Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/27): Hansen wins AJPW Triple Crown; Angle wins WWE Title

July 19, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

1939 
Kansas City, Kansas:

– Steve Brody beat Mike Kilonis to capture the World Junior Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
– Wladek Zbyszko defeated Paul Amnott

1945 
Houston, Texas:

– Buddy Rogers defeated Dave Levin to win the Texas Heavyweight Title 

1956

Houston, Texas:
– Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin defeated Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas to win the Texas Tag Team Titles

1962 

San Diego, California:
– The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) defeated Freddie Blassie for the WWA World Championship in 2 out of three falls

1963 

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Fritz Von Erich beat Verne Gagne to win AWA World Title
– Fuji Tanaka beat Guy Mitchell 
– Mike DiBiase beat Dory Funk

1966

Eugene Oregon:
– NWA World Champion Gene Kiniski defeated Stan Stasiak 

1968

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– The Crusher won an 11 man battle royal
– Dr X beat Dick the Bruiser by dq 
– The Crusher beat Harley Race

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Blackjack Lanza
– AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto no contest Bill Watts & Wilbur Snyder 
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Dutch Savage

1969 

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Chain Gang Frank Dillinger & Jack Dillinger in 2 out of 3 falls
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Bill Watts on a 3rd fall count out 
– Edouard Carpentier drew Blackjack Lanza

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson 
– Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder

1972 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Geigel & Rufus R. Jones defeated Roger Kirby & Harley Race (sub for Black Angus) 
– Harley Race defeated The Stomper

1973 

Denver, Colorado:
– Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff beat Mad Dog Vachon & The Crusher via dq
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Dusty Rhodes in 2 out of 3 falls
– Larry Heiniemi beat Reggie Parks 
– Greg Gagne drew Vic Rossitani

1980 

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Mad Dog Vachon & Tito Santana (Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura are awarded the AWA Tag Team Title when Verne Gagne failed to show for a scheduled defense of the title)
– Jerry Blackwell no contest The Crusher 
– Tito Santana ddq Dennis Stamp

1985 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Sgt. Slaughter beat Larry Zbyszko
– The Crusher drew Michael Hayes
– Fabulous Freebirds; Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Larry Hennig & Steve O 
– Boris Zhukov beat Rick Gantner

Atlantic City, New Jersey:
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Michael Hayes dq

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Sam Houston defeated George South
– Ron Bass defeated Joel Deaton
– Jimmy Valiant defeated Paul Jones in a dog collar match
– NWA World Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson fought Ivan & Nikita Koloff to a draw
– NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Buddy Landell
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff

1987 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Winner to wrestle AWA Champion Curt Hennig; Jerry Lawler beat Nick Bockwinkel
– George Barnes & Blooey beat Rocky Johnson & Bill Dundee
– Moondogs beat Big Bubba & Goliath 
– Billy Travis & Jeff Jarrett beat Nasty Boys via dq

1988 

Nagano, Japan:
– Stan Hansen defeated Genichiro Tenryu to win the PWF World Heavyweight and NWA United National Heavyweight Titles (both later became part of the All Japan Triple Crown)

1990 

Matsudo, Japan:
– Stan Hansen defeated Mitsuharu Misawa to win the vacant All Japan Triple Crown

1991 

Dallas, Texas:
– Steve Simpson & Chris Walker defeated Scott Anthony (Raven) & Rip Rogers in the tournament final to win the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

1996 

Sapporo, Japan:
– Dr. Wagner Jr. defeated Aquarius (Yoshihiro Tajiri) to win the CMLL World Light-Heavyweight Title 

2002 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Low Ki defeated Spanky, Christopher Daniels & Doug Williams in a 60-minute Iron Man match to become the first Ring Of Honor Champion 

2003 

WWE Vengeance: Denver, Colorado:
– Kurt Angle defeated Brock Lesnar and The Big Show in a three way no-DQ match to capture the WWE World Title  
– Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit in the finals of the US Title Tournament

2004 

Cincinnati, Ohio:
– Spike Dudley pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title