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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/23): Austin 3:16

Austin 3:16 was born at King of the Ring on this day in 1996.


Houston, Texas:

- Bronko Nagurski defeated Lou Thesz to win the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight 


Mexico City, Mexico:

- Firpo Segra defeated Doc Macias to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title


Wichita, Kansas:

- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Ray Eckert in a 2 out of 3 falls match 

- Don McIntyre beat Jerry Meeker via dq


Kansas City, Kansas:

- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Joe Pazandak in 2 out of 3 falls

- Tarzan Kowalski beat Lou Newman in 2 out of 3 falls 

- Herman Von Doyle defeated Fred Blassie 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Bobby Jones defeated George Eakin for the Madison Wrestling Club Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Central States Heavyweight Champion Thor Hagen beat Rocky Lee in 2 out of 3 falls 

- Bob Orton beat Joe Costello


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Bobby Graham and Sonny Myers defeated The Bat and Ernie Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls

- Buddy Austin beat The Alaskan in 2 out of 3 falls

- Ronnie Etchison defeated Don McClarity 

- Thor Hagen and Don Miller went to a time limit draw

- Waldo Von Erich defeated Pepper Gomez to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:

- Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat defeated Chris and John Tolos for the Florida NWA World Tag Team Titles

Eugene, Oregon:

- Pampero Firpo defeated Nick Bockwinkel to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 


- Ken Lucas is awarded the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

- In a Texas Death Lumberjack Match: The Mongolian Stomper defeated The Viking

Eau Claire, Wisconsin:

- The Crusher beat Stan Kowalski

- The Alaskan beat Eddie Sharkey (sub Billy Red Cloud) 

- Doug Gilbert drew Chris Markoff

Sioux City, Iowa:

- Big Luke Brown beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon by DQ

- Dale Lewis beat Billy Red Cloud

- Mr Wrestling Tim Woods beat Bulldog Danny Plechas 

- Jack Pesek drew Haru Sasaki


Atlanta, Georgia

- Butcher and Stan (Stan Pulaski) Vachon defeated Enrique and Ramon Torres to win the Georgia NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

Chicago, Illinois:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa dq

- Devils Duo (Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff) beat Ernie Ladd & Earl Maynard

- Johnny Powers no contest Wilbur Snyder 

- Lou Thesz beat Moose Cholak


Macon, Georgia:

- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Joe Scarpa to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

- Moondog Mayne defeated The Claw for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat Nick Bockwinkel & Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls

- Reggie Parks drew Geoff Portz 

- Sailor Art Thomas beat Rene Goulet


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- The Crusaders (Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson) defeated The Love Brothers (Hartford and Reginald) for the Toronto NWA International Tag Team Titles


Panama City, Florida:

- Kurt Von Hess defeated the Wrestling Pro to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Mexico City, Mexico:

- Ringo Mendoza defeated Perro Aguayo to win the NWA World Middleweight Title

Knoxville, Tennessee:

- The Mongolian Stomper won a tournament final to win the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:

 - Tony Atlas and Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff for the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles

- Pak Choo (Kengo Kimura) and Mr. Ito defeated Black Gordman & Hector Guerrero to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- The Crusher & Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum & Super Destroyer Mark II

- Greg Gagne beat Ray Stevens dq

- Billy Robinson beat Pat Patterson 

- Paul Ellering beat Doug Gilbert

Des Moines, Iowa:

- Bob Brown defeated Jerry Brown in a Texas Death Match 

- In a Central States Heavyweight Title match: Champion Bob Sweetan defeated Frank Hill


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Robert Gibson beat Ken Wayne

- Sonny King beat Carl Fergie

- Karl Krupp beat Jimmy Valiant

- Southern Tag Champs Ricky Morton & Ken Lucas beat The Manchurians

- Jerry Jarrett & Tojo Yamamoto beat Wayne Ferris & Larry Latham

- Bill Dundee beat Southern Champ Paul Ellering via DQ

- Tojo Yamamoto won a "two-ring battle royal"

Amarillo, Texas:

- Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada defeated Tiger Conway, Jr. and José Lothario to win the NWA American Tag Team Titles


Shreveport, Louisiana:

- Ted DiBiase defeated The Junkyard Dog for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title 


San Antonio, Texas:

- WCCW American Heavyweight Champion Gino Hernandez defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair to win the vacant WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee

- Danny Fargo beat The Hunter

- CWA International Tag Champs Tarzan Goto & Akio Sato beat Carl Styles & Pat Tanaka

- The Nightmares beat Tojo Yamamoto & Jeff Jarrett

- Bam Bam Bigelow beat Davey Haskins & Tracy Smothers in a "handicap" match

- NWA Women's Champ Debbie Combs beat Despina Montages

- Jos LeDuc bet Paul Diamond

- Bill Dundee beat Dutch Mantel via DQ

- Fire & Flame beat Austin Idol & Buddy Landel via DQ

- Giant Hillbilly & Jerry Lawler beat the MOD Squad to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

