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Today's pro wrestling history (10/31): Giant Baba downs Harley Race for NWA title

Bob Geigel

1940

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Orville Brown beat Jim Wright 2 falls to 0
- Steve Brody beat Ray Schwartz 2 out of 3 falls
- Jack Hader beat Jim Parker 

1958

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Bob Geigel defeated Bob Ellis in a tournament final to win Central States Title

1973

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Red Bastien by countout
- Jimmy Valiant beat Bull Bullinski
- Bob Ellis beat Larry Heiniemi
- Superstar Billy Graham no contest Wilbur Snyder
- Pepper Gomez beat Ric Flair

1979 

Nagoya, Japan:
- Giant Baba defeated Harley Race to win the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title (title switch was not planned in advance by the NWA)

1981

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Bodyslam challenge: Hulk Hogan beat Jerry Blackwell
- Andre the Giant won the 15-Man Battle royal for $50,000
- Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Heenan
- Greg Gagne no contest Sheik Adnan
- Tito Santana beat Bobby Duncum dq
- Laurent Soucie beat Jacques Goulet
- Buck Zumhofe beat Dizzy Ed Boulder (Brutus Beefcake)

1983 

- Johnny Mantell defeated Jimmy Garvin for the WCCW TV title

1987

Sheboygan, Wisconsin:
- DJ Peterson won a Street Fight Battle royal
- Jerry Blackwell & Wahoo McDaniel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express dq
- AWA Champion Curt Hennig beat Tommy Rich
- Adrian Adonis beat Mitch Snow
- D.J. Peterson beat Mr. Magnificent Kevin Kelly
- Dick Slater beat Alan West

1998 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Kenta Kobashi for the All Japan Triple Crown 

2000 

Rochester, New York:
- Ivory defeated champion Lita, Trish Stratus and Jacqueline for the WWF Women's Title