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Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/01): Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi

The two battled in a classic match for Ring of Honor on this day in 2005.
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1929

St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Dick Shikat beat Frank Brunowicz

1953

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Lenny Montana defeated Dave Sims to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1957

Nashville, Tennessee:
- Tor Yamata defeated Cyclone Anaya for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title

1972

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski & Andre the Giant
- Ray Stevens beat Dr. X by DQ
- George Scott beat Dick Murdoch by DQ

1976

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Rick Gibson defeated Bulldog Bob Brown to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1977

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum
- Super Destroyer beat Bob Backlund
- Chris Markoff & Roger Kirby beat Ray Stevens & Reggie Parks

Rockford, Illinois:
- Billy Robinson beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- Angelo Mosca beat Larry Hennig
- Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant beat Wilbur Snyder & Sailor Art Thomas
- Buddy Wolff drew Jan Nelson

1986

Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers defeated the Barbarian & Gary Royal
- Manny Fernandez defeated Baron Von Raschke
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated the Barbarian
- Brad Armstrong defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Ivan Koloff
- Magnum TA defeated Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ole & Arn Anderson
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Murdoch

1988

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada:
- Rick Steiner fought Larry Zbyzsko to a time-limit draw
- The Sheepherders defeated Ron Ritchie & Bill Cody
- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda pinned the Italian Stallion
- Ivan Koloff pinned Russian Assassin #2
- Nikita Koloff defeated Russian Assassin #1 via disqualification
- Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers
- Sting & Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA US Champion Barry Windham via disqualification

1989

Rochester, Minnesota:
- The Destruction Crew defeated Greg Gagne & Paul Diamond in a tournament final to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Greg Gagne & Paul Diamond defeated Mike George & Johnnie Stewart
- The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom) defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Baron Von Raschke
- Wendi Richter beat Candi Divine by DQ

Rochester, New York:
- Eddie Gilbert defeated the Cuban Assassin
- Tom Zenk defeated Norman
- Dan Spivey defeated Johnny Ace
- Steve Williams defeated Mike Rotunda
- The Road Warriors defeated the New Zealand Militia
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich
- NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk

1992

Altoona, Pennsylvania:
- Erik Watts defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Shane Douglas defeated Dick Slater
- Steve Austin defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- The Barbarian defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Barry Windham
- Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong
- Scott Steiner & Tom Zenk defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- Jake Roberts & WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting & WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated Cactus Jack

1993

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Terry Funk defeated Jimmy Snuka in a steel cage match to win the ECW Television Title

Paintsville, KY
- Tim Horner beat Chris Candido in a country whipping match
- Steve & Scott Armstrong beat Ron & Don Harris
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey)
- Tracy Smothers beat SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ
- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Ice Train defeated Dick Slater
- Arn Anderson defeated Bobby Eaton
- WCW Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes & the Shockmaster defeated Harlem Heat
- Sting defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification
- World Champion Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair

1994

Morristown, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers drew Bryant Anderson
- Boo Bradley pinned Lance Storm
- SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy pinned Bruiser Bedlam in a strap match
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Gangstas

1995

- Jim Neidhart defeated Corporal Punishment for the MEWF Heavyweight Title
- Chad Austin defeated Raven for the MEWF Mid-Atlantic Title

2000

ECW Anarchy Rulz: St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Nova defeated Bilvis Wesley
- Danny Doring and Roadkill defeated The Bad Street Boys (Christian York and Joey Matthews)
- Kid Kash (with Joel Gertner) defeated EZ Money (with Cyrus, Elektra, Julio Dinero and Chris Hamrick)
- Joel Gertner defeated Cyrus
- Da Baldies (Angel and Tony DeVito) defeated Balls Mahoney and Chilly Willy
- Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) defeated C.W. Anderson
- The FBI defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri & Mikey Whipwreck to retain the ECW World Tag Titles
- Rhino beat Rob Van Dam to retain the TV Title
- Jerry Lynn won the ECW World Heavyweight Title from Justin Credible

2005

ROH Joe vs. Kobashi: New York City, New York:

- Claudio Castagnoli defeated Colt Cabana

- Christopher Daniels defeats Azrieal and Matt Sydal in a three-way match

- Sal Rinauro & Tony Mamaluke defeated BJ Whitmer & Jimmy Jacobs to win the ROH Tag Team titles

- ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Jay Lethal to retain his title

- Roderick Strong defeats Jimmy Rave

- Ricky Reyes defeated Pelle Primeau

- James Gibson defeated Jimmy Yang

- Jack Evans defeated Homicide

- Kenta Kobashi defeated Samoa Joe