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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/07): Bruno Sammartino faces Giant Baba

1914

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Henry Ordemann beat Eugene Sampson 
- Jess Westergaard beat Julius Nelson 

1939

San Francisco, California:
- Dean Detton defeated Lou Plummer for the San Francisco Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

1940 

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Ray Steele defeated Bronko Nagurski to win the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 

1953 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Gorgeous George defeated Don McIntyre for the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1958

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Bob Geigel beat Ronnie Etchison in 2 out of 3 falls
- Larry Hamilton beat Otto Von Krupp by a third DQ
- Don Curtis and Sonny Myers beat Joe Dusek and Rip Hawk 

1961 

Tampa, Florida:
- Eddie Graham defeated Buddy Austin for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1963 

Washington, DC: 
- Buddy Austin and Great Scott defeated Johnny Barend and Buddy Rogers to win the Northeast NWA United States Tag Team Titles

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mitsu Arakawa in 2 out of 3 fall match
- Fight To The Finish Lumberjack Match: The Crusher beat Moose Evans
- Wilbur Snyder beat Tiny Mills 
- Rene Goulet beat George Drake 
- Kay Noble beat Mars Monroe
- Gene Anderson beat Lee Mattson

1967

Tokyo, Japan:
- NWA International Heavyweight Champion Giant Baba fought WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino to a draw in a two-out-of-three falls match to retain his title

1969 

Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski by countout to retain the title 

Sydney, Australia:
- Mario Milano and The Spoiler (Don Jardine) defeated Don Leo Jonathan and Antonio Pugiliese to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles

1970

Chicago, Illinois:
- Baron Von Raschke won the World Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title from Dick the Bruiser 

1973

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- The Sheik beat NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr by countout
- Billy Robinson & Don Muraco beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch in a 2 out of 3 fall match
- Jimmy Snuka beat Ripper Collins
- Ken Patera beat Tony Borne
- Ed Francis beat Haru Sasaki
- Sam Steamboat drew Masked Executioner

1975 

Dothan, Alabama:
- Terry Latham and Ron Starr defeated The Hell's Angels for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles

1976

Memphis,Tennessee:
- Tojo Yamamoto, Rosey Jones, & Eddie Marlin beat Don Greene, Mitsu Arakawa, & The Spoiler
- David Schultz & Roger Kirby beat Tommy Gilbert & Bearcat Brown to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- Ron Mikolajczyk beat Jerry Lawler via DQ
- Jerry Jarrett beat Al Greene in a no DQ hair vs. hair match when Greene was unable to pin Jarrett twice in 15 minutes

1977 

Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Tag Team Champions Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf defeated Tor Kamata and Stan Stasiak to retain the titles 
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ken Patera to retain the title

1978 

Miami, Florida:
- Mike Graham and Steve Keirn won the Florida NWA United States Tag Team Titles by defeating Jack and Jerry Brisco

1982 

Toronto, Canada, Ontario:
- Jimmy Valiant defeated Jesse Ventura to win the Cadillac Tournament

1983 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Dino Bravo defeated Billy Robinson to win the International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jim Dalton beat Sabu via DQ
- Terry Taylor & Ricky Morton drew The Galaxians
- Dutch Mantel pinned Jerry Roberts in a "loser leaves town" match
- Bill Dundee & Steve O beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Williams) in a "back alley street brawl" match
- Stagger Lee (Koko Ware) pinned Bobby Eaton to win the Mid-America Title
- Southern Tag Champs The Fabulous Ones beat Adrian Street & Jesse Barr
- Jerry Lawler defeated Austin Idol to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title

1984

Spartanburg, South Carolina:
- Mark Youngblood defeated Dick Slater in a tournament final to win the NWA Television Title 

1985 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Gary Royal defeated Marty Jannetty to win the NWA Central States Television Title

1986 

Fajardo, Puerto Rico:
- Al Perez defeated Jos LeDuc for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 

1987 

Boston, Massachusetts:
- Billy Jack Haynes, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (with Jimmy Hart), Hercules and Paul Orndorff (with Bobby Heenan) in an Elimination match

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Lazer Tron (Hector Guerrero) defeated Denny Brown to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title

1988 

Memphis, Tennessee
- Billy Wicks beat Sputnik Monroe
- Lou Winston beat Don Bass
- Terry Adonis beat Giant Hillbilly via forfeit
- Don Harris beat Doug Gilbert
- Jimmy Jack Funk beat Ron Harris
- Big Bad Jim beat Zebra Warrior #2
- Brickhouse Brown beat Scotty the Body
- Gary Young beat Zebra Warrior #1
- Max Pain beat Rikki Nelson
- Billy Joe Travis beat Marty Jannetty
- Jeff Jarrett beat Sean Michaels
- Eddie Gilbert beat Ken Wayne
- Eddie Marlin beat Tommy Gilbert in a "lumberjack strap" match
- Max Pain and Gary Young defeated The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don) for the Championship (formerly Continental) Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles
- AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis

1992

Oakland, California:
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Richard Morton
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell pinned Terrence Taylor
- Abdullah the Butcher fought Cactus Jack to a double count-out 
- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyszko 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 World Champion Sting pinned WCW US Champion Rick Rude in a non-title steel cage match

1993 

Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Steve Regal fought Vinnie Vegas to a 10-minute time-limit draw
- Brad Armstrong pinned the Barbarian
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- Maxx Payne defeated Erik Watts via submission 
- Cactus Jack fought Paul Orndorff to a double disqualification
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes pinned NWA World Champion Barry Windham in a non-title match
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Sting via disqualification

Baltimore, Maryland:
- Nick Tarentino defeated The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) to win the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation Maryland Title

1994 

USWA Memphis Memories: Memphis, Tennessee:
- USWA Tag Team Champions, The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) defeated Frankenstein and Leatherface
- Austin Idol, Jerry Lawler and USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher defeated Terry Funk, Doug Gilbert and USWA Unified 
  World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert by disqualification
- Tommy Gilbert, Al Greene, Don Greene, Jerry Jarrett, Sputnik Monroe and Lance Russell were inducted to the Memphis Hall of Fame
- Jerry Lawler defeated USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Brian Christopher, Terry Funk, Doug Gilbert, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert, Austin Idol, Moondog Spot, Tommy Rich, Jimmy Valiant and Koko B. Ware in a 10-man Four Corners Elimination match

Dungannon, Virginia:
- Mike Furnas defeated Killer Kyle for the SMW Television Title 

1998

Hope Mills, North Carolina: 
- The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt) are awarded the NWA 2000 Tag Team Titles
- Eddie Brown defeated The Iron Sheik for the NWA 2000 American Heritage Heavyweight Title

1999 

Jonesboro, Arkansas:
- Michael Hayes pinned champion Baldo (Albert/A-Train/Giant Bernard) in a tag team match with Hayes and Brandon Baxter against Baldo and Randy Hales to win the Power Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title 
- Derrick King and Kid Wikkid won a tournament for the vacant PPW Tag Team Titles

2001

Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada:
- Tommy Dreamer defeated Scott D'Amore and Rhino in a three-way match to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight Title
- Otis Apollo and Johnny Swinger defeat Geza Kalman, Jr. and Dyson Pryce for the BCW Can-Am Tag Team Titles