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Daily pro wrestling history (04/24): AWA Super Sunday: Big Van Vader wins IWGP Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
- MWA Title: Orville Brown beat Vic Christy 2 falls to 1
- Ralph Garibaldi beat Dan O’Connor 
- Warren Bockwinkel beat Ed White 


- John & Chris Tolos defeated Don Leo Jonathan & Rocky Johnson to win the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dick Murdoch defeated the Viking in a 2 out of 3 falls match


Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Superstar Graham in a steel cage match 
- WWWF Tag Team Champions Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci defeated Stan Stasiak & Johnny Rodz


Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Ricky Steamboat beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
- Ernie Ladd beat Jimmy Snuka
- Gene Anderson & Moose Morowski beat Leo Burke & Jay Youngblood
- Herb Gallant beat Len Denton
- Don Kernodle beat David Patterson


Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan dq
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell drew Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
- Bobby Duncum beat Baron Von Raschke
- Ken Patera beat Spike Huber
- Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan
- Brad Rheingans beat Dr X
- Tito Santana drew Rene Goulet


AWA Super Sunday: St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Hulk Hogan by DQ 
- Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
- Ken Patera & Jesse Ventura & Blackjack Lanza beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell & Rick Martel
- Jerry Lawler beat John Tolos
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Ed Boulder
- Brad Rheingans beat Tom Stone
- Joyce Grable & Wendi Richter beat Judy Martin & Velvet McIntrye


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA World Champion Rick Martel defeated Mr. Saito 
- steel cage match: Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell and Jerry Blackwell defeated The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering


Super Powers Clash: Tokyo, Japan:
- Big Van Vader defeated Shinya Hashimoto to win the IWGP Title tournament (Lou Thesz special referee)
- Shota Chochyashvili defeated Antonio Inoki to win the New Japan Martial Arts Title
- Naoki Sano defeated Hiro Saito to win the Young Lions League
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Super Strong Machine & George Takano defeated Hiro Hase & Shiro Koshinaka
- Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Kuniaki Kobayashi.
- Salman Hashimikov defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
- Wahka Eveleov defeated Masa Saito


WWF UK Rampage: London, England
- Jim Neidhart defeated The Warlord
- Greg Valentine defeated Haku
- Ted DiBiase defeated Kerry Von Erich via countout
- The Rockers defeated The Orient Express
- Jimmy Snuka defeated The Barbarian
- Davey Boy Smith defeated The Bezerker
- Earthquake defeated Jake Roberts via countout
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Sgt. Slaughter


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to win back the WCW World Title (title was held up) 


- Steve Corino defeated Mike Rapada to win the NWA title


Chicago, Illinois:
- Colt Cabana & CM Punk defeated Jay & Mark Briscoe to win the Ring Of Honor Tag Team Titles


TNA Lockdown: Orlando, Florida:
- 3 Live Kru (Konnan and Ron Killings) defeated David Young and Lex Lovett and The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) (with Chris Candido)    
- Apolo and Sonny Siaki defeated Chris Candido and Lance Hoyt in a Six Sides of Steel Cage match    
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Bobby Roode (with A-1 and Coach D'Amore)
- Shocker defeated Chris Sabin, Michael Shane (with Trinity) and Sonjay Dutt1 ina Four Man Xscape match    
- Jeff Hardy defeated Raven in a Six Sides of Steel Tables match    
- America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) defeated Team Canada (Eric Young and Petey Williams) (with A-1) in a Six Sides of Steel Strap match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship    
- Christopher Daniels defeated Elix Skipper    to retain the TNA X Division Championship    
- Team Nash (B.G. James, Diamond Dallas Page and Sean Waltman) defeated Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Monty Brown and The Outlaw) in a Lethal Lockdown match    
- A.J. Styles defeated Abyss to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship match