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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/27): Shane Douglas wins, throws down NWA title

Extreme Championship Wrestling was born on this day in 1994.


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Dick Shikat beat Rudy Dusek
- Ghafoor Khan beat John Spellman
- Jim Clinstock drew Hans Steinke
- Lloyd Burdick beat Firpo Wilcox


- Rikidozan beat Lou Thesz to win the International title


St. Louis, Missouri:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O'Connor beat Rip Hawk
- Lou Thesz beat Kinji Shibuya by dq
- Bob Ellis and Thor Hagen defeated Rock Hunter and Otto Von Krupp in 2 out of 3 falls
- Ray Gordon and Tommy O'Toole went to a time limit draw


Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Lawman won an eight man battle royal
- Bob Geigel fought Rocky Hamilton to a double DQ
- Mike DiBiase defeated Sailor Art Thomas


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Nick Kozak & Dick Steinborn defeated Billy Hines & Bad Boy Hines to win the Southern Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Larry Hennig & Mad Dog Vachon
- Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Alaskan & Big K
- Killer Kowalski beat Moose Cholak


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Roger Kirby fought The Viking to a draw
- Rufus R. Jones & Danny Little Bear defeated Harley Race & Baron Von Raschke in three falls


Los Angeles, California:
- Fred Blassie beat John Tolos in 2 of 3 falls
- Black Gordman and Goliath beat Mr. “Masa” Saito and Kinji Shibuya to capture the Americas Tag Team Titles
- The Shiek defeated Bobo Brazil
- Peter Maivia beat Dutch Savage
- El Gran Lothario defeated Ripper Collins
- “Cowboy” Frankie Laine beat Paul DeMarco


St Paul, Minnesota:
- Red Bastien, Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat Dusty Rhodes, Larry Hennig & Nick Bockwinkel
- Ray Stevens beat Dr X dq
- Ivan Koloff beat Don Muraco
- Hans Hermann beat Bull Bullinski


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ernie Baker defeated Ox Baker to win the Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois:
- In a cage match: AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a no contest with Andre The Giant
- Wilbur Snyder & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon & Ox Baker
- Moose Cholak beat Buddy Wolff
- Peter Maivia beat Kim Duk
- Art Thomas beat Bounty Hunter I by dq
- Pepper Gomez beat Johnny Starr


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Canek beat Lou Thesz to become the UWA heavyweight champion


Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a 60 minute draw with Jerry Lawler
- Bill Dundee beat Ron Bass to win the Southern Title
- Tommy Gilbert & Terry "The Hulk" Boulder beat Southern Tag Team Champions Wayne Farris & Larry Latham by dq
- Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes beat Steve Regal & Ricky Morton
- Ken Wayne & Buddy Wayne drew Eddie Gilbert & Dallas Montgomery


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Missouri Champion Dick The Bruiser defeated Harley Race by dq
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Greg Valentine (sub for John Studd)
- Dewey Robertson defeated Roger Kirby
- Hercules Hernandez and Kim Duk draw Omar Atlas and Mark Romero
- Manny Fernandez defeated Tapu
- Mike George defeated The Great Tio
- Spike Huber and Buzz Tyler defeated Tom Andrews and Jim Lancaster

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tito Santana & Rick Martel
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens
- Nick Bockwinkel & Jesse Ventura beat Otto Wanz & Baron Von Raschke
- Brad Rheingans & Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan & Jacques Goulet


Chicago, Illinois:
- Hulk Hogan beat Mr Saito by dq
- AWA Tag Team Champions Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera beat Mad Dog Vachon & Steve Olsonoski (sub Baron Von Raschke)
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Blackjack Lanza
- Bobby Heenan beat AWA Light Heavyweight champion Buck Zumhofe in a non-title match
- Jim Brunzell went to a no contest with David Shults
- Greg Gagne beat Bill White


Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Rip Morgan & The Sheepherders defeated Kendall Windham, Ron Simmons, & the Italian Stallion
- Ricky Morton defeated Cruel Connection #1
- Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez in a chain match
- Dusty Rhodes & Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham & Larry Zbyzsko
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to a no contest
- The Road Warriors, Jimmy Garvin, Brad Armstrong, & Steve Williams defeated Kevin Sullivan, Rick Steiner, NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo, Ivan Koloff, & the Russian Assassin in a Tower of Doom match
- Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair by dq


New Haven, Connecticut:
- Rose pinned Al Greene
- Norman pinned Phil Apollo
- Bill Irwin pinned Ranger Ross
- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- Brian Pillman pinned Norman
- Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk
- The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match


WWF SummerSlam | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Kerry Von Erich pinned WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) to win the title
- Sensational Sherri defeated Sapphire via forfeit
- The Warlord (w/ Slick) pinned Tito Santana
- Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (Crush & Smash) in a 2 out of 3 falls match to win the titles
- Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown via disqualification
- Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff defeated the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji)
- Randy Savage (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Dusty Rhodes
- Hulk Hogan (w/ the Big Boss Man) defeated Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart & Dino Bravo) via countout
- WWF World Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude in a steel cage match

Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Snowman was stripped of the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title after no showing a title defense


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- NWA World Championship Tournament Quarterfinals: 911 (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) pinned Doink the Clown (Matt Borne)
- NWA World Championship Tournament Quarterfinals: ECW Champion Shane Douglas pinned the Tazmaniac
- NWA World Championship Tournament Quarterfinals: 2 Cold Scorpio pinned Chris Benoit
- NWA World Championship Tournament Quarterfinals: Dean Malenko defeated Osamu Nishimura
- NWA World Championship Tournament Semifinals: 2 Cold Scorpio defeated 911 (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) via count-out
- NWA World Championship Tournament Semifinals: ECW Champion Shane Douglas pinned Dean Malenko
- ECW Champion Shane Douglas defeated 2 Cold Scorpio to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title in a tournament final. Douglas threw it down and proclaimed himself the first ECW World Heavyweight Champion
- Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck (subbing for Terry Funk) defeated Public Enemy to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship

Ft. Worth, Texas:
- Brian Pillman defeated Bobby Eaton
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal pinned Brad Armstrong
- Vader defeated Guardian Angel via disqualification
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson via disqualification
- The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match
- WCW US Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin


WWF SummerSlam | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
- Hakushi pinned the 1-2-3 Kid
- Hunter Hearst Helmsley pinned Bob Holly
- The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blu (w/ Uncle Zebakiah)
- Barry Horowitz pinned Skip (w/ Sunny)
- Bertha Faye (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned WWF Women's Champion Alundra Blayze to win the title
- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Kama (w/ Ted Dibiase) in a casket match
- Bret Hart defeated Isaac Yankem DDS (w/ Jerry Lawler) via disqualification
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Razor Ramon in a ladder match
- WWF World Champion Diesel defeated Mabel


WWF SummerSlam | Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Steven Richards, Bull Buchanon, & the Goodfather defeated Rikishi, Grandmaster Sexay, & Scotty 2 Hotty
- Eddie Guerrero & Chyna defeated WWF IC Champion Val Venis & Trish Stratus (Chyna became IC Champion as she scored the pinfall)
- Jerry Lawler pinned Tazz
- Steve Blackman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Shane McMahon to win the title
- Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
- WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz and Matt & Jeff Hardy in a TLC match
- The Kat (w/ Al Snow) defeated Terri (w/ Perry Saturn) in a Stink Face match
- The Undertaker fought Kane to a no contest
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Rock defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H in a triple threat match


Grand Rapids, Michigan:
- The Hurricane defeated Matt Hardy for the WWF European Title