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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/06): Vader wins AJPW Triple Crown

Vader defeated Akira Taue to win the championship on this day in 1999.
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1934

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos beat Abe Kashey

1935

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Jim Londos beat Ed "Strangler" Lewis
- Ray Steele beat Karl Sarpolis
- Bronko Nagurski beat Karl Davis
- George Tragos beat Pat Murphy

1952

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Sonny Myers defeated Enrique Torres to win the NWA Heart of America Heavyweight Title in a 2 out of 3 falls match
- Ray Eckert beat Jack Kennedy 2 out of 3 falls
- Joe Campbell and Al Massey beat Maurice Roberre and Babe Zaharias

1953

Houston, Texas:
- Bull Curry defeated Danny McShain to become the first NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Champion

1959

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
- Angelo Savoldi defeated Ivan the Terrible for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title

1961

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Guy and Joe Brunetti defeated The Outlaw (Dory Funk, Sr.) and Pancho Pico to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Titles

1962

- Art and Stan Neilson defeated Johnny Barend and Magnificent Maurice for the American Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Titles

1965

Omaha, Nebraska:
- 10 Rounds of Boxing, Non Title: Danny Hodge beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon
- Mighty Igor Vodik beat Don Jardine to win Nebraska Heavyweight title
- Rene Goulet drew Jack Pesek
- Ivan Kalmikoff beat Bulldog Danny Plechas
- Tony Borne beat Sonny Myers

1970

Los Angeles, California:
- Fred Blassie won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title defeating Rocky Johnson

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Bobby and Jerry Christy defeated Bill Dromo and Gil Hayes to win the Stampede International Tag Team Title

1971

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Jimmy Golden and Dennis Hall defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles

1973

Nagoya, Japan:
- Kintaro Ohki and Umanosuke Ueda defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine for the NWA International Tag Team Titles

1974

Sacramento, California:
- Karl and Kurt Von Brauner defeated Rocky Johnson and Pat Patterson to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

San Antonio, Texas:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel beat Jose Lothario & Wahoo McDaniel
- Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza beat Bob Orton Jr & Black Angus
- Roger Kirby beat Jerry Oates
- Great Mephisto beat Jerry Timmons
- Bob Roop beat Joe Cassidy

1979

Allentown, Pennsylvania:
- The Valiant Brothers (Jerry and Johnny) defeated Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko to win the WWWF World Tag Team Titles

1981

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Missouri Champion Ted DiBiase defeated Big John Studd
- Dick Murdoch defeated King Kong Brody via count out
- Dick the Bruiser, Spike Huber and Bobo Brazil defeated Frank Morrell (sub for Ken Patera), John Valiant and Von Raschke
- J.J. Dillon draw Pat O’Connor
- Buzz Tyler defeated Tommy Sharp
- Terry Taylor and Tom Andrews defeated Nicoli Volkoff

1986

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada:
- The Long Riders (Bill and Scott Irwin) defeated Alofa (Rikishi) and Dan Kroffat for the International Wrestling International Tag Team Titles

1987

Portland, Oregon:
- Mike Miller and Rip Oliver defeated Coco Samoa and Ricky Santana for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1988

Dallas, Texas:
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Al Perez to win the World Class Heavyweight Title

1990

Tokyo, Japan:
- Terry Gordy and Steve Williams won the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles from Stan Hansen and Genichiro Tenryu

1991

Greenville, South Carolina:
- WCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion Tommy Rich defeated Dr. X (Kevin Nash)
- Dan Spivey defeated Tim Horner
- WCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion the Junkyard Dog defeated El Cubano
- Tom Zenk fought Terrance Taylor to a draw
- Brian Pillman & Owen Hart defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a non title match
- WCW US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner fought Stan Hansen to a double count-out
- Sting, WCW US Champion Lex Luger, & El Gigante defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Larry Zbyzsko (sub. for WCW TV
Champion Arn Anderson)

Nagasaki, Japan:
- Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki won the IWGP World Tag Team Titles defeating Hiro Saito and Super Strong Machine

