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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/20): Samoa Joe makes his NXT debut

1936

St. Louis, Missouri:

- Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Paul Jones 

- Dorv Roche beat Gus Sonnenberg 

- Frank Brown beat Mike Anton 

- Stan Sitkowski beat Pat Fraley 

- Warren Bockwinkel defeated Ray Villmer 

1960

St. Joseph, Missouri:

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor and Bob Ellis drew 1 fall a piece

- World Tag Team Champions George and Sandy Scott beat Bob Geigel and Lee Henning 

- Thor Hagen beat Taro Myaki 

- Gory Guerrero beat Bill Cole 

1964 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Wilbur Snyder

1971

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Danny Little Bear & The Viking defeated Buddy Austin & Bob Orton 

- Harley Race defeated The Stomper in three falls

- Ronnie Etchison defeated Benny Ramirez

- Steve Bolus defeated Tony Russo

- Rufus R. Jones defeated The Great Sakaguchi via DQ

1974

Madison Square Garden:

- Bruno Sammartino defeated Killer Kowalski in the main event of a Texas Death Match to retain the WWWF title

1976

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc went to a no contest with Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon  

- Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Russ Francis & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell in 2 out of 3 falls

1977

Bloomington, Minnesota:

- Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson & Ray Stevens beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum

- Peter Maivia beat Angelo Mosca

- Pedro Morales beat Roger Kirby

- Jim Brunzell drew Billy Francis

- Larry Hennig beat Moose Morowski

1983 

St. Joseph, Missouri:

- NWA World champion Ric Flair defeated Dewey Robertson 

Houston, Texas:

- WWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Afa the Samoan

- Junk Yard Dog & Mr Wrestling II beat King Kong Bundy & Mr Olympia

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Dusty Rhodes

- Masked Superstar & Super Destroyer beat Tito Santana & Mil Mascaras

- Hacksaw Duggan beat Kendo Nagasaki

- Butch Reed beat Rip Rogers

- Gran Marcus beat Johnny Rich

1985

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tommy Gilbert pinned Speedy Tall Tree

- Davey Haskins & Jay Youngblood beat Lanny Poffo & JR Hogg

- Southern Tag Champs The Fabulous Ones beat Kareem Muhammad & Masked Mystery Man (Don Bass)

- Southern Champ Randy Savage beat Jerry Oski

- Tojo Yamamoto & Jerry Jarrett beat Koko Ware & Norvell Austin via DQ

- Jerry Lawler beat Bruiser Brody via DQ

1986

Rock Hill, South Carolina:

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification 

- Dusty Rhodes & NWA U.S. Champion Magnum TA defeated NWA Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match via disqualification

1987 

Portland Oregon:

- Randy Savage pinned Tito Santana 

- WWF Tag Team Champions Hart Foundation defeated British Bulldogs in a steel cage match

1988

Norfolk, Virginia:

- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo pinned Jimmy Garvin 

- Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Sting, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification

1989 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Rick Martel pinned Tito Santana

- WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Big Bossman & Akeem via disqualification 

- WWF champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage

Greensburg, Pennsylvania:

- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Wahoo McDaniel 

- Tommy Jammer & Ken Patera beat Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond

- Colonel Debeers no contest Derrick Dukes

- AWA Women’s Champion Wendi Richter beat Heidi Lee Morgan

- Johnny Valiant beat Terry Gibbs  

1992

Ft. Irwin, California:

- Tom Zenk pinned Greg Valentine

- Mike Graham pinned JT Southern

- Ron Simmons pinned Cactus Jack

- Dustin Rhodes pinned Mr. Hughes

- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Scotty Flamingo

- WCW Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko (sub. for Bobby Eaton)

- Nikita Koloff pinned Terry Taylor

- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification 

- WCW World Champion Sting pinned Steve Austin

1993

Baltimore, Maryland:

- Keith & Kent Cole defeated the Wrecking Crew

- Maxx Payne defeated Joey Maggs

- Arn Anderson defeated Erik Watts

- Rick Rude defeated Kensuke Sasaki

- Dustin Rhodes defeated Rick Rude via disqualification; the vacant US title was at stake in the bout

