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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/05): Hackenschmidt wins World Title; Von Erich Parade of Champions

1906

Madison Square Garden: 
- World Greco-Roman Champion George Hackenschmidt defeated American Heavyweight Champion Tom Jenkins in two straight falls, to become the World Catch-as-Catch Can Heavyweight Champion

1947 

Hollywood, California:
- Danny McShain defeated Martino Angelo for the World Light Heavyweight Title 

1950

Houston, Texas:
- Danny McShain defeated Miguel Guzmán for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

1958

Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- Jim Larock defeated Sandor Kovacs to become the first Tri-State NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion 

1961 

Houston, Texas:
- Dory Dixon and Rito Romero defeated The Corsicans (Jean and Joe) to win the Texas NWA World Tag Team Titles

1964 

Tampa, Florida:
- Don Curtis and Abe Jacobs defeated Duke Keomuka and Hiro Matsuda for the Florida NWA World Tag Team Titles
 
1966

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Terry Funk & Ron Reed fought Oki Shikina & Tor Kamata to a draw
- Sonny Myers defeated Bob Brown via DQ
- Tiny Smith defeated Lee Henning
- The Viking fought Jerry Kozak to a draw
- Tiny Smith won a 10-man Battle Royal
- The Mongolian Stomper defeated The Butcher in three falls

1967

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race ddq Lou Thesz & Crusher in the 3rd fall
- Johnny Valentine beat Reggie Parks 
- Danny Hodge beat Bob Boyer 
- Johnny Powers beat Rene Goulet 

1970

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Verne Gagne & the Crusher
- Blackjack Lanza ddq Wilbur Snyder
- Angelo Poffo beat Jack Pesek
- Billy Red Lyons beat Joe Scarpello
- Edouard Carpentier beat Larry Hennig
- Pepper Gomez beat Lars Anderson

1971 

Miami, Florida:
- Dale Lewis defeated The Champion (Tarzan Tyler) for the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title 
 
1972 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Roberto Soto defeated Buddy Colt to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 
 
Los Angeles, California:
- Raul Mata and Rey Mendoza defeated Killer Kowalski and Kinji Shibuya for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

1973

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jimmy Valiant in 2 out of 3 falls 
- Superstar Billy Graham & Ernie Ladd beat Bill Watts & Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls 
- Bob Ellis no contest Baron Von Raschke
- Billy Robinson drew Wilbur Snyder
- Rene Goulet beat Bull Bullinski
- Ric Flair beat Kenny Dillinger

1976 

Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Dino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling defeated Gene and Ole Andersno to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles
 
Davenport, Iowa:
- Verne Gagne, Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel, Blackjack Lanza and Bobby Duncum 
- Larry Hennig beat Baron Von Raschke  
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Chris Taylor dq
- Russ Francis beat Kim Duk

1977

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Sheik retained the U.S. title beating Tiger Jeet Singh on a disqualification
- Ken Patera beat Gorilla Monsoon
- The Crusaders retained the International tag team title beating Don Kent and Reginald Love
- Chief Jay Strongbow beat Pat Kelly
- Carlos Rocha beat Bounty Hunter #1
- The Mongol drew The Beast
-Al Costello drew ChrisTolos
- Michelle Barone beat Bill Morgan

1978

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Bruno Sammartino defeated Gorilla Monsoon for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
- Jerry Brown and Bobby Jaggers defeated Ray Candy and Steven Little Bear to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles
 
1979

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Hurácan Castillo and Carlos Colón defeated Frankie Laine and Dutch Mantel for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

1980 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Buddy Fuller beat Wayne Farris in a Lights out match
- Paul Ellering & Sonny King beat Jackie Fargo & Rocky Johnson 
- Southern Tag Team Champions Dennis Condrey & David Shults beat Jimmy Valiant & Steve Regal
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Bill Dundee dq
- CWA Champion Billy Robinson beat Duke Myers by forfeit when Myers failed to show
- Ricky Morton & Terry Sawyer beat Larry Latham & Sgt. Danny Davis
- Ken Lucas & Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson beat Ali Hassan & International Superstar & Jimmy Hart

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Paul Vachon defeated Dick Van 
- Pierre Lefebvre defeated Gino Brito
- Pat Patterson & Raymond Rougeau defeated Les Anges Blonds
- Bob Backlund defeated Bob Steele
- Gilles Poisson & Serge Dumont defeated Len Shelley & Tarzan Tyler 