Dothan, Alabama:

- Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden defeated Steve Armstrong and Tommy Rich to win the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles

Birmingham, Alabama:

- Brad Armstrong won the NWA Southeast Continental Heavyweight Title from Jerry Stubbs 

- Adrian Street defeated Wendell Cooley to capture the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:

- The Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) defeated Mike Graham and Steve Keirn for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


AWA War in the Windy City: Chicago, Illinois:

- Tommy Jammer defeated Jonnie Stewart

- Mike George defeated Rockin' Randy

- Akio Sato defeated Paul Diamond by disqualification

- Chavo, Hector and Mando Guerrero defeated The Executioner (Donn Lewin) and The Texas Hangmen (Killer and Psycho)

- AWA World Women's Champion Wendi Richter defeated Candi Devine to retain the title

- Scott Norton and Ken Patera defeated The Destruction Crew (Wayne Bloom and Mike Enos)

- AWA World Heavyweight Champion Larry Zbyszko fought Greg Gagne to a draw to retain the title

- Colonel DeBeers defeated Derrick Dukes in a loser gets painted yellow match

Dallas, Texas: 

- Robert Fuller and Brian Lee defeated Jeff Jarrett and Mil Máscaras to win the WCWA World Tag Team Titles

Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Tom Prichard defeated Wendell Cooley for the Continental Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title 


Graz, Austria:

- Dave Finlay and Marty Jones defeated Tony St. Clair and Miles Zrno to win the Catch Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

Portland, Oregon:

- The Juice Patrol (Beetlejuice (Art Barr) and Big Juice (Jeff Warner)) defeated U.S. Male (Ricky Santana and Curtis Thompson) to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Badstreet, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tommy Rich, Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong 

- Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd 

- Arn Anderson & Richard Morton defeated Dustin Rhodes & Sam Houston 

- PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification 

- Sting defeated Nikita Koloff via count-out in a Texas Death Match 

- Rick Steiner & Yellow Dog defeated Barry Windham & Stan Hansen

- Bobby Eaton fought Steve Austin to a draw

- WCW US Champion Lex Luger & El Gigante defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & the One Man Gang via disqualification


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- The Super Destroyers (#1 and #2) defeated Glenn Osbourne and Max Thrasher to become the first-ever ECW Tag Team Champions


WCW Clash of the Champions: Charleston, South Carolina:

- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair pinned WCW International World Heavyweight Champion Sting to unify the titles

- Lord Steven Regal (with Sir William) pinned WCW World Television Champion Larry Zbyszko to win the title 

- WCW World Tag Team Champions Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan (with Dave Sullivan) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry 

  Sags) to retain the title

- The Guardian Angel (Big Bossman) pinned Tex Slazenger 

- Johnny B. Badd defeated WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Steve Austin by disqualification


Oak Ridge, Tennessee:

- Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle

- Steve Armstrong defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Buddy Landel via disqualification

- Steve Armstrong defeated Jim Cornette via disqualification

- The Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers defeated the Headbangers

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom in a streetfight

Lasalle, Ontario, Canada:

- Scott D'Amore defeated Bruiser Bedlam for the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight Title


WWF King of the Ring: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- Ahmed Johnson pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Goldust (with Marlena) to win the title 

- Steve Austin pinned Jake Roberts to win the King of the Ring tournament 

- WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (with José Lothario) defeated The British Bulldog (with Jim Cornette and Diana Smith) to retain the title

- Mankind defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) by referee stoppage 

- WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart (with Sunny)) defeated The Godwinns (Henry and Phineas (with Hillbilly Jim)) to retain the title


Louisville, Kentucky:

- The Disciples of Synn (Damian and Slash) defeated OVW Southern Tag Team Champions B.J. Payne and Scotty Sabre to win the titles


WWF King of the Ring: Columbus, Ohio:

- Molly Holly defeated WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus to win the title 

- Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam to win the King of the Ring tournament

- Ric Flair pinned Eddie Guerrero 

- Kurt Angle defeated Hulk Hogan by submission 

- WWE Undisputed Champion The Undertaker pinned Triple H to retain the title


WWE Stomping Ground: Tacoma, Washington: 

- Drew Gulak won the cruiserweight title over Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa

- Becky Lynch beat Lacey Evans to retain the Raw women’s title

- Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn beat Big E & Xavier Woods

- Ricochet beat Samoa Joe to win the U.S. title

- Daniel Bryan & Rowan beat Heavy Machinery to retain the Smackdown tag team titles

- Bayley pinned Alexa Bliss to retain the Smackdown women’s title

- Roman Reigns pinned Drew McIntyre

- Kofi Kingston beat Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE title in a cage match

- Seth Rollins pinned Baron Corbin, with Lacey Evans as guest ref to keep the Universal title