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Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/02): The Midnight Express win NWA tag team gold

1911

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- George Hackenschmidt beat Leo Pardello 2 falls to 0

1914

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Charlie Cutler defeated Henry Ordemann to win the American Heavyweight Championship

1928

Michigan City, Indiana:
- Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeated Wayne Munn to win the Illinois and Michigan version of the World Heavyweight Title and unify it with his undisputed title

1934

St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos beat Gus Sonnenberg 
- Ernie Dusek beat Sol Slagel 
- Abe Coleman beat Dick Raines (countout) 

1957

Seattle, Washington:
- Ed Francis and Henry Lenz defeated Red Bastien and Roy Heffernan to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1963

Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat The Sheik
- Fritz Von Erich beat Crusher
- Waldo Von Erich beat Gordy Nelson

1970

Orlando, Florida:
- NWA World Title: Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Bob Orton by countout
- Sailor Art Thomas & Louie Tillet defeated Mephisto & Dante by DQ
- Sam Steamboat drew Hiro Matsuda
- Vivian Vachon defeated Paula Kaye
- Missouri Mauler defeated Jack Brisco

1976

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Texas Death Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Pampero Firpo
- Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
- Jean Antone beat Betty Niccoli
- Bob Backlund drew Harley Race
- Khosrow Vaziri beat Buddy Wolff

1977

Miami Beach, Florida:
- Texas Bullrope Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ox Baker
- Lights Out Match: The Assassin defeated Superstar Billy Graham (Jos LeDuc special ref)
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Buddy Wolff & Steve Strong by DQ
- Mike Graham beat Bob Orton, Jr.
- Zeigfreid Stanke defeated Tully Blanchard

San Antonio, Texas:
- Ivan Putski beat Black Gordman
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Les Thornton
- Great Goliath beat Lord Alfred Hayes
- Moondog Mayne beat Dan Burdick

1978

Amarillo, Texas:
- Dory Funk, Jr. and Larry Lane defeated Brute Bernard and Frank Morrell to win the NWA Western States Tag Team Titles

1981

Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Bounty Hunters (David and Jerry Novak) defeated Bill Dundee and Tommy Rich in a no-disqualification Title vs. Hair match for the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1986

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) defeated Buddy Landel for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 
- Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley) defeated Dutch Mantel to win the CWA International Heavyweight

1987

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol defeated CWA International Heavyweight Champion Soul Train Jones to win the vacant AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 
- CWA International Heavyweight Champion Soul Train Jones defeated Tommy Rich.
- The Hunter defeated CWA International Tag Team Champion Paul Diamond.

WCCW Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- The Dingo Warrior defeated WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Bob Bradley to win the title
- WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated WCWA World Tag Team Champion Al Madril to retain the title
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Tony Atlas by countout
- The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) and The Rock 'n' Roll RPM's (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) fought to a double-countout
- Kerry Von Erich defeated WCWA World Tag Team Champion Brian Adias

1989 

International Bash: Kansas City, Kansas:
- Rick McCord defeated Bobby Jaggers    
- Tiger Mask defeated Tommy Sharpe 
- Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk defeated Doug Somers & Gary Young     
- Tenryu defeated Bill Irwin 
- Akio Sato defeated Curtis Hughes 
- (Special Referee: Pat O'Connor): The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) wrestled The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) to a time limit draw (30 minutes)
- AJPW World Tag Team Title Match: Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy to win the titles
- WWA World Heavyweight Title Title Match: Mike George defeated Steve Ray by countout

1991

Portland, Oregon:
- Brad Anderson and The Hood (Ricky Santana) defeated The Wrecking Crew (The Equalizer and The Grappler) for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- Carlos Colón defeated Greg Valentine to win the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Barry Windham & Terry Taylor (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson)
- Brad Armstrong defeated Moondog Rex
- Bobby Eaton fought Tom Zenk to a draw
- WCW Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong
- Brian Pillman defeated the Big Cat
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger & Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & Sid Vicious via disqualification

1992

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Ron Simmons pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
- Terrance Taylor pinned Tom Zenk 
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Vinnie Vegas
- Larry Zbyzsko pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell
- Brian Pillman pinned Richard Morton
- Sting, Dustin Rhodes, & Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
- Abdullah the Butcher pinned Cactus Jack in a steel cage match

Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Dos Caras defeated El Canek to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title

1997

Cape Girardeau, Missouri:
- The Renegade defeated Terry Taylor
- Syxx & Vincent defeated High Voltage
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Alex Wright
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Syxx
- Lex Luger & the Giant defeated Meng & the Barbarian