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On this day in pro wrestling history (July 19): Kiniski wins third AWA title, Nash beats AJ Styles for TNA belt

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1940 - At Riverview Park in Waterloo, Iowa; World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Mayes McLain, Dick Shikat beat Al Lovelock and Juan Humberto beat Alford Johnson

1961 - Shoulders Newman & Ted Travis defeated Neff Maivia & Billy White  Wolf for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii; In St. Paul, MN at Midway Stadium; Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski beat Leo Nomellini & Wilbur Snyder to win AWA Tag title. (Kiniski now simultaneously holds the Tag Title, AWA US Title and AWA Heavyweight Title). Also on the card, Stan Kowalski beat George Scott, Roy McClarty drew Bob Geigel and Tony Bailargeon beat Marquis de Paree.

1968 - Fritz Von Erich & Grizzly Smith defeated The Spoiler & Gary Hart in Houston, Texas to win the NWA American Tag Team Title (later renamed the World Class World Tag Team Title)

1971 - Thunderbolt Patterson & Toru Tanaka defeated Johnny Valentine &  Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA American Tag Team Title (later renamed the World Class World Tag Team Title) in Ft. Worth, Texas.

1972 - In Miami, Florida; In a $5,000 Karate Match with Special Referee Don Curtis; Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods beat Paul Jones, Johnny Walker beat Buddy Colt, Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Ron Fuller & Johnny Kace, Cowboy Lang beat Wee Willie Wilson, Hiro Matsuda beat Redbeard by dq and Tony Garea & George McCready drew Phil Robley & Smasher Sloan; In Sioux Falls, SD; Billy Robinson drew Ivan Koloff and Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes beat Don Muraco & Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls

1973 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas; Jim Brunzell & Mike George defeated Bob Orton & Percy Pringle,  Roger Kirby defeated Jim Dalton, Lord Alfred Hayes defeated Jim Dalton, Rufus R. Jones defeated Tokyo Joe, Bob Brown defeated Hillbilly Vic, Danny Little Bear defeated Togo the Great via DQ and World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Terry Funk

1975 - In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Baron Von Raschke by dq, AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Dusty Rhodes, Wilbur Snyder beat Dr. Bill Miller, Ivan Putski beat Lord James Blears, Moose Cholak beat The Viking and Bobby Heenan beat Prince Pullins

1977 - In Davenport, Iowa; Bob Backlund & Larry Hennig & Billy Robinson beat Super Destroyer & Angelo Mosca & Roger Kirby, Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan, Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza and Steve Olsonoski beat Chris Markoff

1978 - In Honolulu, Hawaii; Tor Kamata beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq, Sam Steamboat drew Bill Francis,
Ed Francis beat Chris Markoff, King Curtis ddq Pampero Firpo and Don Muraco & John Tolos beat Mr. Fuji & Randy Morse

1980 - Pierre Martel defeated Mr. Fuji to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

1981 - El Solitario defeated Eric Embry in Mexico City, Mexico to win the UWA World Junior Light-Heavyweight Title; In St. Paul, Minnesota; AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura, Sheik Adnan beat Tito Santana by countout, Jerry Blackwell beat Brad Rheingans and Baron Von Raschke beat Ben DeLeon

1985 - In East Rutherford, NJ at the Meadowlands; AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy, AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel, Sgt. Slaughter beat Larry Zbyszko, Joyce Grable won a women’s battle royal, Baron Von Raschke drew Billy Robinson, Ray Stevens beat Greg Gagne by dq, Buck Zumhofe drew Buddy Roberts, Bob Backlund beat Larry Sharpe and Boris Zhukov beat Sean O'Reilly. Attendance was 4500

1989 - The Brain Busters (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson) defeated Demolition to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship in a two out of three falls match that aired on Saturday' Nights Main Event. The event was taped in Worcester, Massachusetts.

1997 - The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) to win the ECW World Tag Team Title in a Steel Cage Weapons match in Philadelphia, PA.

2009 - Angelina Love defeated Tara to win the TNA Knockouts Title in Orlando, Florida. Also, Kevin Nash defeated AJ Styles to win the Legends Title and Scott Steiner & Booker T defeated Beer Money to win the TNA Tag Team Championship.