Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/10): Kurt Angle wins vacant World Heavyweight title


Sioux City, Iowa:
– Earl Caddock beat Paul Domke 2 falls to 0


Kansas City, Kansas:
– World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Joe “Toots” Mondt to retain the title 


San Francisco, California:
– Sandor Szabo won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating Ray Eckert 


Indianapolis, Indidana:
– Boris and Nicoli Volkoff defeated Reggie and Stan Lisowski for the Chicago NWA World Tag Team Titles


Oakland, California:
– Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
– The Mighty Yankee defeated Ray Gunkel for the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

Portland, Oregon:
– Nick Kozak defeated Kurt Von Himmler to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Fresno, California:
– Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe defeated Johnny Barend and Ron Etchison for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
– Buddy Austin defeated Don Curtis for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Fence Match: AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder
– Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Bob Rasmussen 
– Len Montana drew Jim Hady 


Macon, Georgia:
– Bobby Hart defeated Louie Tillet to win the Georgia NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title


Osaka, Japan:
– Thunder Sugiyama and Toyonobori defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) for the Trans-World Wrestling Alliance (International Pro Wrestling) World Tag Team Titles


Los Angeles, California:
– Fred Blassie defeated Bobo Brazil to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– Don Kent defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


West Palm Beach, Florida:
– The Infernos (Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith) defeated The Australians (Ron Miller and Larry O’Day) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Mike George and Jerry Oates defeated The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) in a Losers Leave Town match to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Titles


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
– The Spoilers defeated Carlos Colon and Bob Ellis for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

Sarasota, Florida:
– NWA Title: Terry Funk DCOR Dusty Rhodes to retain title
– King Curtis defeated Big Bad John by DQ
– US Jr. Title: Mike Graham defeated Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
– Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Killer Kowalski 
– Missouri Mauler defeated Rocky Johnson 
– Florida Tag Titles: Cyclon & Omar Negro drew Rip Hawk & Roger Kirby 
– Dino Bravo defeated Beautiful Bruce 
-Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Mike York 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Gene Kiniski defeated Don Leo Jonathan to win the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title

Orlando, Florida:
– Florida Tag Titles: Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. to win the titles


San Antonio, Texas:
– Tully Blanchard defeated Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Southwest Television Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
– Algerian Death Match: Mad Dog Vachon beat John Studd
– Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan beat The Crusher & Buck Zumhofe
– Jerry Blackwell beat Tito Santana
– Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Nick Bockwinkel defeated Jerry Lawler for the held up AWA World Heavyweight Title (title held up only in Memphis)
– Robert Gibson defeated Norman Frederick Charles to win the Southeastern NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title
– Bobby Eaton won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Jacques Rougeau 
– Leather Strap on a Pole Match: Fabulous Ones beat Sheepherders
– Jesse Barr drew The King Cobra
– Dutch Mantel beat Apocalypse via DQ
– Sabu beat Bobby Fulton
– Sabu won an “elimination” match
– Southern Champ Terry Taylor beat Sweet Brown Sugar


Tampa, Florida:
– Texas Death Match: Yellow Dog defeated Ron Bass 
– Steel Chain Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated One Man Gang 
– Blackjack Mulligan defeated Kendo Nagasaki by DQ 
– Florida Title: Mike Rotundo defetaed Black Bart to retain the title
– Special Attraction: Billy Jack Haynes defeated JJ Dillion 
– Chief Joe Lightfoot & Mike Davis defeated The Infernos 
– No DQ Match: Hector Guerrero defeated Dennis Brown


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Mr. Pogo defeated Harley Race to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois:
– Cage match: Road Warriors & Jerry Blackwell beat Fabulous Freebirds Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts
– Sgt. Slaughter beat AWA Champion Stan Hansen by DQ
– AWA Tag Team Champions Jim Garvin & Steve Regal beat Curt Hennig & Scott Hall
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
– Boris Zhukov & Barbarian beat Marty Jannetty & Earthquake Ferris
– Scott Irwin beat Baron Von Raschke
– Bill Irwin beat Kelly Kiniski

