Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title

1937

Kansas City, Missouri:
– World Title: Everett Marshall beat Orville Brown to retain the title
– Ali Baba beat Karl Davis 
– Bill Lee beat Eddie Newman 
– Lou Thesz beat Chris Zaharias by DQ

1943

Dallas, Texas:
– Bobby Managoff defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Bill Longson 

1952

Oakland, California:
– Ron Etchison and Sandor Szabo defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

1957

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Whipper Billy Watson beat Hard Boiled Haggerty by DQ 
– Dick Hutton drew Joe Pazandak 
– Johnny Rougeau beat Maurice LaPointe 
– Red Bastien beat Johnny Barend

Houston, Texas:
– Pepper Gomez defeated El Medico to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

1958

Chicago, Illinois:
– Boris and Nicoli Volkoff defeated Reggie (Crusher) and Stan Lisowski to win the Chicago NWA World Tag Team Titles

1960 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Don and Luke Fields won the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles by defeating The Corsicans’ (Jean and Joe)

1963

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Hercules Cortez won a 12-man battle royal
– Dick Steinborn beat Karol Kalmikoff by DQ
– Kenji Shibuya beat Jack Lanza
– Gene Kiniski beat Jack Pesek
– Doug Gilbert drew Ivan Kalmikoff
– Haystacks Calhoun beat Duke Hoffman

1966

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ
– Chris Tolos beat Reggie Parks 
– Mighty Igor Vodik beat Steve Druk 
– Chris Markoff beat Ivan Kalmikoff 
– Larry Heiniemi drew George Drake 

1967

Lubbock, Texas:
– The Medics defeated Terry Funk and Dan Miller to win the Southwest NWA North American Tag Team Titles

1971

Fort Worth, Texas:
– Fritz Von Erich defeated Toru Tanaka to win the NWA American Heavyweight Title

1973

Osaka, Japan:
– Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine defeated Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi to win the NWA International Tag Team Titles

Denver, Colorado:
– Indian Strap Match, Winner must drag his opponent around the ring twice: Wahoo McDaniel beat Superstar Billy Graham 
– Billy Robinson beat Dusty Rhodes 
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Don Muraco by countout
– Ivan Koloff drew Reggie Parks
– Dick Murdoch beat Lord Blears

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Rufus R. Jones defeated Mickey Doyle
– Togo the Great defeated Argentina Zuma
– Bob Geigel defeated Tokyo Joe via DQ
– Stan Pulaski & Steve Bolus & Abe Jacobs defeated Benny Ramirez & The Viking & Mickey Doyle in three falls
– Roger Kirby defeated Black Angus via countout in three falls

1974

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Harley Race defeated Archie Gouldie to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title

1975

St. Petersburg, Florida:
– NWA Title-Jack Brisco defeated Bob Roop by DQ
– Elimination Match-Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bill Watts defeated Mongolian Stomper & Dick Murdoch 
– Bob Armstrong beat Super Assassin 
– Johnny Weaver defeated Swede Hanson 
– Chris Taylor & Rocky Johnson defeated The Patriots 
– Jos LeDuc defeated Baron Scicluna 
– “Irish” Pat Barrett & Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci beat The Spider & George McCreary & Beautiful Bruce

1976

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Buddy Wayne beat Wayne Petty
– Rosey Jones beat Bill Costello
– Jerry Jarrett beat Al Greene via DQ
– Big Bad John beat Mitsu Arakawa via countout
– Tommy Gilbert, Bearcat Brown, Bill Dundee, & Tojo Yamamoto drew The Spoiler, Don Greene, David Schultz, & Sam Bass
– Tommy Rich pinned Jerry Lawler in a no DQ match to win the Southern Title

1978

Sacramento, California:
 – Dean Ho and Moondog Mayne defeated Black Gordman and Goliath to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
– Ray Candy and Steven Little Bear defeated The Brute and Dr. X for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles

1979 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Sweetan defeated Randy Allis (Randy Rose) to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1981 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Angelo Mosca retained the Canadian Championship pinning Hossien Arab (Iron Sheik)
– The Masked Superstar won by count out over Ray Stevens 
– Jimmy (Superfly) Snuka pinned Maurice (Mad Dog) Vachon
– Bobby Duncum and Swede Hanson defeated Sweet Ebony Diamond and Dewey Robertson
– Tony Paris went to 20 minute draw against Kurt von Hess
– Cowboy Frankie Maine pinned Ron Ritchie 

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Ivan Koloff and Ray Stevens defeated Paul Jones and The Masked Superstar for the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1982

