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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/10): Kurt Angle wins vacant World Heavyweight title

1917

Sioux City, Iowa:
- Earl Caddock beat Paul Domke 2 falls to 0

1924

Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Joe "Toots" Mondt to retain the title 

1950 

San Francisco, California:
- Sandor Szabo won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating Ray Eckert 

1957

Indianapolis, Indidana:
- Boris and Nicoli Volkoff defeated Reggie and Stan Lisowski for the Chicago NWA World Tag Team Titles

1958 

Oakland, California:
- Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Mighty Yankee defeated Ray Gunkel for the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Portland, Oregon:
- Nick Kozak defeated Kurt Von Himmler to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1959

Fresno, California:
- Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe defeated Johnny Barend and Ron Etchison for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

1961 

Tampa, Florida:
- Buddy Austin defeated Don Curtis for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Fence Match: AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder
- Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Bob Rasmussen 
- Len Montana drew Jim Hady 

1967

Macon, Georgia:
- Bobby Hart defeated Louie Tillet to win the Georgia NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title

1968

Osaka, Japan:
- Thunder Sugiyama and Toyonobori defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) for the Trans-World Wrestling Alliance (International Pro Wrestling) World Tag Team Titles

1969 

Los Angeles, California:
- Fred Blassie defeated Bobo Brazil to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Don Kent defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1972

West Palm Beach, Florida:
- The Infernos (Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith) defeated The Australians (Ron Miller and Larry O'Day) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles

1975 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mike George and Jerry Oates defeated The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) in a Losers Leave Town match to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Titles

1976

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- The Spoilers defeated Carlos Colon and Bob Ellis for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

Sarasota, Florida:
- NWA Title: Terry Funk DCOR Dusty Rhodes to retain title
- King Curtis defeated Big Bad John by DQ
- US Jr. Title: Mike Graham defeated Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
- Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Killer Kowalski 
- Missouri Mauler defeated Rocky Johnson 
- Florida Tag Titles: Cyclon & Omar Negro drew Rip Hawk & Roger Kirby 
- Dino Bravo defeated Beautiful Bruce 
-Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Mike York 

1977

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski defeated Don Leo Jonathan to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title

Orlando, Florida:
- Florida Tag Titles: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. to win the titles

1979 

San Antonio, Texas:
- Tully Blanchard defeated Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Southwest Television Title

1981

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Algerian Death Match: Mad Dog Vachon beat John Studd
- Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan beat The Crusher & Buck Zumhofe
- Jerry Blackwell beat Tito Santana
- Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal

1983

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Jerry Lawler for the held up AWA World Heavyweight Title (title held up only in Memphis)
- Robert Gibson defeated Norman Frederick Charles to win the Southeastern NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title
- Bobby Eaton won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Jacques Rougeau 
- Leather Strap on a Pole Match: Fabulous Ones beat Sheepherders
- Jesse Barr drew The King Cobra
- Dutch Mantel beat Apocalypse via DQ
- Sabu beat Bobby Fulton
- Sabu won an "elimination" match
- Southern Champ Terry Taylor beat Sweet Brown Sugar

1984

Tampa, Florida:
- Texas Death Match: Yellow Dog defeated Ron Bass 
- Steel Chain Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated One Man Gang 
- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Kendo Nagasaki by DQ 
- Florida Title: Mike Rotundo defetaed Black Bart to retain the title
- Special Attraction: Billy Jack Haynes defeated JJ Dillion 
- Chief Joe Lightfoot & Mike Davis defeated The Infernos 
- No DQ Match: Hector Guerrero defeated Dennis Brown

1985

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mr. Pogo defeated Harley Race to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1986

Chicago, Illinois:
- Cage match: Road Warriors & Jerry Blackwell beat Fabulous Freebirds Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts
- Sgt. Slaughter beat AWA Champion Stan Hansen by DQ
- AWA Tag Team Champions Jim Garvin & Steve Regal beat Curt Hennig & Scott Hall
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
- Boris Zhukov & Barbarian beat Marty Jannetty & Earthquake Ferris
- Scott Irwin beat Baron Von Raschke
- Bill Irwin beat Kelly Kiniski

