Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/06): Liger wins IWGP Junior Heavyweight title on WCW Nitro

1906

Des Moines, Iowa:
– American Heavyweight Champion Fred Beell defeated Charles Hackenschmidt

1952

Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Dusek Brothers (Ernie and Joe Dusek) beat the Becker Brothers (Bobby and George) to become the undisputed World Tag Team champions winning a 2 out of 3 fall contest
– Verne Gagne beat Pat Fraley 
– Bob McCune defeated Kit Fox 
– George Scott beat Tom Zaharias by DQ

1955

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Kinji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa
– Tim Geohagen beat Dave Jons 
– Red Bastien drew Herb Schiff (Herb Freeman) 

1960

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Gene Kiniski no contest Wilbur Snyder
– AWA Tag Team Champions Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana beat Joe Scarpello & Nick Roberts
– Roy McClarty drew Jim Hady
– Bob Geigel beat Guy Hill

1968

Atlanta, Georgia:
– The Professional defeated Johnny Valentine to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 

1973

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham on a reverse decision DQ
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Geoff Portz in 2 out of 3 falls
– Ric Flair beat Dave Muir

1974

St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 6,816)
– Dick the Bruiser won a Wrestle Royal 
– Missouri Champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Lord Alfred Hayes
– Dick the Bruiser, Bobo Brazil and Black Angus defeated Buddy Wolfe, Roger Kirby and Big Bill Miller 
– Pat O’Connor defeated Moose Cholak
– Sailor Art Thomas (sub for Cowboy Bob Ellis) defeated Joe Blanchard
– Eddie Graham defeated Yugo Babich
– Sailor Art Thomas and Ronnie Etchison defeated Mike Dubois and Bobby Jaggers

1975

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens
– Larry Hennig beat Jimmy Valiant
– Pampero Firpo no contest Johnny Valiant
– Jos Leduc beat Don Wade
– Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan beat Khosrow Vaziri & Kenny Jay

1979

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Canadian Heavyweight Title Match: Canadian Champion Dino Bravo beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Super Destroyer Mark III
– Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Steve Olsonoski & Angelo Mosca by DQ
– Greg Gagne beat Bob Brown Jr (Kerry Brown)
– Ricky Hunter beat Ron Ritchie
– Peter Sandor Szabo beat Buck Zumhofe

1980

Chicago, Illinois:
– Dick The Bruiser beat Ernie Ladd
– Jerry Blackwell & John Studd beat Mad Dog Vachon & The Crusher
– Spike Huber no contest King Kong Brody
– Wilbur Snyder beat Ali Hassan
– Jerry Graham Jr beat Chief Bobby Bold Eagle

Atlanta, Georgia:
– The Mongolian Stomper defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Georgia National Title 

1985

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Gama Singh defeated Bruce Hart to win the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title

1986

Cleveland, Ohio:
– Tim Horner defeated Buddy Roberts
– Jimmy Valiant & Baron Von Raschke defeated Shaska Whatley & Gary Royal
– Ricky Lee Jones defeated the Super Destroyer
– Denny Brown fought Hector Guerrero to a draw
– NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Brad Armstrong via count-out
– Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantell defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev in a Texas Tornado match
– Big Bubba defeated NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin via count-out in a street fight

1989

Tokyo, Japan:
– Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu won the All Japan World Tag Team Titles by winning the annual Real World Tag League tournament and defeating Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu to win the tournament

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Candi Devine defeated Judy Martin for the AWA Women’s World Title
– AWA Champion Larry Zbyzsko beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
– Paul Diamond beat Jonnie Stewart

1990

Sioux City, Iowa:
– The Juicer defeated Barry Horowitz via disqualification
– Sam Houston pinned Barry Horowitz
– The Master Blasters defeated Alan Iron Eagle & Tim Horner
– Michael Wallstreet pinned Harley Race
– NWA US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner pinned Jerry Saggs
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned the Big Cat
– Brian Pillman pinned the Motor City Madman
– Ric Flair & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Larry Cameron (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons) & NWA Tag Team Champion Butch Reed

1991

– Terry Gordy & Steve Williams won the Real World tag tournament in Tokyo, by a point from Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey, thus winning the vacant Unified tag titles

Perry, Florida:
– Mike Graham defeated John Peterson
– Arachnaman pinned Terrence Taylor
– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Firebreaker Chip
– Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip fought WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Oz to a double disqualification
– Cactus Jack pinned Van Hammer
– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko

1992

Hammond, Indiana:
– Brad Armstrong defeated Shanghai Pierce
– Erik Watts defeated Steve Austin
– Dustin Rhodes fought Barry Windham to a double disqualification
– Big Van Vader defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat
– WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude 

1993 

Jefferson, North Carolina:
– Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido to win the SMW Beat The Champ Television Title

Tokyo, Japan:
– Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada defeated Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki to win the AJW tag team titles
– Mika Handa & Yasha Kurenai beat Sase Hasegawa & Kaoru Ito to win the AJW Japanese tag title titles
– Candy Okutsu defeatd Chapparita Asara to win the Japanese Jr. title
 
1995 

Nagoya, Japan:
– Komi Yagi defeated Candy Okutsu in Nagoya to win the JWP Junior Heavyweight title
 
1996

Tokyo, Japan:
– Toshio Kawada & Akira Taue beat Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama to win the Real World Tag tournament

1998

WWF Capital Carnage: London, England:
– WWF World Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws defeated D’Lo Brown & Mark Henry
– WWF World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Maivia defeated X-Pac via disqualification
– Steve Austin defeated Kane, Mankind and The Undertaker in a Four Way match

1999 

WCW Nitro: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Jushin Liger defeated Psicosis to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title

2002 

Glasgow, Scotland:
– Lex Luger defeated Sting to win the World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Title (belt had been vacated by Scott Steiner)

2012

– Devon defeated Samoa Joe to win the TNA TV Title

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