1982 

Lawton, Oklahoma:
- King Kong Bundy defeated Kerry Von Erich for the World Class American Heavyweight Title 
 
Jackson, Mississippi:
- The Junkyard Dog and Mr. Olympia (Jerry Stubbs) defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) to win the Mid-South Tag Team Titles
 
1983 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Jerry Brown defeated Roger Kirby for the NWA Central States Television Title 
 
Lexington, Kentucky:
- Jerry Lawler beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel in a Non Title Match
- Fabulous Ones beat The Moondogs 
- Rock & Roll Express beat Jim Cornette & The Galaxians
- Bill Dundee beat Dutch Mantel
- Loser Leaves Town: Stagger Lee beat The Lone Ranger
- Bobby Eaton won 10 man elimination bout
- Terry Taylor beat Bobby Eaton
- Steve O beat Porkchop Cash dq

1984 

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco for the NWA World Tag Team Titles

St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Black Bart to win the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title 

1985 

WCCW Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions: Dallas, Texas:
- In a two-ring no-disqualification match, The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) to win the WCCW American Tag Team Titles
- Johnny Mantell and Skip Young fought to a draw
- Brian Adias and WCCW Television Champion Scott Casey defeated Kelly and Nick Kiniski
- Terry Gordy defeated Kamala by disqualification
- Mike Von Erich defeated Rip Oliver
- WCCW American Heavyweight Champion Chris Adams and WCCW Texas Heavyweight Champion Gino Hernandez defeated WCCW Television Champion Scott Casey and The Great Kabuki
- Kerry Von Erich defeated One Man Gang in a Kerry's hair vs. Gary Hart's hair match
- The Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts) and WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champions Kevin, Kerry and Mike Von Erich defeated Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, Kamala, Rip Oliver, One Man Gang and Steve Williams in a two-ring best-of-five falls match, 3-2 
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair fought WCCW Six-Man Tag Team Champion Kevin Von Erich to a double-countout to retain the title

1986 

Fort Worth, Texas:
- Rick Rude defeated Lance Von Erich to win the World Class Television Title 
 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Steve DiSalvo defeated Ron Ritchie for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

1988 

- Canek defeats Perro Aguayo for the UWA World Heavyweight Title

1989  

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Kevin Dillinger defeated Danny Davis to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title
- Masahiro Chono and Mike Davis won the CWF Tag Team Title from Davey and Johnny Rich

1990 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated Jimmy Valiant to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 
 
Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Invaders I and IV won the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Titles by defeating Leo Burke and Chicky Starr

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Brian Pillman (Special Referee: Nick Bockwinkel)
- Nikita Koloff beat AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko dq
- Brad Rheingans & The Trooper & Bob Lurtsema beat Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom & Tully Blanchard
- Yukon John Nord & Flapjack Scott Norton ddq Texas Hangmen
- DJ Peterson beat Jonnie Stewart
- Tony Denucci beat Todd Becker

2001

Jeffersonville, Indiana:
- Randy Orton won the OVW Hardcore Championship by defeating Flash Flanagan

2001 

WWF Insurrextion: London, England:
- Chris Jericho defeated William Regal to win the Queen's Cup
- Eddie Guerrero pinned Grandmaster Sexay 
- Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn defeated Crash Holly and Hardcore Holly
- Bradshaw pinned The Big Show 
- Edge and Christian defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von), The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and WWF European Champion Matt) and X-Factor (Justin Credible and X-Pac) in a fatal four-way elimination match
- Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle in a Two out of three falls match, 2-0
- The Undertaker defeated WWF Tag Team Champions (WWF Champion Steve Austin and WWF Intercontinental Champion Triple H) in a Handicap match

2002 

Monterrey, Mexico:
- El Zorro defeated Héctor Garza to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title 
- Lady Apache won the Mexican National Women's Title from Tiffany

2003 

Sendai, Japan:
- Ultimo Dragon defeated The Great Sasuke for the NWA World Middleweight Title 

2004 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Aja Kong and Amazing Kong defeated The Crush Gals (Lioness Asuka and Chigusa Nagayo) for the AAAW Tag Team Titles