Norfolk, Virginia:
- Denny Brown defeated Pat Tanaka
- The Italian Stallion defeated Ron Rossi
- NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Manny Fernandez
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Krusher Kruschev defeated Sam Houston
- Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively (Ron Garvin) defeated Jim Cornette, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a handicap match
- NWA US Champion Magnum TA defeated Tully Blanchard
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes

Cincinnati, Ohio:
- Jim Lancaster defeated Pat Tanaka
- Black Bart defeated Larry Wilson
- Don Kernodle defeated Thunderfoot
- Pez Whatley defeated Al Snow
- Ron Bass fought the Barbarian to a no contest
- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a steel cage match

1989

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Frankie Lancaster beat Brian Lee
- The Shogun & The Samurai beat Scott Steiner & Cat Garrett
- Wendell Cooley beat Phil Hickerson to win the CWA Title
- Bill Dundee & Tracy Smothers beat Terrance Garvin & The Beast
- Jeff Jarrett & Ricky Morton beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden
- Dutch Mantel beat Jerry Lawler to win the Unified World Title (the title was returned to Lawler to due the actions of referee Ricky 
  Morton)

1990

Toledo, Ohio:
- Jack Victory & Rip Morgan defeated Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert
- Norman pinned the Iron Sheik 
- Tom Zenk pinned Michael Hayes 
- Steve Williams pinned the Samoan Savage 
- Mark Callous & Dan Spivey fought the Road Warriors to a double count-out
- Sting, Arn Anderson, & Ole Anderson defeated the Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & the Dragon Master 
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger

1992

Columbia, South Carolina:
- Terry Taylor defeated Richard Morton
- Big Josh defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Big Van Vader fought El Gigante to a double count-out
- WCW Tag Team Champions Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via disqualification

Dallas, Texas:
- Rod Price and John Tatum defeated Black Bart and Bill Irwin for the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

1993

New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Cactus Jack defeated Brad Armstrong
- Erik Watts defeated Tony Atlas
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Scotty Flamingo
- Barry Windham defeated Dustin Rhodes
- Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Steve Austin & Brian Pillman

1994

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Reggie B. Fine beat Ken Morris
- Del Rios beat JC Ice
- Mike Anthony beat Wolfie D
- The Vampire Warrior pinned Tony Williams
- Skull Von Crush beat King Cobra
- Bert Prentice beat Lee Womack in a "boxing" match
- Lauren Davenport beat Sweet Georgia Brown in a "street fight" match
- Ron & Don Harris beat Todd Morton & Chris Michaels to win the USWA Tag Team Titles
- Steve Keirn beat Tommy Rich via DQ
- Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher beat Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert via DQ

Chilhowie, Virginia:
- Robbie Eagle defeated Chris Candido to win the SMW Television Title 

Lima, Ohio:
- Shinobi the Oriental Assassin (Al Snow) defeated Sean Casey for the World Wide Wrestling Alliance Light Heavyweight Title

1996 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Spellbinder beat Pat Tanaka
- Downtown Bruno beat Scott Bowden
- Lady Satan (Debbie Combs) beat Miss Texas to win the USWA Women's Title
- Brian Christopher DDQ Koko Ware
- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Jesse James Armstrong & Tracy Smothers
- Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich beat PG-13 via DQ
- Jerry Lawler beat Tex Slazenger to win the USWA Title
- Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert beat The Rock-n-Roll Express 

1998

Nashville, Tennessee:
- Wolfie D defeated Terry Golden to win the Music City Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title 

1999

Kissimmee, Florida:
- Taz defeated ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas to win the title 

2005 

Tokyo, Japan:
- TAKA Michinoku defeated Kaz Hayashi both the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title and Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Title

2006

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Kurt Angle won the 20-man battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Title, last eliminating Mark Henry