Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/01): Kobashi defeats Misawa to win the GHC Heavyweight title – WON/F4W


Kansas City, MO:

– Everett Marshall beats Joe Savoldi 2 falls to 1

– John Pesek beat Steve Faraday (sub for Rex Smith)

– Wladek Zbyszko beat Andreas Costanos

– Dutchman Hefner beat Pat McClary

– Charles Santon designed Sol Slagel (as Schlegel)


San Francisco, California:

– Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Ron Etchison and Sandor Szabo for San Francisco’s NWA World Tag Team Titles


Honolulu Hawaii:

– Al Kashey and Tom Rice defeated Bobby Bruns and Rikidozan to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– Billy Watson defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou The on a disqualification

– Pat O’Connor defeated Pat Fraley

– Killer Kowalski beat John Barend

– The Smith Brothers, Al and John beat Don Beilteman and Pat Flanagan


Dallas, TX:

– Duke Keomuka and Fritz Von Erich defeated The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) and The Golden Terror to win the Texas NWA World Tag Team Titles


Honolulu Hawaii:

– Curtis Iaukea won the Hawaii NWA United States Heavyweight title by defeating Johnny Barend


Dothan, Alabama:

– Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas defeated Chin Lee and Pancho Villa to win the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles


Los Angeles, California:

– Goliath and Kinji Shibuya defeated Dory Dixon and Earl Maynard to win the NWA America Tag Team Titles


Bayaman, Puerto Rico:

– Pierre Martel defeated Carlos Colon for the WWC North American Heavyweight title

– Toru Tanaka won a tournament final to become the first WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion


Madison Square Garden:

– Ric Flair beat Pete Sanchez on his MSG debut

– Superstar Billy Graham and Ivan Koloff beat WWWF World Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi in a two out of three falls match

– WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ernie Ladd to retain the title

– WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Jerry Blackwell to retain the title


Memphis, TN:

– Ricky & Robert Gibson drew Dutch Mantel & David Schultz

– Bill Dundee and Tommy Gilbert beat Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey via DQ

– The Magnificent George, Jr. defeated Porkchop Cash

– Jerry Lawler defeated Tommy Rich

– NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Rocky Johnson

Shreveport, Louisiana:

– Dick Murdoch defeated The Great Zimm (Waldo Von Erich) to win the NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight title

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Atlanta, Georgia:

– Steve Keirn won the NWA National Television title from Kevin Sullivan

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell No Contest AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura

– Baron Von Raschke beat John Studd

– Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana

– Handicap match: Buck Zumhofe & Brad Rheingans beat Jerry Blackwell

– Steve Regal beat Bill Howard

– Curt Hennig defeated Nacho Berrera

Memphis, TN:

– Sonny King, Tony Charles and Tommy Gilbert beat Tojo Yamamoto, The Angel and Ali Hassan

-Wayne Ferris defeated Roy Rogers

– Dream Machine defeated Koko Ware

– Jimmy Valiant beat Eddie Gilbert

– Tommy Rich and Bill Dundee beat the bounty hunters

– Jimmy Valiant won a battle royale

– Jerry Lawler, Jackie and Roughhouse Fargo beat Jimmy Hart, Austin Idol and Dutch Mantel

Naucalpan, Mexico:

– Villano III defeated Fishman for the UWA World Light Heavyweight title


Memphis, TN:

– Roy Rogers defeated Tojo Yamamoto via DQ

– Ricky and Robert Gibson defeat the Cuban and Iranian Assassins

– Gypsy Joe pinned Ric McCord

– Stan Lane and Bill Dundee beat Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar

– Southern Tag Champs Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose NC The Monk & Dream Machine

– Steve Keirn defeated Norvell Austin in a “chain” match

– Jerry Lawler pinned Dutch Mantel in a “no DQ” match to win the South title


Memphis, TN:

– Porkchop Cash & Mad Dog beat King Cobra & Carl Fergie

– The Galaxians drew Ricky Morton and Jim Dalton

– Sonny King pinned Phillip Rougeau

– Jerry Roberts pinned Dutch Mantel

– Bobby Eaton pinned Sweet Brown Sugar to win the Mid-America title in a “loser leaves town” match in a “no DQ” match

– Bill Dundee & Steve O beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Williams)

– CWA International Champion Austin Idol pinned Jerry Lawler


WWF Saturday Night Main Event: Phoenix, Arizona:

– WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco by disqualification to retain the title

– WWF Tag Team Champions Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine (with Johnny V) defeated the British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The

Dynamite Kid (with captain Lou Albano)) to retain the title

– The Junkyard Dog pinned Adrian Adonis (with Jimmy Hart)

