Daily pro wrestling history (01/18): Ivan Koloff wins the WWWF World Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
– World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Bruns beat Orville Brown in 2 out of 3 falls


Nashville, Tennessee:
– Herb Welch defeated The Yellow Scorpion for the Tennessee World Junior Heavyweight Title


– Kurt Von Poppenheim defeated Red Bastien to win the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Dick Hutton defeated Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Bill Soloweyko and Whipper Billy Watson defeated Chris and John Tolos to win the Toronto NWA International Tag Team Titles
– Raphael Halpern beat Bulldog Brower by decision 
– Jim Hady beat Doc Gallagher via disqualification
– Billy Red Lyons beat Marquis de Paree


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Dominic Bravo and Ron Etchison defeateded Mike Sharpe and Jim Wright for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Nashville, Tennessee
– Alex Perez defeated Rocky Smith for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title


Manchester, England:
– Billy Robinson defeated Billy Joyce to win the British Heavyweight Title 

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Dick The Bruiser & Mighty Igor Vodik in 2 out of 3 falls
– Verne Gagne beat Killer Kowalski dq
– Wilbur Snyder beat The Alaskan 
– Terry Funk (sub Dory Funk Jr) drew Chris Markoff


Detroit, Michigan:
– Ben Justice and Rocky Johnson defeated The Hell’s Angels (Paul and Ron Dupree) to win the Detroit NWA World Tag Team Titles

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas won the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title, defeating The Mighty Yankees 

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Fukuoka, Japan:
– Monster Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) and Michael Nader defeated Great Kusatsu and Thunder Sugiyama to win the vacant International Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Titles

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– NWA World heavyweight champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Gene Kinski
– The Sheik defeated Dewey Robertson by dq
– Whipper Billy Watson and Bulldog Bower beat The Fabulous Kangaroos, Al Costello and Ray Kent, in a 2 out of 3 falls match
– Chris and John Tolos took 2 of 3 falls from Haystack Calhoun and Gino Brito
– The Love Brothers, Reginald and Hartford beat The Mighty Iggor and Murray Cummings 


New York City:
– Ivan Koloff pinned WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino to win the title


Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
– The Mysterious Medic defeated Bob Kelly for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Mike Boyette & Mickey Doyle defeated Omar Atlas & The Viking
– Roger Kirby defeated Stan Pulaski in three falls
– World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk, Jr. fought Harley Race to a draw in three falls (60 minutes)


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ron and Terry Garvin defeated Bob Armstrong and Robert Fuller to win the vacant NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles

– Black Gordman and Goliath defeated Raul Mata and Victor Rivera for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Houston, Texas:
– Superstar Billy Graham won the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title from Mark Lewin

Shreveport, Louisiana:
– Ernie Ladd defeated Mike Sharpe for the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 


Monterrey, Mexico:
– Tony Salazar defeated Sangre Chicana to win the NWA World Middleweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler won the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title, defeating Dutch Mantel


Tampa, Florida:
– Terry Allen and Scott McGhee defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent) to win the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Titles
– Rufus Jones defeated Angelo Mosca by dq
– Mike Graham defeated Jim Garvin by dq
– Leroy Brown defeated Ron Bass
– The Midnight Rider & Barry Windham defeated Kevin Sullivan & Jake Roberts


Denver, Colorado:
– Lights Out match: Jerry Blackwell beat Masked Superstar (sub King Kong Brody)
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Jim Garvin dq
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig (subs for Fabulous Ones)
– Baron Von Raschke beat Billy Robinson
– Jim Brunzell drew Nick Bockwinkel
– Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal


Albuquerque, New Mexico:
– Scott Hall and Curt Hennig defeated Jimmy Garvin and Steve Regal for the AWA World Tag Team Titles

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Invader III defeated Eric Embry for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title 


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– Cage Match: Midnight Rockers beat Doug Somers & Buddy Rose 
– No DQ Match: Jimmy Snuka beat Colonel DeBeers
– Super Ninja beat AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
– AWA Ladies Champion Sherri Martel beat Candi Divine
– Scott Hall beat Buddy Wolff dq
– Mr. Saito beat Buck Zumhofe


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Hennig’s Title vs Lawler’s Ring: AWA Champion Curt Hennig beat Jerry Lawler
– No dq Match: AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Ken Wayne & Scott Hall
– Jeff Jarrett & Manny Fernandez beat Teijo Kahn & Jimmy Jack Funk dq
– Bill Dundee beat Terry Taylor
– Loser Leaves town: Billy Travis & Rikki Nelson beat Rock & Roll RPMs

Takuyama, Japan:
– Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Kazuo Yamazaki to win the IWGP World Tag Team Titles


Portland, Oregon:
– Ron Harris defeated Demolition Crush to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 


Saitama, Japan:
– Big Titan (Rick Bogner) and The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) defeated Katsutoshi Niiyama and Atsushi Onita to become the first FMW World Brass Knuckles Tag Team Champions


Tijuana, Mexico:
– Ultraman 2000 defeated Psicosis for the Mexican National Welterweight Title 


San Jose, California:
– Steve Austin wins the Royal Rumble
– The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) by disqualification
– WWF Champion Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker in a Casket match to retain the title


San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico:
– Chicky Starr defeated Carly Colon to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 

Wilmington, Delaware:
– Christopher Daniels defeated champion Mike Kruel, The Amazing Red, Low Ki, American Dragon and Amazing Red to win the ECWA Heavyweight Title 


Osaka, Japan:
– Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima defeated Arashi and Keiji Muto to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Title

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