Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/15): Jerry Lawler captures championship gold

1941

Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Champion Sandor Szabo beat Earl Wampler in 2 straight falls to retain title

1951 

Tampa, Florida:
– Mae Young defeated Cora Combs to become the first NWA Florida Women’s Champion 

1962

Fargo, North Dakota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Bill Miller
– Crusher beat Doug Gilbert
– Rocky Hamilton beat Jack Allen
– Moose Evans beat George Cannon

1964

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Edouard Carpentier beat The Beast by DQ
– Johnny Valentine beat Professor Hiro 
– The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Rip Collins and Chuck Conley) beat Doc Gallagher and Sweet Daddy Siki 
– The Sheik beat Ray Villmer 
– Andy Robin beat Duke Noble
– Hans Schmidt defeated Tony Parisi 

1967 

Mexico City, Mexico:
– El Nazi defeated Mil Mascaras to win the Mexican Light-Heavyweight Title

1970 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Akio Kyo defeated Marie Vagnone for the WWWA World Title 

1971 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ray Gunkel defeated Big John to win the Georgia TV Title 

1976

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Andre The Giant won a Battle Royal
– I Quit Match: Dusty Rhodes beat Missouri Mauler
– Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson beat Raymond Rougeau & Roberto Soto
– Jos LeDuc beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
– Mongolian Stomper beat Rick McGraw
– Ricky Steamboat beat Jim Lancaster

1979 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Bill Dundee to win the Southern Heavyweight Title

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel drew Dewey Robertson 
– US Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ric Flair 
– Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat The Scorpion & Brute Bernard
– The Destroyer beat Klondike Bill 

1981 

Jackson, Mississippi:
– The Junkyard Dog & Mike George defeated The Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the Mid-South Wrestling Tag Team Title 

1984

Memphis, Tennessee:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Rick Rude & King Kong Bundy
– Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant & Randy Savage beat Dirty White Boys & Phil Hickerson (sub Jimmy Hart)
– International Champion Eddie Gilbert beat Lanny Poffo
– Phil Hickerson & Kurt Von Hess beat Tojo Yamamoto & Dutch Mantel
– Rufus R Jones & Mark Ragin beat Nightmares

1985

Salt Lake City, Utah:
– Stan Hansen won battle royal
– Greg Gagne drew Nick Bockwinkel 
– Brad Rheingans beat Boris Zhukov
– Stan Hansen beat Kevin Kelly
– Steve Regal beat Jerry Oski
– Jim Garvin beat Buck Zumhofe

1988 

Dallas, Texas:
– Texas Death Match; Kerry Von Erich beat World Class and AWA Champion Jerry Lawler by DQ
– Michael Hayes & Steve Cox beat Samoan Swat Team to win the World Class Tag Team Title
– Dog Collar Match: Terry Gordy double count out with Botswana Beast
– Kevin Von Erich beat Brian Adias by DQ
– Jeff Jarrett beat Eric Embry to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title
– Texas Champion Iceman King Parsons double count out with Kendall Windham
– Blackjack Mulligan & Bill Irwin beat Jimmy Jack Funk & Black Bart

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Hurricane Castillo, Jr. & Miguelito Perez defeated Bobby Jaggers & Dan Kroffat to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title

1998 

Chicago, Illinois:
– X-Pac defeated D’Lo Brown to capture the WWF European Heavyweight Title

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