Regina, Saskatchewan:

– Ben Bassarab and Chris Benoit defeated Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) and Ron Starr to win the International Stampede Tag Team Titles


San Juan, Puerto Rico:

– Carlos Colon won the WWC Television title from Jason the Terrible


Baltimore, Maryland:

– Buddy Landel pinned Ricky Morton

– Dustin Rhodes and Tim Horner beat Larry Zbyzsko and Dutch Mantell

– Sid Vicious defeated Tommy Rich

– Tom Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton after Terrance Taylor

– Barry Windham pinned Ron Simmons by pinning an interfering Butch Reed, who attacked Simmons

– Big Josh pinned El Cubano

– WCW USA Tag Team Champions Rick and Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin

– WCW USA Champion Lex Luger pinned Dan Spivey

– Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair by disqualification


Chicago, Ill.:

– WCW USA Tag Team Champion Terry Taylor pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell

– WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Mike Graham in a non-title match

– Ron Simmons and Big Josh defeat Cactus Jack and Mr. Hughes

– Barry Windham defeats Larry Zbyszko in a Texas Death Match

– Dustin Rhodes, Rick and Scott Steiner defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin, WCW World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton in an elimination match

– WCW USA Champion Rick Rude pinned WCW World Champion Sting in a non-title steel cage match

Yokohama, Japan:

– Bam Bam Bigelow and Big Van Vader defeated Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Muto for the IWGP World Tag Team titles

Mayagez, Puerto Rico:

– The Heartbreakers (Wendell Cooley and Frankie Lancaster) defeated Rex King and Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Memphis, TN:

– Miss Texas defeated Leslie Ballenger

– JC Ice beat Hurricane Hatchett

– The Master of Terror (Ken Wayne) defeated Chris Michaels

– Danny Davis beat Wolfie D

– JC Ice beat Miss Texas

– Danny Davis defeated Master of Terror

– JC Ice defeated Danny Davis to become the first USWA Middleweight Champion

– Doug Gilbert beat Eddie Gilbert

– Jeff Jarrett defeated Brian Christopher to win the USWA Southern title

– Ron & Don Harris (with Mike Samples) beat Moondogs Spot & Splat (with Richard Lee) in a “hair vs. hair” match where the managers’ hair was at stake

– Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lawler and Giant Gonzales beat Brian Christopher, Ron and Don Harris

Sevierville, TN:

– Bobby Eaton defeated Tim Horner to win the SMW Television title


Memphis, TN:

– Flash Flanagan and Billy Travis defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) to win the USWA Tag Team Titles


ECW Living Dangerously: Asbury Park, New Jersey:

– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Taz to win the ECW TV title

– Al Snow and ECW World Tag Team Champion Lance Storm defeated ECW World Tag Team Champion Chris Candido (w/ Tammy Sytch) and ECW

World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas (with Francine)

– Rob Van Dam (with Bill Alfonso) pinned 2 Cold Scorpio

– New Jack & Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray & D-Von) (with Big Dick, Sign Guy and Studley Dudley) and Axl Rotten &

Balls Mahoney in a three-elimination match

– Tommy Dreamer pinned Justin Credible (with Jason Knight and Nicole Bass)


Tokyo, Japan:

– Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka defeated Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa to win the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles


Indianapolis, Indiana:

– Eddie Guerrero defeated Rey Misterio, Jr. and IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a three-way match to win the title

Carrollton, Georgia:

– Scotty Riggs defeated Dustin Rhodes for the Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title

– Glacier and Ron Studd won the TCW Tag Team Title from Southside Trash


Tokyo, Japan:

– Kenta Kobashi defeated Mitsuharu Misawa to win the NOAH GHC Heavyweight title

Yokohama, Japan:

– The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) defeated the Shane Twins (Mike and Todd) to win the Independent Professional Wrestling Tag Team Titles


Albany, New York:

– Orlando Jordan defeated John Cena to win the WWE United States Title


Louisville, Kentucky:

– Brent Albright defeated CM Punk in a tournament final for the OVW Heavyweight title


ROH Anniversary Show: Las Vegas, Nevada:

– ROH World Tag Team Title Match: reDRagon defeated the Young Bucks to retain the titles

– ROH TV Title Match: Jay Lethal defeats Alberto El Patron to retain the title

– ROH World Title Match: Jay Briscoe defeats Michael Elgin, Tommaso Ciampa and Hanson to retain the title

– Roderick Strong beats BJ Whitmere

– AJ Styles defeated ACH

– Michael Bennett and Matt Taven beat The Addiction and Karl Anderson (Doc Gallows missed the event)

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