Norfolk, Virginia:
– Denny Brown defeated Pat Tanaka
– The Italian Stallion defeated Ron Rossi
– NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Manny Fernandez
– NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Krusher Kruschev defeated Sam Houston
– Jimmy Valiant & Miss Atlanta Lively (Ron Garvin) defeated Jim Cornette, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a handicap match
– NWA US Champion Magnum TA defeated Tully Blanchard
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes

Cincinnati, Ohio:
– Jim Lancaster defeated Pat Tanaka
– Black Bart defeated Larry Wilson
– Don Kernodle defeated Thunderfoot
– Pez Whatley defeated Al Snow
– Ron Bass fought the Barbarian to a no contest
– NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a steel cage match


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Frankie Lancaster beat Brian Lee
– The Shogun & The Samurai beat Scott Steiner & Cat Garrett
– Wendell Cooley beat Phil Hickerson to win the CWA Title
– Bill Dundee & Tracy Smothers beat Terrance Garvin & The Beast
– Jeff Jarrett & Ricky Morton beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden
– Dutch Mantel beat Jerry Lawler to win the Unified World Title (the title was returned to Lawler to due the actions of referee Ricky 


Toledo, Ohio:
– Jack Victory & Rip Morgan defeated Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert
– Norman pinned the Iron Sheik 
– Tom Zenk pinned Michael Hayes 
– Steve Williams pinned the Samoan Savage 
– Mark Callous & Dan Spivey fought the Road Warriors to a double count-out
– Sting, Arn Anderson, & Ole Anderson defeated the Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & the Dragon Master 
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger


Columbia, South Carolina:
– Terry Taylor defeated Richard Morton
– Big Josh defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
– Johnny B. Badd defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– Big Van Vader fought El Gigante to a double count-out
– WCW Tag Team Champions Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via disqualification

Dallas, Texas:
– Rod Price and John Tatum defeated Black Bart and Bill Irwin for the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles


New Orleans, Louisiana:
– Cactus Jack defeated Brad Armstrong
– Erik Watts defeated Tony Atlas
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Scotty Flamingo
– Barry Windham defeated Dustin Rhodes
– Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
– WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
– WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Steve Austin & Brian Pillman


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Reggie B. Fine beat Ken Morris
– Del Rios beat JC Ice
– Mike Anthony beat Wolfie D
– The Vampire Warrior pinned Tony Williams
– Skull Von Crush beat King Cobra
– Bert Prentice beat Lee Womack in a “boxing” match
– Lauren Davenport beat Sweet Georgia Brown in a “street fight” match
– Ron & Don Harris beat Todd Morton & Chris Michaels to win the USWA Tag Team Titles
– Steve Keirn beat Tommy Rich via DQ
– Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher beat Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert via DQ

Chilhowie, Virginia:
– Robbie Eagle defeated Chris Candido to win the SMW Television Title 

Lima, Ohio:
– Shinobi the Oriental Assassin (Al Snow) defeated Sean Casey for the World Wide Wrestling Alliance Light Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Spellbinder beat Pat Tanaka
– Downtown Bruno beat Scott Bowden
– Lady Satan (Debbie Combs) beat Miss Texas to win the USWA Women’s Title
– Brian Christopher DDQ Koko Ware
– The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Jesse James Armstrong & Tracy Smothers
– Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich beat PG-13 via DQ
– Jerry Lawler beat Tex Slazenger to win the USWA Title
– Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert beat The Rock-n-Roll Express 


Nashville, Tennessee:
– Wolfie D defeated Terry Golden to win the Music City Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title 


Kissimmee, Florida:
– Taz defeated ECW World Heavyweight Champion Shane Douglas to win the title 


Tokyo, Japan:
– TAKA Michinoku defeated Kaz Hayashi both the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title and Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Kurt Angle won the 20-man battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Title, last eliminating Mark Henry