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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/04): Stan Hansen wins AJPW Triple Crown

Hansen won the championship from Toshiaki Kawada on this day in 1995.
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1954

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Emil and Ernie Dusek defeated Al and Tiny Mills for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles

1958

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Frenchy Champagne and George Eakin defeated John DePaulo and Bobby Jones for the Madison Wrestling Club Tag Team Titles

1962

Denver, Colorado:
- Don Leo Jonathan defeated Killer Kowalski in a tournament final to become the first American Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion

1970

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Bing Ki Lee and Pedro Morales defeated Johnny Barend and Ripper Collins for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1971

Kokura, Japan:
- Bill Miller defeated Thunder Sugiyama to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title

1972

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon
- Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
- Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski
- Don Muraco beat Chris Markoff
- Ramon Torres beat Treach Phillips

1973

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Superstar Billy Graham beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne by DQ
- Wahoo McDaniel & Ken Patera beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch 2 out of 3 falls
- Larry Hennig drew Reggie Parks
- Don Muraco beat Rene Goulet

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- The Crusher & Billy Robinson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall DQ
- Ivan Koloff beat Bill Watts
- Ric Flair beat Big K
- Khosrow Vaziri beat Kenny Jay
- Jim Brunzell beat Bill Crouch

1974

Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Tag Team Champions Tony Garea and Dean Ho defeated Larry Hennig and Stan Staskiak
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino and Nikolai Volkoff fought to a draw due to the 11 pm curfew

1975

Mobile, Alabama:
- Ken Lucas defeated Duke Myers to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1977

St. Louis, Missouri:
- NWA Champion Harley Race and Superstar Graham was ruled a draw
- Jack Brisco and Dick the Bruiser defeated Ernie Ladd and Ivan Koloff via DQ
- Pat O’Connor draw Jim Valiant
- Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne defeated Roger Kirby and Bulldog Bob Brown
- Akio Sato defeated Moose Morowski
- Gino Hernandez defeated Jim Lancaster

Dothan, Alabama:
- The Islanders (Afa and Sika) defeated Bobby and Ricky Fields for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles

1978

Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Dominic DeNucci and Wilbur Snyder defeated The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

1979

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Ricky Steamboat & Dino Bravo beat Ric Flair & Greg Valentine by DQ
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson
- AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Tony Atlas & Johnny Weaver
- Waldo Von Erich beat Johnny Yachetti
- Chris Tolos beat Joe Marcus
- Sweet Daddy Siki beat Terry Yorkston

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Koko Ware beat The Destroyer
- Danny Davis beat Roger Howell
- Dennis Condrey beat Robert Gibson
- The Assassins beat Tommy Gilbert & Buzz Sawyer
- Tony Charles beat Don Carson
- The Mongolian Stomper beat Jimmy Golden
- Toru Tanaka & Austin Idol beat Southern Tag Champs Robert Fuller & Bill Dundee via DQ
- Bill Dundee won a two ring battle royal

1984

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood defeated Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta beat Blackjack Lanza
- AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Blackjack Mulligan & Jerry Lawler
- Stan Hansen & Nick Bockwinkel ddq Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher
- Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher (sub Mad Dog Vachon) & Baron Von Raschke by DQ
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell no contest Rick Martel & Dino Bravo
- Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu beat Buddy Roberts & Ronnie Garvin
- Billy Robinson & Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly
- Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes beat Steve Olsonoski & Buck Zumhofe

San Antonio, Texas:
- The Sheepherders (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the Southwest Championship Wrestling World Tag Team Titles

1985

Dothan, Alabama:
- Austin Idol defeated Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Kemp) for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler dcor AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Lanny Poffo & Randy Savage & Jimmy Valiant beat Adrian Street & Mr Wrestling & Eddie Gilbert
- Fabulous Ones no contest Rock & Roll Express
- Interns beat Steve Constant & Tim Ashley
- Phantom of the Opera beat Tracy Smothers
- Ron Starr beat David Haskins
- Plowboy Frazier & Nightmares beat Tojo Yamamoto & Battens

1986

Spartanburg, North Carolina:
- Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title

1987

Lubbock, Texas:
- The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated Brian Adias and Al Madril to win the WCWA World Tag Team Titles

1989

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- The Batten Twins (Bart and Brad) defeated Dan Kroffat and Tama for the WWC World Tag Team Titles
- TNT (Savio Vega) won the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title from Jason the Terrible
- Chris and Mark Youngblood won the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Titles from The Ninja Express (Kensuke Sasaki and Mr. Pogo)

San Antonio, Texas:
- Gary Young won the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title by forfeit from Brickhouse Brown

1990

Mayguez, Puerto Rico:
- Invader I defeated Harley Race for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

1991

Hiroshima, Japan:
- Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Big Van Vader to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Title

1992

Tokyo, Japan:
- Akira Taue and Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Terry Gordy and Steve Williams for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1994

Lenoir, North Carolina:
- Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
- Bobby Blaze defeated Jeff Victory
- US Jr. Heavyweight Champion Chris Candido defeated Tracy Smothers
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy & Dirty White Girl defeated Brian Lee & Tammy Fytch

1995

Tokyo, Japan:
- Stan Hansen won the AJPW Triple Crown Title from Toshiaki Kawada

Chilhowie, Virginia:
- Boo Bradley pinned D-Lo Brown
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Al Snow & Unabom via DQ
- The Dirty White Boy beat Buddy Landel via DQ
- Mustafa Saed pinned Tracy Smothers

1996

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jesse James Armstrong beat Tracy Smothers
- The Giant Warrior pinned King Cobra
- King Mabel beat Sir Mo via forfeit
- Spellbinder beat Reggie B. Fine
- Jerry Lawler drew Brian Christopher
- Spellbinder beat Isaac Yankem via DQ
- The Giant Warrior beat Spellbinder
- King Mabel beat Jesse James Armstrong
- Jerry Lawler beat The Giant Warrior
- Jerry Lawler beat King Mabel via DQ to win the vacant USWA Unified World Title
- USWA Tag Champs Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert beat PG-13 in a loser leaves town match

2000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Mike Awesome and Raven defeated Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka to win the ECW World Tag Team Titles
- The Sandman defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri

2005

Tokyo, Japan:
- Wataru Inoue and Koji Kanemoto defeated Gedo and Jado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2006

Doncaster, England:
- Abyss defeated A.J. Styles in a tournament final to become the first 1PW World Heavyweight Champion
- Christian Cage defeated Rhino

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli defeated Dos Caras, Jr. and Lizmark, Jr. to win the Yamaha tournament cup

2007

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Hirooki Goto defeated Shocker in a tournament final to win the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title, which was newly revived by CMLL

2012

ROH 10th Anniversary: New York City:
- The All Night Express defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
- Michael Bennett defeated Homicide
- ROH TV champ Jay Lethal defeated Tommaso Ciampa (with The Embassy)
- ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes defeated The Young Bucks to retain the titles
- Eddie Edwards & Adam Cole defeated ROH champ Davey Richards & Kyle O'Reilly