By Brian Hoops
1935 – Wildcat Pete defeated Tetsuo Higami in Honolulu, Hawaii to become
the first NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Champion.
1970 – In Kansas City, Kansas; The Stomper & Bob Geigel defeated K.O.
Cox & Killer Cox in
2 out of 3 falls
1976 – Bob Backlund defeated Harley Race for the Missouri Title in St.
1978 – Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat won the NWA World Tag Team
Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, defeating Cyclon Negro &
Baron Von Raschke, Gene & Ole Anderson, and Masked Superstar & Ken
Patera in a tournament to win the belts.
1978 – AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Billy Robinson via
referee blood stoppage in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1979 – The Assassins defeated Bill Dundee & Robert Gibson to win the AWA
Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. On the same show, The
Mongolian Stomper defeated Toru Tanaka to win the AWA Southern
1979 – In Greenville, SC; Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke wrestled to a time
limit draw with NWA Tag Team Champions Jimmy Snuka & Paul Orndorff and
AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Pedro Morales.
1982 – In the main event of an AWA event in Rockford, Illinoi;
Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana beat Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum in a Steel Cage
1985 – Ox Baker defeated Carlos Colon in San Juan, Puerto Rico to win
the WWC World Heavyweight Title
1988 – Sting & Lex Luger, managed by Magnum T.A., won the third, and
final, Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup tag team tournament in Greensboro,
North Carolina by defeating Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson.
1990 – Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig defeated Tito Santana in a tournament
final in Austin, Texas to win the WWF Intercontinental Title.
1992 – The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard) defeated The
Fantastics (Bobby & Jackie Fulton) in a tournament final to become the
first Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Champions.
2003 – Tiger Mask IV defeated Koji Kanemoto in Hiroshima, Japan to win
the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
2011 – The Sheik (Joey Machete) defeated Colt Cabana to win the NWA
title at a Pro Wrestling Fusion event in Jacksonville, Florida.