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated Vader via disqualification

1995 

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Scott Studd beat Ken Raper

- Spellbinder beat Moondog Rex

- Moondog Spot beat Chris Canyon

- Doug Gilbert beat Wolfie D

- Miss Texas beat Sweet Georgia Brown

- Marcus Dupree & Davey Haskins beat Crusher Bones & Jack Hammer

- USWA Champ Brian Christopher beat Gorgeous George III

- USWA Unified World Champ Bill Dundee beat Tommy Rich via DQ

- Wolfie D, Bill Dundee, Jerry Lawler, & Men on a Mission Mabel beat Doug Gilbert, Gorgeous George, Spellbinder, & Tommy Rich in an "elimination piledriver" match

1998

Mount Holly, New Jersey:

- Doug Gilbert won the vacant NWA National Heavyweight Title in a three-way match against Rocco Rock and Barry Windham

2004

Bolivar, Missouri:

- Takeshi Morishima regained the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Title by defeating Rick Steiner 

2005 

Tokyo, Japan:

- Minoru Fujita and Ikuto Hidaka defeated Alex Shelley and Spanky (Brian Kendrick) to win the vacant NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Titles

- C.W. Anderson defeated Kohei Sato to win the vacant NWA United National Heavyweight Title

- AWA World Heavyweight Champion Takao ÅŒmori defeated Steve Corino and Shinjiro Otani in a three-way elimination match to retain the title

2015 

ROH Supercard of Honor: Redwood City, California:

- Mark Briscoe defeated ACH

- Michael Elgin defeated Frankie Kazarian

- Matt Sydal def Tommaso Ciampa, Moose (w/ Stokley Hathaway & Veda Scott), Cedric Alexander, Caprice Coleman & Andrew Everett

- BJ Whitmer beat Jimmy Jacobs

- Roderick Strong beat Christopher Daniels

- reDRagon beat The Kingdom to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles

- Jay Lethal beat Jushin Liger

- Jay Briscoe beat Samoa Joe to retain the ROH World Title

NXT house show: San Jose, California:

- Hideo Itami pinned Tyler Breeze

- Jason Jordan pinned Bull Dempsey

- Bayley & Alexa Bliss defeated Dana Brooke & Becky Lynch

- Solomon Crowe defeated Kalisto

- Baron Corbin pinned Rhyno

- WWE NXT Tag Team champs Murphy and Blake defeated The Vaudevillains and Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady

- WWE NXT Women's champion Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte

- Finn Balor pinned Adrian Neville