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On this day in pro wrestling history: Wahoo beats Flair for NWA gold, Funk Wrestlefest, Roddy Strong wins ROH title

By Brian Hoops,


Guadalajara, Mexico:

- Rey Mendoza defeated Dory Dixon for the EMLL NWA Light Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota (5018 attendance): 

- AWA Champion The Crusher beat Larry Hennig
- Harley Race beat Tex McKenzie
- Chris Markoff beat Santiago Acosta
- Reggie Parks beat Guy Taylor


Fort Worth, Texas:

- Fritz & Waldo Von Erich defeated Brute Bernard & Mike Paidousis to win the NWA American Tag Team Title


Duluth, Minnesota:

- The Crusher beat Dr X in a Saloon Match
- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Luke Brown & Bill Watts
- Chris Markoff beat Mike Boyer
- Billy Red Lyons beat Blackjack Daniels


Kansas City, Kansas: 
- The Viking defeated Masao Komura
- Joe Scarpello defeated Jack Armstrong
- K.O. Cox defeated Ronnie Paul
- Stan the Mad Russian defeated Big Luke via DQ
- Tarzan Tyler defeated Dick the Bruiser in three falls


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 
- Professor Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji defeated Tony Garea & Haystacks Calhoun for the WWWF World Tag Team Title

Honolulu, Hawaii: 

- The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Ed Francis beat Sam Steamboat to win Hawaiian Title
- Neff Maiava & Tosh Togo beat Tony Borne & Ripper Collins
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Ken Patera


Kansas City, Kansas: 
- Prince Tapu & Don Wayt defeated Dan Burdick & Jesse Ventura
- Jerry Oates fought Terry Funk to a no contest
- Central States Heavyweight Champion Ed Wiskowski (Colonel DeBeers) fought Dick the Bruiser to a double-DQ in three falls


Greenville, North Carolina:
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title


Orlando, Florida:
Dusty Rhodes & Don Muraco defeated WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff


Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel ddq Tito Santana
- Hulk Hogan beat Jerry Blackwell by countout
- Greg Gagne & Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens & Bobby Heenan
- Adrian Adonis beat Ed Boulder (Ed Leslie/Brutus Beefcake)


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham by dq
- NWA World & U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers)
- Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair by dq


Dayton, Ohio:
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
- Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk.
- NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair.


Chicago, Illinois:
- Brad Armstrong pinned Brian Pillman
- WCW World TV Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin.
- Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Jake Roberts & the Super Invader.
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude.


Morristown, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions the Bruise Brothers to win the titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brian Christopher defeated Billy Jack Haynes for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Louisville, Kentucky:
- Tracy Smothers defeated Bull Pain for the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title.


Wrestlefest - 50 Years Of Funk - a card put together by Terry Funk in Amarillo, Texas to celebrate fifty years of the Funk family wrestling in Texas, was held at the Amarillo Fairgrounds Coliseum, drawing almost
4,000 fans.  

- WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart defeated Terry Funk in the main event.
- ECW World Television Champion Taz defeated Chris Candido
- ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas defeated Tommy Dreamer.
- Dory Funk Jr. defeated Rob Van Dam


Elizabeth, New Jersey:
- Bryan Danielson defeated Alex Shelley
- ROH champion Samoa Joe pinned Doug Williams


- Austin Aries defeated Roderick Strong
- AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe to win the TNA X Division Title.


New York City: 
- Colt Cabana & El Generico defeated Steve Corino & Kevin Steen in a double chain match
- ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling defeated Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin
- ROH TV champion Eddie Edwards defeated Shawn Daivari
- Christopher Daniels defeated Austin Aries
- Roderick Strong defeated Tyler Black to win the ROH championship


Orlando, Florida:
- Winter defeated Mickie James to win the TNA Knockouts Title
- Austin Aries defeated Brian Kendrick to win the TNA X Division Title
- Matt Morgan defeated Samoa Joe
- Kurt Angle defeated Sting and Mr. Anderson to retain the TNA World Title


Winter Park, Florida:
- Kalisto and Sin Cara defeated Konnor and Viktor for the NXT Tag Team Titles
- Charlotte defeated Bayley to retain the NXT Womens' Title
- Adrian Neville defeated Tyler Breeze, Tyson Kidd and Sami Zayn to retain the NXT Title