Daily pro wrestling history (02/20): Ricky Steamboat wins NWA Title; Bob Backlund wins WWWF Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Pat O’Connor wrestled AWA Champion Mr. M to a 1 hour time limit draw
– AWA Tag Team Champions Bob Geigel & Stan Kowalski beat Joe Scarpello & Tiny Mills
– Nikita Kalmikoff beat Roy Collins
– Duke Hoffman beat Jack Daniels


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bill Miller & Bob Geigel defeated Pat O’Connor & Sonny Myers in three falls
– The Stomper defeated Fritz Von Erich via DQ


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat The Crusher
– Mighty Igor Vodik beat Larry Hennig dq
– Billy Red Cloud beat Bill Green
– Ivan Kalmikoff beat Jack Allen
– Bob Boyer drew Sid Freeman


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Verne Gagne dq
– Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher no contest Devils Duo, Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff
– Wilbur Snyder beat El Mongol
– Jack Lanza drew Moose Cholak
– Mitsu Arakawa beat Reggie Parks


Tampa, Florida:
– Florida Title: Buddy Colt defeated Jack Brisco to win the title
– Lights Out Match: Mark Lewin defeated Hans Schmidt 
– Florida Tag Titles: Mike Graham & Kevin Sullivan defeated Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George, Jr. to win the titles
– Johnny Walker defeated Black Jack Slade 
– Great Malenko defeated John Wolfman Smith


Miami Beach Florida:
– Canadian Death Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Jos LeDuc 
– Paul Jones defeated The Texan by dq
– Florida Title: Buddy Colt no contest Ron Fuller 
– Cowboy Bill Watts defeated The Jackal 
– Kevin Sullivan & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Skull Von Stroheim & Tony Romano 
– The Psycho defeated Tom Jones 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Oki Shikina & Chuck O’Connor defeated Tony Russo & Omar Atlas
– Mike George defeated Bobby Jaggers
– Central States Women’s Champion Jean Antone defeated Betty Niccoli via DQ in two straight falls
– The Interns (w/ Dr. Ken Ramey) fought Lord Alfred Hayes & Bob Brown to a double-DQ
– Jerry Oates & Ted Oates defeated Terry Martin & Tommy Martin in three falls


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Andre the Giant ddq AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– Ray Stevens beat Bobby Duncum
– Chris Taylor beat Super Destroyer dq
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Roger Kirby & Blackjack Lanza (sub Bobby Heenan)
– Pedro Morales beat Blackjack Lanza
– Angelo Mosca beat Bill Francis


Madison Square Garden: New York City:
– Bob Backlund defeated Superstar Billy Graham to win the WWWF World Heavyweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & John Studd
– AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Tito Santana & Ray Stevens
– Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal
– Buck Zumhofe beat Bill Howard
– Curt Hennig beat Kenny Jay


AWA/NWA Star Wars: Baltimore, Maryland:
– Cage match: Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff
– NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes dq
– Sgt. Slaughter beat AWA Champion Stan Hansen dq
– Midnight Express beat Rock & Roll Express
– Magnum TA beat Baron Von Raschke
– Nick Bockwinkel no contest Larry Zbyszko
– Tully Blanchard beat Jimmy Valiant
– Scott Hall beat Boris Zhukov


WCW Chi-Town Rumble: Chicago, Illinois:
– Mike Rotundo defeated Rick Steiner to win the NWA Television Title
– Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham to win the United States Title
– NWA World Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors defeated Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan 
– Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title


Niagara Falls, New York:
– WWF Intercontinental Champion Rowdy Roddy Piper defeated WWF World Champion Ric Flair in a non-title, steel cage match


WWE No Way Out: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
– Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Doug and Danny Basham to win the titles
– Chavo Guerrero Jr. won the Cruiserweight Title in a gauntlet match
– John Cena defeated Kurt Angle


WWE Elimination Chamber: Oakland, California:
– Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated WWE Tag Team champions Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella to win the titles
– WWE Champion the Miz retained the title over Jerry Lawler
– John Cena won the Raw Elimination Chamber over CM Punk, Randy Orton, R-Truth, John Morrison and Sheamus

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