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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/03): Sting wins TNA World title

Sting defeating Jeff Hardy for the title aired on Impact on this day in 2011.


Wichita, Kansas:
- Ed "Strangler" Lewis won the World Heavyweight Title by defeating Stanislaus Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Vic Christy defeated Yvon Robert for the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Fred Atkins defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title


Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Fred Blassie and Miguel Lopez defeated Ali Bey and Danny Plechas for the Rocky Mountain Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Bob Ellis defeated Bob Orton to win the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Portland, Oregon:
- Paul Jones defeated Stan Stasiak for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Bob Orton defeated The Missouri Mauler for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title
- Jack Brisco defeated Dale Lewis
- Chris Markoff & Bronko Lubich defeated Sam Steamboat & Thunderbolt Patterson
- Bob Roop & Sailor Art Thomas & Dan Miller beat Mr. Saito & Hiro Matsuda & Duke Keomuka by DQ
- Jose Lothario defeated Karl Krauser
- Al Valesco defeated Aldo Bogni by DQ


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Rufus R. Jones won over Von Raschke by DQ in 2 out of 3 falls
- Blackjack Lanza and Johnny Valentine wrestled to a 45 minute draw
- Cowboy Bill Watts double DQ Dick the Bruiser
- Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Pak-Son and Hans Schmidt
- Bobo Johnson defeated Little Jumbo
- Bob Orton and Bennie Ramirez defeated Terry Martin and The Viking

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- Gene and Ole Anderson defeated Art Nielson and Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles
- Jerry Brisco won the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title

Osaka, Japan:
- Great Kojika and Gentetsu Matsuoka defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Kurt Von Steiger to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Ormand Malumba and Guy Mitchell defeated Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
- Harley Race defeated Bob Armstrong
- Mask Match: Mike Graham & The Great Malenko defeated The Patriots
- Johnny Weaver defeated Jim Dillon
- Roger Kirby defeated Tony Parisi


- Rocky Johnson and Jose Lothario defeated Killer Tim Brooks and Stan Hansen for the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Missouri Champion Dick Murdoch went to a double DQ with Dick the Bruiser
- Ric Flair defeated Pat O’Connor
- Bulldog Bob Brown and Alexi Smirnoff (sub for Dick Slater) defeated Scott Casey and Sailor Art Thomas
- Jim Valiant defeated Dominic DeNucci
- David Von Erich defeated John Valiant
- Alexi Smirnoff and Doug Somers defeated Tom Andrews and Mike Pappas


San Francisco, California:
- Ron Starr defeated Roddy Piper for the vacant San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title


West Palm Beach, Florida:
- Steve Keirn defeated Bugsy McGraw to win the NWA Florida Television Title

Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Eddie and Tommy Gilbert defeated Steve Lawler and Siegfried Steinke for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Kim Duk and Yasu Fuji defeated Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan by DQ
- Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
- Wahoo McDaniel no contest Ken Patera
- Jesse Ventura beat Brad Rheingans
- Rick Martel beat Bobby Heenan COR
- John Tolos beat Buck Zumhofe

Cuernavaca, Mexico:
- Espectro, Jr. defeated Lizmark to win Mexican National Middleweight Title


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell by DQ
- Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Billy Robinson & Ronnie Garvin
- Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan beat Stan Hansen & Nick Bockwinkel
- Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly beat Brad Rheingans & Tom Stone
- Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Buck Zumhofe & Steve O


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Tom Prichard defeated Tim Horner for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Frank Morrell beat Keith Erich
- Larry Hamilton beat Tony Falk
- Dirty Rhodes beat Pat Rose
- Abdul Khadafy (Danny Miller) defeated Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley) to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title
- The MOD Squad beat Larry Hamilton & Dirty Rhodes
- Jerry Lawler & Dutch Mantel beat Bill Dundee & Buddy Landel via referee's stoppage

Bradford, England:
- Kung Fu defeated Rocky Morton for the British Heavy Middleweight Title


Croydon, England:
- Fuji Yamada (Jushin Liger) defeated Mark Rocco for the World Heavy Middleweight Title


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Beauty and The Beast (The Beast and Terrence Garvin) defeated Chris Adams and Jeff Jarrett in a tournament final for the vacant USWA Texas Tag Team Titles


Atlantic City, New Jersey:
- Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, & Tommy Rich defeated Dutch Mantell, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- Terry Taylor pinned Tim Horner
- El Gigante defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Pitbull Spike (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson) & Sid Vicious
- Big Josh defeated Moondog Rex
- Barry Windham pinned Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger & Sting defeated Butch Reed & Larry Zbyzsko

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Jimmy Snuka defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
- The Barbarian defeated Koko B. Ware
- The Big Bossman defeated Haku
- Davey Boy Smith defeated the Warlord
- The Orient Express defeated the Bushwhackers
- The Legion of Doom defeated Paul Roma & Hercules
- Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Ted Dibiase
- Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match

Chicago, Illinois:
- The Mountie defeated Jim Brunzell
- Greg Valentine defeated Dino Bravo
- Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Demolition
- The Undertaker defeated Tugboat
- WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated the Nasty Boys via disqualification
- WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana
- Jim Duggan defeated Gen. Adnan
- WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior in a non-title steel cage match

Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) defeated Villano III to win the WWF World Light Heavyweight Title

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico:
- Scott Hall defeated Miguel Perez, Jr. for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title


Evarts, Kentucky:
- Bobby Blaze pinned The Hornet
- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Moondogs Rex & Spot via DQ
- The Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers beat Chris Candido & Brian Lee
- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal


Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania:
- Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana for the International World Class Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title

Hiroshima, Japan:
- Silver King and El Texano defeat the Headhunters to win the IWA Japan World Tag Team Titles

Harlan, Kentucky:
- Boo Bradley pinned D-Lo Brown
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Al Snow & Unabom
- The Gangstas beat Tracy Smothers & Boo Bradley
- The Dirty White Boy pinned Buddy Landel


Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- El Bronco defeated Jerry Flynn for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title
- Rico Suave and Eddie Watts defeated Thunder and Lightning to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:
- Milano Collection A.T. defeated Masato Yoshino in the finals of the Toryumon 2000 Project Strongest League to become the first NWA International Light Heavyweight Champion


Fayetteville, North Carolina:
- Sting defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title
- Beer Money defeated Gunner & Murphy to retain the TNA World Tag Team Titles
- Scott Steiner defeated Rob Terry