- Davey Boy Smith defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader via disqualification in a non-title match

- NWA World Champion Barry Windham defeated Ricky Steamboat

Sapporo, Japan:

- Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue defeated Terry Gordy & Steve Williams for the All Japan World Tag Team Titles

1994

SMW Volunteer Slam: Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Tracy Smothers defeated Kendo The Samurai

- The Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn

- SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido (with Tammy Fytch) defeated The Rock N' Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a No DQ, no time limit match 

- Bruiser Bedlam (with Jim Cornette) pinned Randy Savage (with Bob Armstrong)

- Jake Roberts vs. Dirty White Boy ended in a Double Count Out in a SMW Heavyweight Championship match

1995

SMW Charlotte Memories: Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Swede Hanson, Abe Jacobs, Magnum TA, Nelson Royal, Johnny Weaver, and Tim Woods were on hand

- Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle in a falls count anywhere match

- Steve Armstrong defeated Buddy Landel via disqualification

- NWA World Champion Dan Severn defeated Bobby Blaze

- Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated New Jack & Mustafa in a streetfight

- SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a steel cage match

2001 

WWF Judgement Day: Sacramento, California:

- Raven defeated Val Venis

- The Holly Cousins (Hardcore Holly and Crash Holly) defeated Kaientai (Taka Michinoku and Funaki)

- William Regal defeated Rikishi

- Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit 2-1 in a Three stages of hell match for Angle's Olympic Gold Medal

- Rhyno defeated Test and Big Show in a Triple threat hardcore match to retain the WWF Hardcore Championship

- Chyna defeated Lita to retain the WWF Women's Championship

- Kane defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a chain match to win the IC Title

- Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit won by last eliminating Edge and Christian Tag team turmoil match

- Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker in a No Holds Barred match for the WWF Championship

2007

WWF Judgement Day: St. Louis, Missouri:

- Kane defeated William Regal 

- Ric Flair defeated Carlito by submission

- Bobby Lashley defeated Team McMahon in a Handicap match for the ECW World Championship, however Mr. McMahon wasn't pinned and Lashley did not win the title

- CM Punk defeated Elijah Burke

- Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels 

- The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch to retain the World Tag Team Championship

- Edge defeated Batista to retain the World Heavyweight Championship

- MVP defeated Chris Benoit in 2 straight falls to capture the United States Championship

- John Cena defeated The Great Khali to retain the WWE Championship

2012

WWF Over the Limit: Raleigh, North Carolina:

- Kane defeated Zack Ryder

- Christian won a 20-man Battle Royal

- Kofi Kingston and R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger (with Vickie Guerrero) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship

- Layla defeated Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Divas Championship

- Sheamus defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Fatal four-way match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship

- Brodus Clay (with Naomi and Cameron) defeated The Miz

- Christian defeated Cody Rhodes to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship

- CM Punk defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the WWE Championship

- Ryback defeated Camacho (with Hunico)

- John Laurinaitis defeated John Cena in a No Disqualification match

2015

NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable: Winter Park, Florida:

- Finn Balor defeated Tyler Breeze

- Charlotte & Bayley defeated Emma & Dana Brooke

- Baron Corbin defeated Rhyno

- Blake & Murphy defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass to retain the NXT tag titles

- Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch to retain the NXT Women's Championship

- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship ended in a no contest (Samoa Joe made his NXT debut following the match)

2017

NXT TakeOver: Chicago, Illinois:

- Roderick Strong pinned Eric Young

- Pete Dunne pinned Tyler Bate to win the U.K. title

- Asuka retained the women’s title in a three-way over Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross

- Bobby Roode pinned Hideo Itami to retain the NXT title

- Authors of Pain beat Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa to retain the NXT tag titles in a ladder match

NJPW Super Juniors Tournament: Matsuzaka City:

- Yoshinobu Kanemaru pinned ACH

- Tiger Mask pinned Kushida 

- Desperado pinned Bushi 

- Ryusuke Taguchi pinned Volador Jr.