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Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/24): Edge wins 2001 King of the Ring

1925 

Columbus, Ohio:
- Bobby Roscoe defeated Matty Matsuda for the World Welterweight Title

1936

Columbus, Ohio:
- George McCloud defeated Frank Sexton to win the Ohio Heavyweight Title

1950 

Akron, Ohio:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Bozo Brown for the World Heavyweight Title

1958

Dallas, Texas:
- Duke Keomuka and John Tolos defeated Larry Chene and Pepper Gomez to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

1964

Bradford, England:
- Alan Colbeck defeated Jack Dempsey for the European Welterweight Title

Houston, Texas:
- Tokyo Tom defeats Joe Blanchard to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

1965

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel and Dutch Savage beat Dick the Bruiser and Mongolian Stomper 2 falls to 1
- Pat O’Connor beat Missouri Mauler by DQ 
- Ronnie Etchison beat Ken Hollis

1966 

Los Angeles, California:
- Luis Hernandez and Pedro Morales defeated Buddy Austin and El Mongol for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

Chicago, Illinois:
- Wilbur Snyder went to a 60:00 time limit draw with AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon
- AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher no contest The Assassins
- Chris Markoff beat Doug Gilbert 
- Ernie Ladd beat the Alaskan

1967

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- In a cage match, Johnny Powers beat The Crusher
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Rene Goulet & Lou Thesz by DQ 
- Johnny Valentine beat Billy Wicks

1968 

Davenport, Iowa:
- Dr X no contest AWA Champion Verne Gagne 
- Dutch Savage & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race

1970 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Ripper Collins defeated Sam Steamboat to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1971 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- North American Tag Team Champions Buddy Austin & Bob Orton defeated Rufus R. Jones & The Viking
- The Stomper defeated Baron Von Raschke via DQ 
- Central States Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Dick the Bruiser in three falls

1972 

Chicago, Illinois:
- Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan went to a no contest with Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher
- Baron Von Raschke beat Sailor Art Thomas
- Ivan Koloff beat Don Muraco 
- Bobby Heenan beat Billy Red Cloud

NWA Big Time Wrestling Parade of Champions: Irving, Texas:
- Billy Red Lyons defeated NWA American Heavyweight Champion The Spoiler to win the title 
- Stan Stasiak defeated NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Red Bastien to win the title
- Dory Funk, Jr. wrestled Fritz Von Erich to a time-limit draw to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- El Santo and Jose Lothario defeated Terry Funk and Mr. Fuji 
- George Scott and Tommy Siegler wrestled to a time-limit draw

Akron, Ohio:
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Ernie Ladd for the National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title

Jacksonville, Florida:
- Boris Malenko and Johnny Walker defeated The Professional (Doug Gilbert) and Mike Webster to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles

1974 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jackie Fargo defeated Jerry Lawler for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 

1975 

Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Ivan Putski
- Dusty Rhodes dcor Baron Von Raschke
- Chris Taylor beat Sgt Jacques Goulet (sub Horst Hoffman) 
- Jim Brunzell drew Buddy Wolff

1976 

Mexico City, Mexico:
- El Halcón defeated El Gran Markus for the Mexican National Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Omar Atlas defeated Dr. X
- Jerry Kozak fought The Super Intern to a draw
- Harley Race fought Abdullah the Butcher to a no contest 
- In a fence Match, Mike George defeated Central States Heavyweight Champion Bob Brown via DQ in three falls

1977 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne & Ray Stevens beat AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum to win the titles (The decision was later reversed when it was pointed out that Gagne applied his sleeper on Lanza who was not the legal man in the ring)
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a 60 minute draw with Billy Robinson
- Super Destroyer beat Pedro Morales
- Larry Hennig ddq Angelo Mosca
- Greg Gagne beat Bulldog Bob Brown
- Jim Brunzell drew Bob Backlund 
- Steve Olsonoski beat Roger Kirby by DQ

1978 

San Francisco, California:
- Roddy Piper defeated Moondog Mayne to win the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title

1979

Tijuana, Mexico:
- El Signo defeated Bobby Lee for the UWA World Welterweight Title 

