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Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/22): WWF vs. WCW Invasion


Des Moines, Iowa:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson beat Orville Brown to capture Brown's claim to the World Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
- Gene Bowman beat Jack Kennedy
- Babe Zaharias beat Don McIntyre 
- Cowboy Luttrall and Hans Schultz drew


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Earl McCready defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto British Empire Heavyweight Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Herb Welch defeated Tex Riley for the Tennessee World Junior Heavyweight Title


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Corsica Jean defeated Ray Stevens for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
- Danny Hodge won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Titles by defeating Angelo Savoldi

Houston, Texas:
- Don Leo Jonathan defeated Torbellino Blanco for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Dick Steinborn defeated The Mighty Yankee to win the vacant Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Don Greene defeated Len Rossi to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Ron Etchison and Dan Miller defeated Mitsu Arakawa and Kinji Shibuya for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles and the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Gene Kiniski defeated Whipper Billy Watson in for the Vancouver British Empire Heavyweight Title


Los Angeles, California:
- The Destroyer defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the WWA World Heavyweight Title 


Davenport, Iowa:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Verne Gagne by countout
- Danny Hodge beat Pampero Firpo
- Tex McKenzie beat Gene Anderson 
- Rene Goulet drew Chris Markoff


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel and Dr. X defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis and Mongolian Stomper
- Jerry Miller and Bob Brown wrestled to a double disqualification
- Sonny Myers beat Johnny Ramirez 
- Ronnie Etchison beat Frank Hickey


Portland, Oregon:
- Johnny Kostas defeated Moondog Mayne to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Paddy Barrett and Don Leo Jonathan defeated Abdullah the Butcher and Armand Hussein for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
- Jack Brisco and Ciclón Negro defeated Hiro Matsuda and The Missouri Mauler for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Tommy Gilbert and Sputnik Monroe defeated Don and Ron Wright to win the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles

Irima, Japan:
- Opearl Anston and Masked Lee defeated Miyoko Hoshino and Jumbo Miyamoto to win the WWWA World Tag Team Titles


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Tex McKenzie and Ken Patera defeated The Blackjacks (Lanza and Mulligan) for the NWA American Tag Team Titles


Macon, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling I and II defeated Don Green and Jerry Lawler to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan
- Baron Von Raschke beat Larry Hennig
- Billy Robinson beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)
- Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant drew Chris Taylor & Jim Brunzell 
- Buddy Wolff beat Bull Bullinski


Amarillo, Texas:
- Larry Lane won a tournament to win the vacant Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Geigel won a 6-man Battle Royal
- Bob Geigel & The Super Intern defeated Bob Brown & Tank Patton 
- Black Gordman & Great Goliath defeated Pat O’Connor & Harley Race


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis) and Roddy Piper defeated Mando Guerrero and Tom Jones for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling II defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) defeated Dominic DeNucci and Wilbur Snyder for the WWA World Tag Team Titles

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- Jean and Pierre Martel defeated Carlos Colón and Chief Thundercloud to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles 
- Gorilla Monsoon won the WWC North American Heavyweight Title by defeating Bruno Sammartino

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Dutch Mantel defeated Whipper Watson, Jr. for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title 


Dallas, Texas:
- Mark Lewin defeated Bruiser Brody to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title


Portland, Oregon:
- Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskoski beat Sheepherders in a hair versus hair cage match


Shreveport, Louisiana:
- Bob Roop defeated The Super Destroyer for the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 
- Butch Reed won the Mid-South Television Title from Dutch Mantel


Oakland, California:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan by DQ
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Baron Von Raschke & Otto Wanz
- Greg Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
- Tommy Rich beat Bobby Heenan 
- Ray Stevens beat Moondog Moretti


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Phil Hickerson defeated Terry Taylor to win the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Title 


Tampa, Florida:
- The Masked Superstar defeated Lex Luger for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Scott Armstrong defeated Nelson Royal to win the World Junior Heavyweight Title

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- The Cuban Commandos (Cuban Assassin and Jerry Morrow) defeated Bad Company (Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman) for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Ishikawa, Japan:
- Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Stan Hansen and Genichiro Tenryu to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles


Wildwood, New Jersey:
- Chris Candido defeated champion Ace Darling and 2 Cold Scorpio in three-way match to win the Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title


WWF Invasion: Cleveland, Ohio:
- WWF Tag Team Champions The A.P.A. (Bradshaw and Faarooq) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo 
- Team WCW/ECW (Booker T, The Dudley Boyz, Diamond Dallas Page and Rhyno) (with Paul Heyman, WCW owner Shane McMahon and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley)) defeated Team WWF (Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Kane and The Undertaker (with WWF Chairman Vince McMahon))


Grand Rapids, Michigan:
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam defeated WWE European Champion Jeff Hardy in a Ladder match to unify the titles 
- WWE Undisputed Champion The Rock pinned Eddie Guerrero


Wrestlefest: Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada:
- Bobby Roode defeated A-1 to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Heavyweight Title 
- Phil Atlas and Jimmy Jacobs defeated Danny Daniels and N8 Mattson for the BCW Can-Am Tag Team Title


WWE Great American Bash: San Jose, California:
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Umaga pinned Jeff Hardy  to retain the title
- ECW World Champion John Morrison pinned CM Punk to retain the title
- Randy Orton pinned Dusty Rhodes in a Texas Bullrope match 
- WWE Champion John Cena pinned Bobby Lashley to retain the title

- AJ Styles defeated Rob Terry to win the TNA Global Title