1992

Los Angeles, California:
- Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Terrence Taylor
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Cactus Jack via count-out
- Mr. Hughes & Vinnie Vegas defeated Ron Simmons & Big Josh
- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyzsko in a Death Match
- Dustin Rhodes, Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin, WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in an
elimination match
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned WCW World Champion Sting in a non-title steel cage match

1993

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- Erik Watts defeated Vinnie Vegas
- Maxx Payne defeated Brad Armstrong
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- The Barbarian defeated Steve Regal
- Paul Orndorff defeated Cactus Jack in a lumberjack match
- Sting defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader in a non-title match
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas via disqualification
- NWA World Champion Barry Windham defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes in a Texas Death match

Morgantown, North Carolina:
- Tim Horner defeated Bobby Eaton
- Brian Lee defeated Kevin Sullivan via disqualification
- Tracy Smothers defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Stan Lane & Tom Prichard
- Brian Lee won a battle royal

1994

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock) defeated Kevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac to win the ECW Tag Team Titles
- The Tazmaniac defeated Sabu for the ECW Television Title then lost it later in the event to J.T. Smith

Beckley, West Virginia:
- Prince Kharis defeated Anthony Michaels
- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido in a ladder match
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Moondogs
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy & Dirty White Girl defeated Brian Lee & Tammy Sytch

1995

Council, Virginia:
- Boo Bradley (Balls Mahoney) defeated Killer Kyle for the vacant The SMW Television Title then lost it to Kyle later in the show

1996

Macon, Georgia:
- Lex Luger defeated Johnny B. Badd to win the WCW World TV Title

1999

Tokyo, Japan
- Vader defeated Akira Taue to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

2003

Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada:
- Chris Sabin defeated Frankie Kazarian and Jerry Lynn in a three-way match to win the vacant Border City Wrestling Television Title
- D'Lo Brown defeated Johnny Swinger for the BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Title

2004

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Dundee defeated Jerry Lawler in a tournament final for the vacant Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Title

2011

Hollywood, California:
- Colt Cabana defeated Adam Pearce to win the NWA championship

2017

NJPW 45th Anniversary Show: Tokyo, Japan:
- Manabu Nakanishi beat Tomoyuki Oka
- Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi & Gedo & Jado beat Minoru Suzuki & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Taka Michinoku & Desperado
- Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa beat Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & David Finlay & Yuji Nagata & Togi Makabe
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi beat Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta to win the IWGP jr. tag titles
- Zack Sabre Jr. won the British heavyweight title from Katsuyori Shibata
- Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii to win the IWGP tag team titles
- Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Seiya Sanada & Bushi beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Juice Robinson & Kushida
- Hiromu Takahashi retained the IWGP jr. title beating Ryusuke Taguchi
- Kazuchika Okada beat Tiger Mask W

2018

NJPW 46th Anniversary Show: Tokyo, Japan:
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Kushida & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita, Tomoyuki Oka. Shota Umino & Tetsuhiro Yagi
- Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano defeated Juice Robinson, David Finlay and Toa Henare
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado defeated Roppongi 3K and BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi to win the IWGP Jr. tag team titles
- SANADA defeated YOSHI-HASHI
- Tetsuya Naito defeated Taichi
- Minoru Suzuki defeated Togi Makabe to retain the IWGP Intercontinental title
- Kazuchika Okada defeated Will Ospreay

2019

NJPW 47th Anniversary Show: Tokyo, Japan:
- Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens and HIKULEO defeated Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, Ayato Yoshida, Shota Umino
and Ren Narita
- Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI defeated Yuji Nagata and Toa Henare
- Satoshi Kojima, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, Dragon Lee and Tomoaki Honma defeated Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, El Desperado,
Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taka Michinoku
- Roppongi 3K defeated Shingo Takagi and BUSHI to win the IWGP Jr. tag team titles
- Taiji Ishimori defeated Jushin Thunder Liger to retain the IWGP Jr. title
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada and Hirooki Goto defeated Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and SANADA
- IWGP Champion Jay White defeated NEVER Openweight champion Will Ospreay