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ric McCord pinned Tojo Yamamoto
– Roy Rogers pinned The Iranian Assassin
– Ricky & Robert Gibson drew Sweet Brown Sugar & Dream Machine
– Stan Lane pinned The Cuban Assassin
– Bill Dundee & Ricky Gibson NC Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose
– Stan Lane beat Kenny Shane & Jimmy Hart in a handicap match
– Norvell Austin beat Steve Keirn via DQ
– Southern Champ Dutch Mantel pinned Bobby Eaton

1983

Louisville, Kentucky:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler by DQ
– Fabulous Ones beat Executioners
– Terry Taylor beat Jacques Rougeau by DQ
– Finals of Tournament for Mid American title: Bobby Eaton beat Sweet Brown Sugar
– Koko Ware beat Kenya Condorie
– Jesse Barr beat Dutch Mantel by DQ
– Bill Dundee beat Carl Fergie

Regina, Saskatchewan:
– The Great Gama defeated The Dynamite Kid for the Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Title 

Columbia, South Carolina:
– Dick Slater defeated Mike Rotundo to win the NWA Television Title 

1984 

Tokyo, Japan:
– International Champion Jumbo Tsuruta beat Nick Bockwinkel to win AWA Title (Terry Funk special referee)
– Genichiro Tenryu beat Ricky Steamboat to become the new United National Champion
– Bruiser Brody & Super Destroyer I beat Giant Baba & Takashi Ishikawa
– NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion Chavo Guerrero beat Mighty Inoue when the referee stopped the match
– Ashura Hara & Magic Dragon & Masanobu Fuchi dcor Alexis Smirnoff & Super Destroyer II & Jerry Morrow
– Thomas Ivy beat Tarzan Goto
– Shiro Koshinaka beat Mitsuharu Misawa
– Motoshi Ohkuma & Great Kojika beat Rocky Hata & Yoshihiro Momota
– Ultraseven beat Toshiaki Kawada

1985

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Sgt. Slaughter & Jerry Blackwell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
– AWA Champion Rick Martel dcor Bob Backlund
– Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel
– Jim Garvin beat Baron Von Raschke
– Mr. Saito & Masked Superstar & King Tonga beat Steve O & Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig
– Buck Zumhofe beat Steve Regal
– John Nord drew Tom Zenk

1986 

Tampa, Florida:
– The Cuban Assassin defeated Kendall Windham to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler beat Tommy Rich by DQ
– Midnight Rockers beat Rock & Roll Express to win held up AWA Tag Team Title
– Maxx Payne beat Manny Fernandez forfeit
– Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis beat Gary Young & Bill Dundee
– Ken Wayne beat Jimmy Jack Funk by DQ
– The Samoans Samu & Kokina beat Zebra Warriors
– Bruise Brothers beat Scotty Levy & Terry Adonis
– Doug Gilbert beat Rikki Nelson

1991

Chicago, Illinois:
– Tim Horner defeated Rob Morgan
– Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated WCW 6-man Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich 
– Brian Pillman defeated Rip Rogers (sub. for Michael Wallstreet) 
– Itsumi Yamasaki & Miki Handa defeated Miss A & Mami Kitamura
– Terry Taylor (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson) defeated Bobby Eaton
– Tom Zenk, WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Barry Windham, Stan Hansen, & Larry Zbyszko (sub. for Sid Vicious) 
– Sting & WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Doom via disqualification
– WCW World Champion Ric Flair fought El Gigante to a double disqualification

1993

Memphis, Tennessee: 
– The Moondogs (Splat and Spot) defeated The Harris Brothers (Don and Ron) for the USWA Tag Team Titles

1997

Ponce, Puerto Rico:
– El Nene defeated Carlos Colón to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title

1998 

WCW SuperBrawl: San Francisco, California:
– The Ultimo Dragon defeated Shiryu
– The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) with Dusty Rhodes defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) with Ted DiBiase to win the titles
– Sting pinned Hollywood Hulk Hogan to win the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title
– WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page pinned Chris Benoit to retain the title
– Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage (with Elizabeth)
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Juventud Guerrera 
– Booker T pinned WCW World Television Champion Rick Martel to win the title
– WCW World Television Champion Booker T pinned Saturn to retain the title

Chihuahua, Mexico:
– Perro Aguayo, Sr. defeated Cibernético to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title 

1999 

Nuevo Laredo, Texas:
– El Cobarde and El Cobarde, Jr. defeat Perro Aguayo, Sr. and Perro Aguayo, Jr. for the Mexican National Tag Team Title

2002

Ventnor, England:
– Robbie Brookside defeated Dave Taylor to win the European Heavyweight Title

2004

Tokyo, Japan:
– Kaz Hayashi defeated Blue-K (Taka Michinoku) to win the vacant AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title

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