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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/16): The Great Muta wins IWGP gold


Harlan, Iowa:
- Earl Wampler beat Joe Dusek 2 falls to 1


Houston, Texas:
- Ted Cox defeated Dave Levin to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne was awarded the first ever AWA World Heavyweight Champion (Pat O'Connor, the defending NWA World Heavyweight Champion, was given 90 days to defend against number one contender Gagne in a match to determine the AWA World Champion.  The match never happened, and Gagne was given the title)
- AWA Tag Team Champions Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski went to a no contest Verne Gagne & Joe Scarpello
- Gene Kiniski beat Man Mountain Campbell
- Bob Geigel beat George Grant 
- Len Montana beat John Swenski


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Superstar Billy Graham
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Red Bastien & Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls
- US Women's Champion Betty Niccoli beat Jean Antone 
- Billy Robinson beat Larry Heiniemi
- Geoff Portz beat Vic Rossitani
- Greg Gagne beat Bill Crouch 
- George Gordienko beat Moose Morowski


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Super A (Austin Idol) in a mask vs. mask match


Chicago, Illinois:
- Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens to win the AWA tag team titles
- Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant drew Wilbur Snyder & Billy Robinson
- Ox Baker beat Ivan Putski
- Rene Goulet beat Jim Brunzell
- Soldier Lebeouf beat Bobby Bold Eagle 
- Chuck O'Connor (Big John Studd) beat Bill White


Pro Wrestling USA Star Wars: East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- Sgt. Slaughter beat NWA Champion Ric Flair by DQ
- Paul Ellering & Road Warriors beat Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts by DQ
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Larry Zbyszko
- Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens
- Steve Regal beat Buck Zumhofe
- Brad Rheingans beat Boris Zhukov by DQ 
- Baron Von Raschke beat Davey G


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- The Midnight Express defeated the Rock & Roll Express to win the NWA Tag Team Titles


Louisville, Kentucky:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich 
- the RPMs beat Scott Steiner & Billy Travis


Fukuoka, Japan: 
- The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) defeated Riki Choshu to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title


- Jimmy Del Ray defeated Ricky Morton to win the vacant Smokey Mountain Wrestling "Beat The Champ" Television Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Justin Credible defeated Terry Funk for the 3PW Heavyweight Title 


TNA Hard Justice: Orlando, Florida:
- Samoa Joe defeated Homicide to win the TNA X-Division Title 
- Kurt Angle retained the TNA Championship over Sting and Matt Morgan