1983

Houston, Texas:
- King Kong Bundy & Kamala beat Junk Yard Dog & Hacksaw Duggan by DQ
- In a Non Title Texas Bullrope match; Dusty Rhodes beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Chavo Guerrero beat Mr Olympia
- Ted Dibiase beat Tito Santana
- Mil Mascaras beat Super Destroyer
- Butch Reed beat Tim Horner
- Mr Wrestling II beat Art Crews
- Magnum TA beat Rip Rogers 
- Johnny Rich drew Boris Zurkov

1984

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Canek won the UWA World Heavyweight Title from Dos Caras  

1985 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Dino Bravo & King Tonga beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors in a non title match
- Raymond Rougeau & Jacques Rougeau Jr no contest Jimmy & Ronnie Garvin 
- Tony Parisi beat Abdullah the Butcher via forfeit (Abby no showed)
- Gino Brito Jr drew Leo Burke

Fort Worth, Texas:
 - Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) to win the NWA American Tag Team Titles 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bota the Witch Doctor defeated Jerry Lawler for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1987 

Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico:
- Cien Caras defeats MS-1 for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title

1988 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Johnny Smith defeated Chris Benoit to win the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title

Osaka, Japan:
- Shiro Koshinaka defeated Owen Hart to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title 
- Tatsumi Fujinami won the IWGP Heavyweight Title by defeating Riki Choshu

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Fabuloso Blondie defeated Lizmark for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

New Haven, Connecticut:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond dcor Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Curt Hennig
- Wahoo McDaniel dcor Manny Fernandez 
- Madusa Macelli beat Heidi Lee Morgan

1989 

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Chicky Starr defeated Super Medico I to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title

1990 

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Los Villanos (I, IV and V) defeated Khaos, Rambo and Zandokhan to win the UWA World Trios Title 

1992

Dorado, Puerto Rico:
- The Southern Rockers (Rex King and Steve Doll) defeated Doug Masters and Ron Starr for the WWC World Tag Team Titles

1993 

Bristol, Tennessee:
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- Jim Neidhart defeated Wrecking Crew Rage
- Ron Simmons defeated Dick Slater
- Davey Boy Smith defeated Big Sky
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Lord Steven Regal
- Ric Flair defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Brian Pillman

Hazard, Kentucky:
- Brian Lee defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Tracy Smothers to win the King of Kentucky Tournament 

1995

Williamstown, New Jersey:
- Tommy Cairo defeated Devon Storm in a tournament final for the vacant NWA North American Heavyweight Title 

1996 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Lex Luger & Sting and The Steiner Brothers in a three-way match to win the titles

2001 

East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- Edge pinned Kurt Angle to win the King of the Ring tournament
- Jeff Hardy defeated X-Pac to retain the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
- The Undertaker vs Diamond Dallas Page Ended in a no contest
- Kurt Angle defeated Shane McMahon in a Street Fight
- Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho to retain for the WWF Championship

2007

WWF Vengeance: Houston, Texas:
- Johnny Nitro pinned CM Punk to win the vacant ECW World Title 
- Candice Michelle defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina to win the title 
- WWE United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter pinned Ric Flair to retain the title
- WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce and Domino (with Cherry) defeated Sgt. Slaughter and Jimmy Snuka to retain the title
- World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista by countout to retain the title
- WWE Champion John Cena defeated King Booker (with Queen Sharmell), Mick Foley, Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton to retain the title

2012

ROH Best in the World: New York City:
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Guardians of Truth (with Truth Martini)
- Homicide defeated Eddie Edwards
- Adam Cole defeated Kyle O'Reilly
- Michael Elgin (with Truth Martini) defeated Fit Finlay
- Mike Mondo defeated Mike Bennett (with Bob Evans and Maria Kanellis)
- Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) defeated Jay Lethal and Tommaso Ciampa in a three-way elimination match to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- Kevin Steen (with Jimmy Jacobs) defeated Davey Richards in an anything goes match to retain the ROH World Championship
- All Night Express defeated World's Greatest Tag Team to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles