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On this day in pro wrestling history (July 14): Bruiser & Crusher vs. Stevens & Bockwinkel, Gagne vs. Superstar, Lex Luger wins WCW title, Snuka wins ECW title, Sting wins TNA belt

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1966 - The Viking & Jack Donovan defeated Bob Ellis & The Stomper in Kansas City, Kansas to win the NWA North American Tag Team Title.

1972 - In Rockford, Illinois; Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff dq, Wahoo McDaniel beat Don Muraco, Larry Hennig beat Ramon Torres and Hans Herrmann beat Bull Bullinski

1973 - In Chicago, Illinois; In a Non Title Human Cage match; Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens (it was scheduled as a cage match, but the cage did not arrive so they came up with a human cage match or lumberjack match). Also, Bob Ellis no contest Ivan Koloff, Ken Patera beat Vic Rossitani, Pepper Gomez beat Rene Goulet, Bob Bruggers beat George Gadaski and Greg Gagne beat Bill Crouch; In Milwaukee, Wisconsin; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Superstar Billy Graham by dq, Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan in 2 out of 3 falls, Larry Heiniemi beat Bill Watts by dq, Geoff Portz beat Joe Scarpello and Reggie Parks beat Billy Red Cloud. Attendance was 6,093.

1978 - Dick The Bruiser defeated Dick Murdoch in St. Louis, Missouri to win back the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title; In Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat AWA Tag team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell by dq, Bob Orton Jr beat Mighty Igor Vodik by countout, Lord Alfred Hayes & Super Destroyer Mark II beat Evan Johnson & Dr. X and Steve Olsonoski beat Frank Hill

1983 - In Winnipeg; in a Non Title match, Mad Dog Vachon & Verne Gagne beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell, Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan, Greg Gagne beat Sheik Adnan and David Schultz defeated Brad Rheingans.

1984 - Ted DiBiase defeated The Spoiler in Macon, Georgia to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title; In Indianapolis, Indiana; Jim Brunzell beat King Kong Brody by dq, Road Warriors beat Steve O & Curt Hennig, AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel, Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Larry Zbyszko and Tony Atlas beat Chris Markoff

1985 - In St. Paul, Minnesota; Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens by dq, AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Michael Hayes by dq, AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin (The Long Riders), Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko and Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Steve O & Buck Zumhofe. Attendance was 2,500; In Asheville, NC; NWA U.S. Champion Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff, NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Buddy Landell.

1986 -  Harley Race defeated Pedro Morales to win the King Of The Ring tournament in Foxboro, Mass.

1990 - In St. Louis, Missouri; Sid Vicious defeated Tom Zenk, NWA U..S Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated The Southern Boys, Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong and Sting & Lex Luger defeated Harley Race (substituting for an injured Ric Flair) & Barry Windham via disqualification.

1991 -  Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham in a steel cage to win the vacant WCW World Title in Baltimore, Maryland. Also, Nikita Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian chain match.

1992 - Jimmy Snuka pinned ECW Champion Johnny Hot Body to win the title in Philadelphia, PA.

1997 - Steve Austin & Dude Love (Mick Foley) defeated Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith in a tournament final for the WWF World Tag Team Title in San Antonio, Texas.

1998 - D'Lo Brown defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the WWF European Heavyweight title in Binghamton, New York,

2011 - Sting captured the TNA championship from Ken Anderson.