About Us  |   Contact

Daily pro wrestling history (12/30): Big Van Vader wins WCW World Title

1952

San Francisco, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe won the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Title by defeating Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert

1955

Portland, Oregon:
- Henry Lenz and Kurt Von Poppenheim defeated Bill Savage and Buck Weaver to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title

1966

Portland, Oregon:
- Paul Jones defeated Tony Borne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1968

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bobby and Lee Fields defeated The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) to win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title

1972

Detroit, Michigan:
- The Sheik defeated Bobo Brazil for the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

1972

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens for the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) beat Larry Hennig
- Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski
- Bob Bruggers beat Blackjack Daniels
- Ric Flair drew George Gadaski

1975

- Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Rock Riddle and John Tolos to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title

1978

St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Terry Funk defeated Dick Slater for the NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dick Murdoch defeated Buck Robley to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1984 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Terry Taylor defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship

1985

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Dundee defeated Jerry Lawler for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Tim Horner won the Southeastern version NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title from Ken Timbs

1986

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Dos Caras defeated Canek to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title

1988

Dallas, Texas:
- Cactus Jack defeated Eric Embry for the World Class Light Heavyweight Title 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Makhan Singh (Mike Shaw) and Vokhan Singh (Gary Albright) defeated The British Bulldogs (The Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith) to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

1989

Memphis, Tennessee:
- King Cobra defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 

Augusta, Maine:
- The Lethal Weapons (Dennis Condrey and Doug Gilbert) defeated Phil Apollo and Vic Steamboat (subbing for Eric Sbraccia) to win the International Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles

1992

Baltimore, Maryland:
- Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title

1994

Mexico City, Mexico:
Negro Casas & Hector Garza defeated Satanico & Arkangel de la Muerte to win the CMLL Torneo Gran Alternativa

2000

Galt, California:
- Christopher Daniels defeated Donovan Morgan in the finals of the first-ever King of the Indies Tournament

2003 

Laredo, Texas: 
- Rey Mysterio defeated Tajiri to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title 

2003 

Guangzhou, China:
- Steve Williams defeated Terry Taylor to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

2007

New York City:
- The Age of The Fall, (Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs) defeated ROH Tag Team champions, The Briscoes to win the titles
- Erick Stevens pinned Roderick Strong to win the FIP championship